municipality in the Ústí nad Labem region in the Czech Republic

Litoměřice is a historic city in North Bohemia with a population of 24,000 people (2021). It is a nice change from the bigger industrial cities in North Bohemia.

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St. Stephen's Cathedral

One of the oldest Czech towns in fertile area on Elbe river. Royal-town status was granted in early 13th century. It was one of the main cities in Kingdom of Bohemia in the Middle Ages. It is still seat of Litoměřice Catholic Diocese and one of the seven Czech cathedrals is there. Litoměřice is surrounded by the Central Bohemian Uplands; Terezin concentration camp is just a few kilometres from the town.

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It takes 50 min from Prague to Litomerice. Most of the 70-km road is covered by highway - D8. Direct bus is departs from Prague - Nadrazi Holesovice (Metro C line) to Litomerice bus station in centre of the town. It takes 1 hr 10 min. Train connection isn't direct and is slower.

From regional capital Ústí nad Labem, it takes 25 min with train and is the fastest option. By car it takes 33 min (30 km).

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Litoměřice is served by two bus lines, line B and line D. To reach destinations in area around (like Terezín), use local buses or trains. Hiking or biking is a good option, landscape is really beautiful.

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Renaissance house "At the Black Eagle", on the Peace Square
  • Peace Square (Mírové namestí). Main square with Baroque plaque column, old buildings (don't miss The House of At the Black Eagle-Dum u Cerneho Orla with well-preserved Renaissance sgraffito) and old Renaissance town hall, now regional museum.
  • Regional Museum Litomerice, Dlouhá 173 (on the Peace Square), +420 416 731 339, . Tu-Su 10:00-17:00 (closed on Mondays). History, archaeology and geologic evolution of the Litoměřice region and memorial of Czech poet Karel Hynek Mácha. Adult 25 Kč, child 12 Kč.
  • Karel Hynek Mácha Memorial, Máchova 177/5 (Just about 400 m from Peace Square, through "Machovy schody" street.), +420 416 731 327, . Tu-Su 11:00-16:00 (closed on Monday). Part of Litoměřice regional museum, but this is the house where the famous Czech romantic poet Karel Hynek Mácha lived and died. Adult 25 Kč, child or pensioner 12 Kč.
  • City walls. Well-preserved Gothic city walls, surrounding historic centre.
  • Cathedral of Saint Stephen, Dómské nám. (500 m form Peace Square, 1000 m from railway station), +420 416 707 511, . opened just during church services. Seat of Litoměřice Diocese. Founded in 1057, rebuilt in early Baroque style. Situated on the hill, it is icon of the city.
  • The Information Centre, Mírové náměstí 16/8a, +420 416 916 440, .

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Doksany monastery
  • Terezín - if you are once in Litomerice, it's a must to visit Terezín concentration camp, just 5 km form Litomerice
  • Central Bohemian Uplands - Litomerice is located in heart of protected landscape area with unusual mountains of volcanic origin. You can reach several castle ruins (Hazmburk), hills (Lovos, Milesovka) and look-out towers by walk on well-marked tourist routes, just from the city!
  • Porta Bohemica (Gate of Bohemia)- Elbe creates canyon-like valley with many meanders.
  • Úštěk - small historic town with well-preserved gothic houses, 17 km from Litomerice
  • Ploskovice - 7 km from Litomerice, baroque chateau
  • Doksany Monastery - baroque monastery, 10 km from the city
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