The region of Central Bohemia
The region of Central Bohemia takes up an area of 132 m2 in area and you can see there more than 3000 various figures and 330 metres of tracks where there are 14 train sets./p>
Central Bohemia full of life and history
Škoda and TPCA car manufacturers can be seen in Central Bohemia region as well as historical landmarks – castles Karlštejn, Křivoklát and Kokořín. The landscape is enriched also by looking at water works – Vranov and Štěchovice dam, which is a famous landmark of the Vltava and the Sázava rivers confluence. In the Brdy woods, visitors will encounter in fact non-existing American radar. Blaník mountain offers a cultural experience with a regular concert or a museum o military technology in Lešany. Central Bohemia region is smoothly connected with Prague and important routes lead straight to the city.
Landmarks of Central Bohemia
Jane went for a trip to Karlštejn with her class, a castle approximately 30 km away from Prague in the Protected natural area “Český kras”. She had already known that Karlštejn was a medieval, gothic castle. The guide told them where exactly basic stone was laid – June 10, 1348. She also said that Karlštejn was one of the most visited castles in the Czech Republic and since 1962, it has been a National cultural monument.
Jane was really looking forward to seeing all the rooms from the film “Night at Karlštejn". The castle originally served as the private dwelling of Charles IV – today Emperor´s palace. Later there were more parts and towers aimed at, for example, guarding imperial crown jewels – today’s Giant Tower with the Chapel of St. Cross. They also visited Studniční tower where water was originally brought by a device where people had to tread. And the last was Marian Tower, where not only treasuries are found, but also jewels and objects from the Karlštejn treasure, but the ground floor of the tower served as a prison in the past.
Before Mary set out to Kokořín castle with her parents, they had decided to see its surroundings as well. The Kokořín region has been a Protected landscape area. Various sandstone formations are typical of this, high forest coverage and naturally also the castles of Kokořín and Houska. After visiting sandstone rocks above the Kokořín pit, they set out together to see the Kokořín Castle.
They reached the castle via a marked tourist route. Despite the fact that it is only approximately 10 km from Mělník, where Mary lives, it was only her first time. She bought a book with the photos of the castle and the Kokořín region in the souvenir shop. Mary learned in it that Kokořín was built in the 14th century and the whole protected area is named by it and under the castle there is the village of Kokořín. That the castle became a national cultural monument in 2001 and then it was returned to the proper heirs of the Špaček kin – the former owners.
Škoda car manufacturer
Johnny’s daddy is a car mechanic and often takes Johnny to work with him. Last weekend they made a trip together to Škoda car making company where Mr. Brake, a friend of Johnny’s daddy, works. Škoda Auto is the biggest Czech car making company, a successor of Laurin & Klement. It was founded in 1895, and since 1990 Škoda Auto has been a part of Volkswagen Group. Production plants are in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí, but also abroad – in Slovakia, Russia, India and China.
Johnny also went to see a plant in Mladá Boleslav and Mr. Brake said that it is where Fabia, Octavia and Rapid are produced. Superb and Yeti in a plant in Kvasiny and Roomster in Vrchlabí. Johnny always liked Škoda cars the most, also because his daddy also has Fabia. But after this visit, he is sure to buy the Škoda when he grows up.
Central Bohemia region – model of railway in numbers
- Illustrated area – 132 m2
- Length of tracks– 330 metres
- Number of static cars– 410
- Number of moving cars – 3
- Number of train sets– 14
- Number of buildings – 175
- Number of lit street or station lamps– 647
- Number of figures– 3330
- Number of trees – 3260