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Golf; Winter sports; In the mountains
There are countless opportunities to enjoy a relaxing and/or active holiday in this region: hiking, cycling, horseback riding, mountain climbing and water sports on the numerous rivers and reservoirs in the area. The regional capital, Liberec, lies at the foot of the dominant mountain of Ještěd. This mountain has a unique modern TV tower which houses a restaurant at the top. Liberec owes its fame partly to its magnificent botanical garden which contains an extended collection of Rhododendrons; partly to the zoo with its precious white tigers (bred on-site); and partly to its one-of-a-kind Babylon Aqua Park. Jablonec nad Nisou is chiefly known for its traditional glass and bijouterie (jewelry/trinket) production, also exhibited in the Glass Museum. In the vicinity there are a string of natural observation points which offer breathtaking views of the mountain ridges both on the Czech and Polish sides of the Jizera / Giant Mountains. In Josefův Důl there is a big lake which, along with the town and local glass manufacturing factory, bears the same name. It is a popular recreational center for sports and hiking year round. Protržená přehrada, a dam located on the White Desná River, is one of the most bizarre spots in the region. The dam burst in 1916 and flooded the entire town. The remnants of the disaster can still be seen here. Smržovka is a more than 1-km-long, modern competition run for bobsledding. Another special tourist attraction is the cog railway which follows the 7-km-long passage between Tanvald and Harrachov, with bridges built hundreds of meters above the ground - take a nostalgic ride on an historic locomotive! You will find ideas for additional activities located in a folder in the apartment.