The Česká Lípa Region

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The Česká Lípa Region is a popular recreational area particularly thanks to its varied landscape. It attracts hiking lovers, cyclists and history enthusiasts alike. The character of the landscape is predominantly marked with lakes, of which Mácha´s Lake is the most famous and biggest. Others include Hamr pond and the Holany ponds. A number of castles and chateaus tell the rich history of this area. The Česká Lípa Region consists of the following tourist sub-regions: Mácha´s Region, České Středohoří, the Lusatian Mountains, Ještěd Ridge and Podještědí.

The Česká Lípa Region is distinguished by an attractive area with natural assets, a number of rock formations, many culturally historic buildings, religious monuments, old folk architecture, and also a dense network of marked cycle paths and walking trails.

Mácha´s Region is particularly popular in the summer season. It offers its visitors the biggest and most popular lake of the Liberec Region, Mácha´s Lake. Each year it provides refreshment and recreation to thousands of visitors. In its surroundings there are many marked footpaths and cycle paths. The most well known destinations in this area are Doksy and Staré Splavy, which are starting points for trips to both nearby and faraway places. The area of Ralsko, a former military zone, is especially popular with cyclists and in-line skaters. The Lusatian Mountains, with the highest peak Luž, also offer many possibilities for walkers and cyclists alike. Marked footpaths and cycle paths will lead you, for example, to Jiřetín pod Jedlovou where there is the ruin of Tolštejn and the pilgrimage site of Křížová hora with a Calvary. The rock castle Sloup, and the chateaus Grabštejn and Lemberk are also places worth visiting in the Lusation mountains. Stunning views of the landscape await you at the view-tower at Jedlová or from the hilltops of Klíč and Luž.

The area around Ještěd and Ještěd Ridge offers good conditions for all winter sports. During the winter months, visitors of the Česká Lípa Region can also try the cross-country ski tracks around Krompach. The prepared tracks even extend into neighbouring Saxony. A more unusual winter activity is ice skating on the frozen Mácha´s Lake.

Visitors of the Česká Lípa Region also have the opportunity to visit cultural and historical sights. The dominating feature of the region is the ruin of Bezděz castle, built by Přemysl Ottokar II in the 13th century. Other attractions of the Česká Lípa Region are the village memorial conservation areas. Among the most beautiful ones are Lhota, Rané, Žďár or Vojetín. The Pilgrimage Trail of the Česká Lípa Region will show you the unique religious buildings of the region. Of the eight unique pilgrimage sites belong the Basilica of St. Lawrence and St. Zdislava in Jablonné v Podještědí and the Augustinian monastery in Česká Lípa, where the Museum and Gallery of National History and Geography is also located.

The Česká Lípa Region is world famous for glass making. You can discover its history up to the present day in the museums in Nový Bor and Kamenický Šenov and also directly in the glassworks themselves.

The region below Bezděz charmed and inspired not only the famous romantic poet Karel Hynek Mácha but also the writer Karolína Světlá. A whole exhibition is devoted to her in the Česká Lípa museum. Český Dub is associated with the personality of Bedřich Smetana who bestowed his folk opera, The Kiss (Hubička), to the region below Ještěd.

The Česká Lípa Region offers its visitors a wide choice of accommodation – here you will find camps, chalets, cottages, guesthouses and hotels of all categories. You can obtain more information about accommodation or recommended trips in the tourist information centres of the Česká Lípa Region, for example in Česká Lípa, Nový Bor, Chrastava and Doksy.

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