The Stříbro region is so far one of less popular areas of the Czech Republic among tourists. It is located in the western part of the Pilsen region. The area runs through the D5 motorway leading the Bohemian Forest to Bavaria. The area has its specific charm especially for lovers of nature and history. Landscape with its character and the location of its settlements in the country still reminds of the history of the merging of the Czech and German settlements, which ran from the Middle Ages until the end of World War II. The natural center of this area is the town of Stříbro with its history of the medieval royal town, where silver and other metals have been mined until recently. That's why we chose this city as one of the starting points of the health tracks in the Pilsen region. The surrounding area of Stříbro is suitable for both walking and cycling.
Tourist attractions on the health tracks
Stříbro: One of the most picturesque towns in western Bohemia. An important medieval mining town known for its silver mining. Silver mining is already known in the first half of the 12th century. The city of Stribro (German Mies) was promoted in 1263 under the reign of Přemysl Otakar II. The historic part of the city is situated on a distinctive headland above the Mže River. At the time of the Hussite wars in the first half of the 15th century, Stříbro belonged to the Hussite bastions. The famous university master Jakoubek of Stříbro was a friend and colleague of Master Jan Hus at the Charles University. The medieval ground plan of the city, including the remnants of the fortifications, illustrates the importance of the town, which belonged to the four largest cities in the Pilsen region in the Middle Ages. Most of the formerly medieval monuments, which were later rebuilt, are situated in the historical heart of the city. Near the square you will find remnants of the originally Gothic Minorite monastery, rebuilt in Baroque, where today is a museum with rich mineralogical collections. At T.G. Masaryk square you can find a Renaissance town hall building with a beautiful Renaissance sgraffito decoration. Southwest of the square you will find the originally Gothic All Saints Church, rebuilt in the 16th and 18th centuries. Koubkova gate is the rest of the late Gothic fortification of the 16th century town. The Gothic bridge, which is one of the oldest in the Czech Republic, runs across the Mže river on the southern outskirts of the city. The tradition of mining in Stříbro is illustrated by the educational trail of the history of mining in Stříbro and the Mining Open-Air Museum near pedestrian, the so-called Red Footbridge over the Mže river. In the forest above the footbridge you can find a romantic Strip Waterfall. In the city you will find plenty of accommodation and dining options in different price categories.
Kladruby Monastery: One of the oldest Benedictine monasteries in the Czech Republic is situated in the Úhlavka River valley. Founded in 1115 by Prince Vladislav near the so-called Nuremberg Trail. The original form of the monastery was rebuilt in Baroque style. The monastery is dominated by the magnificent temple of the Assumption of the Virgin, built in Baroque Gothic style, designed by Jan Blažej Santini and completed in 1726. The sculptural decorations were done by Matyas Bernard Braun. It is the third largest temple in the Czech Republic. The monastery was canceled in 1785. Currently, the site is repaired and accessible to the public. It is one of the most important building monuments in Western Bohemia.
Kladruby: One of the oldest towns in Bohemia dated from the end of the 12th century. In front of St. Jacobs church is the lapidary of the old conciliar crosses from the surroundings of Kladruby. In the village you can find the regional museum Kladrubska.
Kladruby educational track: It leads from the monastery through the small town Kladruby through Úhlavka river valley, forest massive and leads back to the monastery. Length 5.8 km. The trail is partly led by St. Jacob's Pilgrimage Route.
Pozorka: Forest massif near Kladruby Monastery. Not far from the road 203 between Lhota u Stříbra and Kladruby monastery is the Museum of Czechoslovak Fortifications from 1938.
Ronšperk and the Cross Way: A distinctive hill near Stříbro on the other side of the river Mže. A cross-path built on the hill in the first half of the 19th century. It was renewed after 2010 thanks to the civic association Ronšperk.
Vranov: village about 6 km from Stříbro along the river Mže. In the village there is a dock with the possibility of a trip to the nearby water reservoir Hracholusky. Near Vranov there is a swimming possibility in the river Mže.
Sytno: A village founded in 1115, originally in the possession of the Kladruby Monastery. In the village, there is a possibility of refreshment. Nearby is situated the Sytenský pond.
Valley of the river Úhlavka: Romantic valley of the meandering river Úhlavka between Kladruby and Stříbro. Through part of the valley leads the educational trail of Kladruby. On the educatioinal trail there is a turning point to the view of the Calvary and the Pekelský mlýn at the river Úhlavka.