The Liberec region is located in northern Bohemia along the borders with Poland and Germany. The regional centers include Jablonec nad Nisou, Ceska Lipa, Semily, Turnov and Novy Bor.
The regional economy is built on a solid industrial tradition and is oriented toward the manufacturing industry and services. Liberec region is known for its glass-making industry, which flourishes despite being an old-fashioned craft. The textile industry has a long tradition, while the automotive and electrical engineering industries are currently expanding, which is due mainly to the entry of foreign firms into the region.
The main city of the region, city of Liberec, is situated in an attractive natural environment surrounded by greenery of the Jizera Mountains and the Luzicke Mountains. The dominating feature of Liberec is the mountain Jested (1,012 m) with a cableway and a mountain hotel that serves as a transmitter facility as well.
A scientific background in the region is ensured by highly specialized institutions of learning in Liberec. The most significant of these is the Technical University of Liberec, the only university in the country with a faculty specializing in the textile industry. The university hosts the Textile II research centre, which develops new technologies and machines.
The Liberec region is very rich in terms of leisure activities. The Krkonose and Jizera Mountains are crisscrossed by hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing trails with outstanding tourist amenities. Modern ski centers cater to many kinds of skiers and host international ski competitions. There are great opportunities for lovers of golf, football, go-carts, climbing, windsurfing and rafting – activities suitable for teambuilding events. The local landscape is particularly alluring with its unique rock formations – basalt columns or “rock towns” in Cesky raj, which may also be viewed from the vantage point of sightseeing flights.
Location: Northern Bohemia
Hotels: Hotel Radnice, EA Zamecky Hotel Hruba Skala, Hotel Jested
Sights: Hruba Skala – Rock City, Frydlant Castle, Liberec Town Hall