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Hotel LEV**** is located in Lovosice, in the very heart of the Bohemian Uplands region. It is conveniently accessible via highway D8 (about 40 min. from Prague and approx. 1 hour from Dresden). Cyclists will appreciate the nearby Elbe River trail. The surroundings boast a number of historical monuments and natural points of interest.

  • The chateaux of Libochovice and Ploskovice, or the towns of Litoměřice and Terezín
  • Milešovka, Lovoš, Říp

Litoměřice

The Royal town of Litoměřice is situated on the banks of the Elbe River, about 10 km from Lovosice. The city has a picturesque historical center, a large part of which is bordered by the preserved Gothic fortifications. You can visit the “U Kalicha” building on Mírové Náměstí, which was named after the lookout tower in the form of a chalice. The tower is a reference to the town's wine-making tradition.

On the ground floor of this building is the Information Center. Don't miss the tour of the underground passages, which are among the largest in the Czech Republic. Other interesting buildings include a Gothic castle from the 13th century. Today there is a modern exhibition of Czech winemaking. Another very interesting building is the St. Stephen Cathedral on Dómsky Pahorek, built in the 17th century.

Terezín

The fortified town of Terezin is 8 km from Lovosice. In the 18th century Joseph II. built a fortress which he named after his mother Maria Theresa. Almost all around the town, the original fortifications in the style of the French Maziéres fortification school are preserved. The fortifications also include a small, later-built fortress situated behind the city. During World War II it was used as a concentration camp.

In 1941, a ghetto arose here, through which 160,000 prisoners passed. The most visited monuments in the city are: The Terezín Memorial and Ghetto Museum, Park of Terezín Children, the Jewish Cemetery with Crematorium, the Small Fortress – a former Gestapo Police Prison facility and the Magdeburg Barracks with permanent exhibitions.

Chateau Libochovice

Libochovice Castle is located on the banks of the Ohře River, about 17 km from Lovosice. In the 17th century, Count Dietrichstein bought a burnt-out Renaissance chateau from the Sternberg family and rebuilt it in early Baroque style. The chateau is surrounded by a beautiful French park. In 1787, the important Czech naturalist Jan Evangelista Purkyně was born here. Today it has its own permanent exhibition.

Chateau Ploskovice

The Ploskovice Chateau is 15 km from Lovosice. In the 18th century a mansion was built here for Anna Maria Francis, later the Duchess of Tuscany, on the site of a demolished medieval fortress. In the 19th century Ploskovice became the summer residence of the Austrian Emperor Ferdinand I. of the Habsburgs. Josef Navrátil, one of the best painters and decorators of the 19th century, made significant contributions to the reconstruction of the chateau. Ploskovice chateau has also been used as a location in several Czech and international films and fairy tales, such as the Prince and the Evening Star, Spirit Over Gold, Amadeus, and even a Celine Dion music video.

Střekov Castle

Střekov Castle is about 31 km from Lovosice. This ruin is a distinctive feature and symbol of the city of Ústí nad Labem. It stands on a 100m high cliff above the right bank of the Elbe River. From Lovosice you get to the castle via Litoměřice.

Hazmburk castle ruins

Hazmburk is located about 13 km from Lovosice. Together with the highest mountain of the Bohemian Uplands, Milešovka, it creates an unmistakable backdrop for this region. The towers of the ruins cannot be overlooked. In the 14th century the castle was sold to Zbyněk Zajíc from Valdek. At that time, the name of the castle changed from Klapý to Hazmburk, after the name of the owner (German hare = der Hase). There is a comfortable marked hiking trail from the village of Klapý to the castle.

Budyně Water Castle

Budyně lies approx. 21 km from Lovosice. Originally it is a late gothic castle from the 13th century. In the 16th century, it was rebuilt into a renaissance chateau, of which only a part has been preserved.

Porta Bohemica

Porta Bohemica or “Gateway to Bohemia”, is the Valley of the Elbe, the meanderings of which create some of the most beautiful natural scenery. From the small church in Dubice, you will have the Elbe in the palm of your hand.

Ústí nad Labem ZOO

The Ústí ZOO is reachable by car from Lovosice in about 30 minutes (22 km).

ST. THOMAS WINERY (MALÉ ŽERNOSEKY)

The St. Thomas Winery is a family winery located in the municipality of Malé Žernoseky (approx. 3 km from Lovosice). The first mentions of the vineyard in this region date back to the 13th century. Today, the vines are grown on an area of approximately 8 hectares – along the wine route Na Dobraji and the slopes of the Oparno Valley.

Žernoseky Winery (Velké Žernoseky)

If you go cycling, head for the ferry in Little Zernoseky, which is approx. 3 km from Lovosice. Let yourself be ferried to the other side. From there it is only a few meters to the winery. These vineyards were founded by the Cistercian monks in the 12th century. The winery’s tradition has continued through the centuries to this day.

JOHANN W. – TŘEBÍVLICE WINERY

Třebívlice are about 16km from Lovosice. This is one of the youngest wineries in the region. It was built between 2004 and 2010. They restored several wine tracts, which are mostly located on the slopes of the extinct volcanoes of the Bohemian Uplands.

Dubický Kostelík (Little Church)

If you want to enjoy the magnificent view of Porta Bohemica, bike up or drive to the village of Dubice. From the Pension St Barbara Pension, you will have a wonderful view of the meandering Elbe.

ŘÍP MOUNTAIN

Říp (455m a.s.l. ), the distinctive peak located four kilometers from od Roudnice nad Labem is already visible from afar. At the top you’ll find the St. George Rotunda. According to legend, this is the peak that Grandfather Čech climbed.