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Liberec the Centre of Northern Bohemia. LIBEREC is the district town of Liberec Region the town population is about 100 000 inhabitants It lies in a wide.

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1 Liberec the Centre of Northern Bohemia

2 LIBEREC is the district town of Liberec Region the town population is about inhabitants It lies in a wide mountain valley between two mountain ranges – the Ještěd Ridge and Jizera Mountains

3 History The town was founded as a resting place for merchants in 14 th century It became a small town in the 16 th century, but it was quite unimportant till the beginning 19 th century The growth was brought by flourishing of textile and metal industry and glass making and glass cutting

4 Liberec became the second biggest town in Bohemia during 19th century The town rise can be seen in splendid architecture from that era The boom of the town

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6 Reichenberg Since the town is located in the border region, it was from its beginning inhabited by a variety of nationalities, with Germans in majority Liberec became the capital of Sudetenland after the Munich Treaty The problem of German nationalism led to the WWII and after lost war Germans had to leave the country

7 Liberec Today Town in the Three-Corner- Land Still known as the industrial centre – automotive industry, textile industry, production of plastic goods, glass production Technical university – special fabric invented, which helps healing skin burns Technical university – special fabric invented, which helps healing skin burns Many beautiful buildings of contemporary architecture

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9 Liberec – nice place where to live The oldest ZOO in the Czech Republic with famous white Siberian tigers Botanical garden with large collection of orchids, carnivorous plants and camellias

10 Modern library Museum and gallery Three theatres Vicinity of Jizera Mountains

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13 So do not wait and come to visit us !


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