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Nové  Hrady is a small town in the south of Bohemia.

The town is situated near České Budějovice – the metropolis of south Bohemia.

It is located in the area of the Novohradské mountains, almost at the border with Austria..

The town is a popular tourist destination.

We can  find a lot of historical sights here.

The most important sights are: a castle, a church with a monastery, a smithy, the building of Buqoy residence, a Buqoy  burial chamber and other attractive objects.

The town offers various year-long culture and sports events.

Many concerts, exhibitions and theater performances take place here.

The town surroundings is ideal for cycling, hiking, horse riding, swimming in summer  and  skiing in winter.

You may have a rest in a spa in the builing of residence.











































Passau is a small town in lower Bavaria.

The town is situated near the Austrian and Czech border.

Most intriguing about Passau is that it sits on the three rivers, Danube, Inn and Ilz.

The town is a popular tourist destination.

One can find many historical sights here.

The most important sights are: a cathedral, many churches and buildings owned by the church because the town was ruled by the batavian bishop for many centuries.

There are many festivals like „Europäische Wochen“ or „Eulenspiegel-Festival“. There is an opera house. And most important: Passau is known for its comedy (Kabarett) scene.

Many concerts, exhibitions and theater performances take place here.

The town surroundings is ideal for cycling, hiking, climbing and golfing in summer, and skiing, skating, snowbording and Bavarian curling in winter.

You may have a rest in a spa of Bad Birnbach, Bad Füssing or Bad Griesbach south of Passau.











































Kielce is a town in central Poland with over 200 000 inhabitants and a 900-year-long history.


It is  the capital city of the Świętokrzyskie (Holy Cross) Voivodship.


The nearby Holy Cross Mountains are the oldest mountains in Europe.

The word Kielce does not have any meaning in modern Polish but legends associate the name with tusks of big animals, the  Celts or a family clan - Kiełcz

The most important monuments of history are the Bishop's Palace, the cathedral, the old town with the market square, the theatre.

Within the town boundaries there are 5 geological reservations.

In Kielce you can go skiing, sailing, horse-riding, rock climbing without leaving the town.

Venues for cultural events include a culture centre, two theatres, philharmonic and an amphitheatre built in an old lime quarry.

Kielce is the seat of the second largest trade fairs centres in Central and Eastern Europe - Targi Kielce.

The first technical university in Poland was established here in 1816. Now Kielce has 12 institutions of tertiary education











































Kaunas, the second largest Lithuanian city, is located at the confluence of Nemunas and Neris rivers. During interwar period Kaunas was the temporary capital of Lithuania.

At the Kaunas Old town you can find buildings of gothic, renaissance and baroque style, as well as many historical, architectural and cultural herritage monuments.

Kaunas castle  is the oldest brick castle in Lithuania.

As part of celebrations of the first anniversary of Lithuanian independence, the main street was called Laisves aleja (Liberty Avenue).  Laisves aleja is the longest pedestrian street in Europe.

The citizens of Kaunas are proud of the neo-byzantine St. Michael the Archangel garrison church, called "sobor".

On the eve of First World War Kaunas city was surrounded by nine strongholds. The most significant monument of genocide in Lithuania is the Ninth fort in Kaunas, where during the years of Nazi occupation more than 50 000 people of various nationalities were killed.

Kaunas Reservoir , callled Kaunas sea is the biggest artificial lake in Lithuania.

Holidaymakers love the surroundings of Kaunas sea with its yacht-club.

Kaunas is a city of students with its 14 universities and colleges.

Aleksandras Stulginskis University, established in a unique students town outside the city, surrounded by nature, is the only  Lithuanian university educating specialists in agriculture and forestry.






















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