The Ještěd Ridge encircles Liberec to the southwest, standing firm on the top of which, withstanding everything the weather can throw at it, is the Ještěd mountain hotel and TV transmitter at a height of 1012 m above sea level. However, nature has so much more to offer here. Quarries, rocks, caves, stones, virgin forest and even a waterfall.
The Jizera Mountains should be part of any proper hiking itinerary. Fifteen “thousanders” (peaks over a thousand metres high), the most viewing towers in the Czech Republic, swathes of peat bogs and forests with little streams and waterfalls running through them – all this makes for an unforgettable experience.
The Jizera MountainsJizerské hory
Ruprechtice quarry is mined by Ligranit for one of the country’s most decorative fine stones - Liberec granite. This is particularly exceptional for its pinkish colour, which is due to its high content of potassium feldspar.
Do you know what our city, the Prague metro or the Singing Fountain in Mariánské Lázně all have in common? Liberec granite in all these places!
If you like flowers, the idea time to visit our city is the end of May and early June. Around this time the gardens of Liberec are full of glorious large, brightly-coloured rhododendrons bushes, which thrive here.