It is a christmas tradition in Czech Republic to visit your close family -granpas, aunts, nieces and cousins after the Christmas Eve. It reminds me of hobits from Tolkien. All the relatives visiting each other, talking and eating all day. Thousands of families are crossing the country in cars, buses and trains at that time.
I have grandpas in North Bohemia, close to Jablonec nad Nisou. That is a town with a long history of glass making. And so we were traveling the 27th of December from Olomouc to Prague by train and then by car to North Bohemia. It was a great journey with lots of coffee and fun.
When going from Prague to Jablonec nad Nisou you can either use a highway or take the scenic route through small villages. And my dad likes to combine these two, so lets check out the photos of both these possibilities now.
Then we decided for the scenic route. Here we are – czech countryside in winter:
On our journey we were crossing the Bohemian Paradise region. You may check out my post about this region HERE. (in future)
Later we got to North Bohemia region, where you can see beautiful and cosy houses in black/brown and white .colour These are typical buildings of this region.
Finally we got to Jablonec nad Nisou where my grandpas live. It is a nice small town in Jizerské mountains close to Liberec town.
In the museum you can see glass jewellery, beads, buttons, glasses and glass dishes and christmas decorations. It is a wonderful museum and there are so many things your head may explode so watch out.
We got to the granpas sound and safe and they were already waiting for us with lunch and christmas cookies.