I don’t think I have blogged specifically about this delightful town – well worth the stay and recommended. A brief blog then pictures!

Litoměřice (Czech) ; German: Leitmeritz) is a town at the junction of the rivers Elbe (Czech: Labe) and Ohře (German: Eger) in the north part of the Czech Republic, approximately 64 km (39,7 mi) northwest of Prague.

The area within the Ústí nad Labem Region is called the Garden of Bohemia thanks to mild weather conditions important for growing fruits and grapes. During the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, many pensioners chose it over more southern areas of the Empire. However I don’t think I would settle here in my twilight years.

There are two relatively significant periods in modern history with respect to the Czech Republic – the German occupation during the Second World War and then even more recently that by the Russians as part of the Eastern Bloc. In terms of the War, there is much to still see and contemplate serving as reminders of those devastating years. Surprisingly there is almost nothing that remains or is maintained with respect to the Russian occupation. I am not sure why this should be.


Part of the ancient walls and battlements.


The Litomerice. square


Cafe Bongornio – Litomerice style, sadly without the coffee at least in quality.



A Jesuit church and monastery !


The quaint church of Saint Wencelas , who I guess is somehow related to the Good King? He seems to be a significant historical person.


Crumbed bull’s testicles …. A man has to eat!