A very pleasant town, Liberec is a charming place, full of life. Here, we invite you to discover all that this not-so-touristy destination has to offer, for a few hours or a few days.
Where is Liberec?
Liberec is a town in Bohemia. It lies in the north of the Czech Republic. It’s about 100 kilometers from Prague. Quite a short journey, then. However, the city is really interesting and deserves more than just a day trip. Between mountains, sports and outdoor activities, Liberec has plenty to keep you happy.
How do I get to Liberec?
Would you like to discover Liberec over a weekend? Getting there is easy. You can get there by train, bus or car!
A train journey from Prague’s main station takes about an hour. By car, it takes about an hour, although you have to get out of Prague, which can be a bit tricky during rush hour.
Finally, if you don’t have a license or don’t want to drive in a foreign country, the bus is a very safe way to get around. It takes between an hour and an hour and a half to get there.
What are the must-do activities in Liberec?
Here’s our list of must-do activities in Liberec! An honest selection of things that are sure to amaze you.
To visit Liberec is to enjoy an incredible breath of fresh air. Indeed, the city is a good hour’s drive from the capital but seems to be located in a totally foreign place. As well as enjoying the benefits of a medium-sized city, you’ll love its natural surroundings.
You can also take a walk on the slopes of Ještěd, which rises to 1,012 meters. A perfect day trip away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.
2. Visit Liberec Zoo
Here you’ll find one of the country’s most important zoos. A zoo where you can admire white tigers (Bílí Tygři). These have become the city’s mascots.
If you’re going to an ice hockey match, you’ll be able to admire the Liberec white tigers. For soccer fans, Slovan Liberec is the place to be!
3. Watch an ice hockey match
Liberec has a very good ice hockey team. It’s the national sport. So enjoy the atmosphere at the Home Credit Arena and support your hosts!
4. Stroll through the city center
One of the highlights of the city center is the Town Hall. This magnificent neo-Renaissance monument was built between 1888 and 1893. It is reminiscent of the Vienna Town Hall in Austria. A 65-metre-high monument to admire. You won’t want to miss it!
5. The North Bohemian Museum
Liberec is known for its long history in the textile industry. Today, you can learn more about this industry at the North Bohemian Museum. You’ll discover old looms, furniture, glassware, clocks and magnificent textile creations.
If you’re into science, why not visit the iQLANDIA center? You can meet the Czech Republic’s first humanoid robot, or take a real space training course.
7. Discover the Bozkov cellars
Technically, this tour isn’t in Liberec. However, we wanted to tell you about it, as it’s not too far away. Just take the bus to Bozkov. You’ll then be able to walk through some of the region’s most beautiful caves, all the way to the magnificent underground lake with its turquoise waters.
Where to stay in Liberec?
In our dedicated article, we invite you to discover the best hotels in Liberec. We’ve put together a list of some of the establishments that are well worth a visit and, incidentally, a night’s stay. Affordable places, perfectly placed, for an exceptional night out.
Where to go out in Liberec?
Are you in Liberec and looking for a night out? Discover our article on where to go out in Liberec. We give you all the best addresses: restaurants and bars for an evening that promises to be memorable.
Visiting Liberec: what you need to know
In Liberec, you’ll be able to speak Czech, English and probably a little German. After all, the city is only a few dozen kilometers from the German border. It’s not uncommon for border residents to come and enjoy the snow-covered slopes of the Ještěd for a stroll. However, it’s unthinkable that you’ll be able to pay for your purchases in euros. The local currency is the Czech crown!