Zittau Stage 5

Stage 5. Mladá Boleslav – Benátky nad Jizerou

From: Mladá Boleslav
To: Benátky nad Jizerou

Length: 18,3 km
Height profile: 111 m 155 m

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Route description

It is necessary to choose the right branch of the red marking at the sign crossing at Komenského náměstí in Mladá Boleslav. It is the further right one. Then follow it for next 18 km all the way to Benátky nad Jizerou. After 3 km you can take a small digression (it is also marked in red) in Vinec to the Romanesque Church of St. Nicolas from 13th century. It is one of the most valuable Romanesque sites in the Czech Republic and it also offers a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.

At Krnsko you will come across Stránovský viaduct, one of the most important technical sites. In the village Horky which is about 5,5 km before the finish of this stage you can visit St. Nicholas church as well as a restaurant by the football field. The football is essential for the locals so you will not be surprised to find it featuring on their pilgrimage stamp. You will see the silhouette of
Benátky nad Jizerou, the final point of this stage, from faraway, especially the church tower and the chateau.

Points of Interest

Vinec – village and Romanesque Church of St. Nicolas
Dražice – ruins of the castle

Stránovský viaduct