Chrudim is the largest town in the Chrudim-Hlinsko tourist region. It lies on the boundary of the Železné hory (the Iron Mountains) and the Labe Lowlands about 10 kilometres south of the Regional City of Pardubice and 110 kilometres east of Prague.

The town of Chrudim has more times won the “Liv Com Awards Gold Medal”, in the prestigious international competition held by the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) – A city worth living in.

The town boasts one of the largest urban conservation areas in East Bohemia. The medieval aspects are well-preserved, with the old ramparts constituting an important feature with regards to the monuments in the town. The historical core of the town still acts as the town centre.

Some of the most beautiful dominant features include the neo-Gothic Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, with its three naves, which is the seat of the archdeacon, the “Mydlář House”, a monumental Renaissance building with an arcade frontage embellished with allegoric relief work, which is nowadays home to the world famous Museum of Puppets, and the complex of museum buildings with one of the most beautiful halls in the Czech Republic. This royal “dowry” town is called the Athens of East Bohemia.

Chrudim can also be described as the “Gateway to the Železné hory (the Iron Mountains)”. Those who enjoy more active forms of relaxation will most certainly appreciate the town’s Podhůra recreational forests with a rope course, observation tower and other attractions, which can be found right on the edge of the Železné hory (the Iron Mountains) Protected Landscape Area.

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