Small town Bliss in Telc
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February 23rd, 2008 – by: CFD
The houses in Telc, which stands on a hilltop, were originally built of wood. After a fire in the late 14th century, the town was rebuilt in stone, surrounded by walls and further strengthened by a network of artificial ponds. The town's Gothic castle was reconstructed in High Gothic style in the late 15th century. Since then the buildings around the Town Square has remained unaltered which have earned Telc a place on Unesco's list over world Heritage.
Telc Bus station is located about 5min walk from the square in the street Masarykova. You can also find the train station in a red building. There is supposed to be a left luggage at the train station, but i couldnt find any. So i walked around with 15kg all day. To my big surprise it worked quite well without getting tired or anything.
Telc Train station is pretty run down, and all the information is in Czech, so you might want to stay with buses.
Telc is a small picturesque little town with 6000 inhabitans and its main draw is strolling around the town square and in the small narrow streets around the town square. The town square is huge (200x50meter?) and has several nice renaissance buildings. The Marian Column is located in the south end of the square, but its nothing spectacular. Be sure to walk next to the Ulicky and Stepnicky ponds to see the city and town walls from all angles.
You can "do" the touristy things Telc in 4 hours and still have time for a beer at a pub alone the way.. Telc is a great place to make a pitstop, but its just to small to justify traveling long distances to see it. Unless you have a particular interest in Renaissance buildings. Everything so calm and quiet and the town square looks fantastic by night.. There are several cheap pensions scattered around the town square which provides basic accommodation from 300kc
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