The Lomnice area

This area located in the northeast part of the region is significantly distinct from the region’s central part because of its geological structure. It lies past the sharp dividing line between Mesozoic sandstone formations and older mountains that spread from Ještěd over Tábor hill to the town of Jičín. In the north-east, it is defined by the Krkonoše foothills.

The reduced permeability of the geologic bedrock forced five major rivers to run through the area. Therefore, the local settlements are in more of a linear arrangement, the climate is sub-mountainous and so is the nature of numerous folk architecture structures.

The town of Lomnice nad Popelkou became famous thanks to the production of biscuits, wafers and sponge biscuits. Historically, it is also the first place that witnessed skiing. Since the beginning of the 16th century, linen production has taken place here. The dominant feature of the Lomnice area is Tábor hill with its lookout tower that dates back to 1888. The area also offers other first-class view points. The most beautiful view of the entire Český ráj (Bohemian Paradise)  used to be from Smetana’s lookout near Rváčov and from the flat top of Ředice hill. There is an interesting view from a ski jump in the V Popelkách ski resort. The Lomnice area is also attractive as a peaceful location.

KIS Lomnice nad Popelkou / The Cultural and Information Centre in Lomnice na Popelkou
Husovo náměstí 44
512 51 Lomnice nad Popelkou
Tel.: +420 481 673 107

Map of area