The Fojtka Dam
The Fojtka dam is a dam water reservoir built on the Fojtka Stream in the municipality of Mníšek, 6 km to the North-East from the centre of Liberec, in the years 1904 to 1906. The bricked wall is 11 m high and 146 m long. The entire dam spread on 7 hectares and the average depth is around 10 m. The dam was built according to a project by Otto Intze, the best water structure designer in Europe of his time, who designed all the dams in the Lužická Nisa river basin.
Frýdlant Castle dominates a basalt rock above the Smědá River. This extensive and architecturally varied complex consisting of a medieval fortress and Renaissance castle is one of the most significant monuments in the Czech Republic. The castle was opened for the tourists as early as in 1801, which means it was the first castle museum in Central Europe.
Ještěd (1012 m n. m.) is a mountain at the North of the Czech Republic, situated south-west of Liberec. It is the highest peak of Ještědsko-kozákovský hřbet (the Ještěd-Kozákov Mountain Range). It is the eleventh most prominent mountain in the Czech Republic thanks to its prominence of 517 metres.
At the top, there is the well-known TV transmitter built in a technicist architectural style; with a hotel and a restaurant situated in the lower part of the transmitter. There is a funicular going to the top of Ještěd and a ski resort can be found at the slopes.
The former glass-making settlement named Bedřichov represents one of the most popular areas of Jizerské hory. It is situated between the towns of Jablonec nad Nisou and LIberec, in a mountain valley at the headwaters of the River Bílá Nisa.
Obří sud Javorník
Nearby the motorway connecting Prague and Liberec, there is a hill named Javorník with a multi-sports cenre Obří sud („Giant Barrel“). It has been designed mostly for families with children, offering a rich variety of activities all year round. The centre is situated at approx. 650 metres above the sea level, its peak being a part of the Ještěd Natural Park. There is a pipe bobsled track in the resort, which has become the longest bobsled track in the Czech Republic with its length of 1100 m.
The Zoological Garden in Liberec is the oldest zoological garden in the former Czechoslovakia. It was established in 1919, but nevertheless, its history goes back all the way to the beginning of the 20th century. There are up to 160 species of animals for you to admire representing all the continents, on the surface area of 14 hectares. Among the most interesting species kept here, we can name the golden takin, the hamadryas baboon, kea, Barbary lion, red panda, Asian elephant, forest reindeer, many species of apes, suricates, reticulated python, and naturally also the very popular albino form of Bengal tiger.
The botanical garden in Liberec is the oldest in the Czech Republic, having exceeded 120 years of age. It takes care of the Czech Republic’s most varied sets of exotic plants.
A modern science centre with a planetarium and hundreds of original interactive exhibits. The world of science and technology will bewitch you and won’t let you go. The world of fascinating experiments and clever fun.