The Liberec region lies north of Bohemia and shares borders with neighboring Germany and Poland. It is divided into 4 districts: Česká Lípa, Jablonec nad Nisou, Liberec, and Semily. The main industries in this region are engineering and glassmaking. Glass workshops can be found throughout the region, mainly around Nový Bor and Liberec.
Tourists are primarily attracted by the mountains, which are located around the border. The most famous include the Lusatian Mountains, Jizera Mountains, and Giant Mountains. The highest mountain in the Czech Republic are in the Krkonoše Mountains, located in the adjacent Hradec Králové region, which is why Kotel (1,435 m) ranks as the highest peak here. The most famous mountain resort here is Harrachov, where hotels, guesthouses and restaurants have increasingly been added since 1989, and to this day it is one of the most popular ski destinations in the Czech Republic. For example, you can stay in the Pension & Restaurant Roubenka or just make a temporary stop here for a delicious meal after a busy day.
Another popular place in the region is Ještěd, where you can reach via either car or cable car. If you are not caught in the fog, you will discover a beautiful view of the surroundings and then visit a one of the many high quality restaurants for a bite to eat or find comfort and book one of the most luxurious rooms in the area.
CASTLES & CHEATEAUX
In the summer, the castles and chateaux here are available to visit as well. You can start with Bezděz Castle, which is located next to the town of Doksy, and where you can recuperate your strength before or after the tour with a full, hearty burger at S láskou Karel. You can also visit the castle and chateau Grabštejn, Frýdlant, chateau Sychrov, Lemberk or the ruins of the castle Trosky from the 14th century located in the Bohemian Paradise. All the castles and chateaux mentioned are considered National Cultural Monuments, so you should not miss them under any circumstances!
If you prefer hiking, we recommend trekking on the Rieger Trail or visiting Vranovské Skály. You can also take a trip to the Klíč peak or to the Luž mountain, a border mountain between the Czech Republic and Germany, which is protected at its peak as a nature reserve in the territory of both states.
Along the way throughout this region, you can lose yourself in one of the many villages, where the individual houses and cottages have their own unique architectural features. Timbered and half-timbered houses create a fantastic fairytale atmosphere in this area.