municipality of the Czech Republic

Jičín is in Hradec Králové region in East Bohemia on the Cidlina river. The historic town centre is well preserved. The town's history is connected with Albrecht von Wallenstein who rebuilt the town, and many sights bear his name. In 2023, the town was home to about 16,000 people.

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  • 1 Information Centre, Valdštejnovo nám. 1 (In Jičín Palace, on Wallenstein Square), +420 493 534 390, . Sep-May: M-F 09:00-17:00, Sa 09:00-13:00 (closed Su). Jun: M-F 09:00-17:00, Sa 09:00-15:00, Su 10:00-16:00. Jul-Aug: M-F 08:00-18:00, Sa Su 09:00-17:00. Guided tours can be arranged here.

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Jičín is about 85 km (53 mi) northeast of Prague.

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Bus departs from Černý Most bus station and take 90 mins.

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Jičín is at the crossroad of Route 16 (from Prague direction) and Route 35 (from Hradec Králové).

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Trains from Prague Train Station take 2 hours to reach 1 Jičín station.  . Take R10 train to Nymburk and transfer to S21. They are slower and more expensive than buses.

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The nearest commercial airport is 2 Pardubice Airport (PED  IATA). It takes about an hour by car to reach Jičín.    

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Map of Jičín

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  • 1 Valdštejnovo Square (Valdštejnovo náměstí).  
  • 2 Jičín Castle. Despite its name, it is a palace.  
  • 3 Valdice Tower (Valdická brána), +420 737 345 225, . Built in the renaissance period. You can climb the stairs to the observation gallery at the top of the tower.  
  • 4 Synagogue in Jičín (Jičínská synagoga), Židovská 104. A synagogue was first mentioned in 1773. Today lectures and concerts take place in the synagogue. The building also houses an exhibition on the history of Jews in Jičín.  
  • 5 Jewish Cemetery (2 km west of the town in the middle of fields in the Sedličky part of town). There are still several hundred gravestones in the 1,104-m² cemetery. The Taharahaus with its arched gate was probably built in the 19th century.  
  • North of the town is the Baroque summer house of Albrecht von Wallenstein called Valdštejnská Loggia. The original game park around it is nowadays a park called Libosad.

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  • 1 U Všech Čertů, M. Koněva 73, +420 725 408 186. Su-Th 11:00-22:00, F Sa 11:00-24:00. Italian restaurant. Also has bed & breakfast accommodation on site.
  • 2 U Dělové Koule, Komenského nám. 34 (On ground floor of Hotel Rieger), +420 493 544 250. Traditional Bohemian food. Restaurant is decorated with memorabilia from Austro-Prussian war.

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