Traveldiaries: 2010-07-07_Melnik-Lustenice-KutnaHora
2010-07-07_Melnik-Lustenice-KutnaHora
  • Date: 2010.07.07.
  • Number of days: 1
  • Itinerary: Praha - Mělník - Luštěnice - Kutná Hora - Praha
  • Type of car: Škoda Octavia 1.9 TDi
  • Route length: 314km
 
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Preface
This one-day travel can be understood as some kind of test of the later big European tour, since I already had the rented Škoda Octavia from the 6th - and liked the first impressions thus planned a nice little trip in the Czech countryside.

The first and long-time-planned visit was the Castle Karlštejn. The castle is situated in a beautiful location, but finally I changed my mind to actually get in. The reasons were that you have to park down in the car in the city and get to the castle on foot which takes around 30 minutes (I didn't have problems with the walking itself...), the second it's not permitted to take photos inside the castle. Wonderful place, yet I rather decided just to drive around the country.

So I headed to Mělník because of historical reasons: I was there with the elementary school in 1992, a one-week exchange possibility (visited Prague as well). I was curious to find the places again to see if they're still there or what has changed.
It wasn't too hard to find the castle (the Zámek Mělník at the top-left corner); the accommodation was far more complicated (the big red arrow).
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I could locate it later on the maps (I recalled its location and the football field next to it; which looks like has been replaced with a tennis court). When I was there I found the small street from Street Pražská, but the next corner didn't look doable by car.
I didn't have any specific plans after Mělník, so just took a half-circle towards the direction of Luštěnice and Kutná Hora.

Luštěnice came into the picture that on the 30th of August 2008 it had its annual US car exhibition and I was there with a few colleagues; you probably seen that gallery.

Kutná Hora and its second visit, but mainly just rolling through; only a few pictures at the Cathedral of St. Barbara.

Statistics from the GPS:
(More information on the GPS is under 2010-07-10_25_CZDEATLIATDEATITCHITATHUATDECZ, aka Big European Trip.)

  • Time: complete recording time, the amount of time when GPS was on
  • Distance: as it sounds
  • Moving Time, Stopped Time: the amount of time when GPS was in motion and when it wasn't
  • Max Speed, Average Speed: as it sounds
  • Total Ascent, Total Descent: uphill and downhill. Strange value, maybe the GPS satellite roamed around the stratosphere-mesosphere? The accuracy of such data isn't quite positive in such small gadget.

  • The green column depicts the Speed, the gold reflects the Altitude.
  • You can figure out the progress of time on the horizontal line; from left to right.

Complete route
Mělník main square
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The City Hall.
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To the riverside and castle
It may sound complicated, yet zmrzlina is the first Czech word every foreign child learns.
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A small section of the River Vltava.
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The castle from outside.

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The tower of the Church of St. Peter and Paul.
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The mouth of River Vltava and Elbe.
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Stará skola, the entrance of the old school.
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The Church of St. Peter and Paul
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Walking
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A less artistic portrayal of a public restroom. Hope there's no power in the cables, which lean directly toward you from both directions.
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After the shock (no pun intended) a lunch in the garden restaurant of Hotel U Rytířů, looking out to the river (which unfortunately isn't visible due to the exposure difference. Breast of chicken with ham and various cheese, served with cheese-mayonnaise potato. It was quite delicious.
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Luštěnice post office
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Kutná Hora
The second chapter for the time of a photo.
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