Royal Dowry Towns present themselves ...


Royal Dowry Towns present themselves ...

Would you like to relax, allow yourself to be pampered and gain new inspiration? Are you yearning to awake the queen in you? Then where else would you go than to the Royal Dowry Towns - the towns’ Czech kings bestowed to their wives from the beginning of the 14th century and which provided wealth and entertainment, as well as refuge in tumultuous times.

Wenceslas II endowed Hradec Králové, Chrudim and Vysoké Mýto to Elizabeth Richeza in 1304–1305. Her second husband gave her Polička in 1307 and in the same year she received Jaroměř from her father-in-law – Albrecht I of Habsburg. In 1400, other towns were added - Trutnov, Dvůr Králové nad Labem and Mělník; however, this time as a gift to Sophie of Bavaria from Wenceslas IV. The last town to become a “dowry” one was Nový Bydžov, which was endowed by Maxmillian II to Mary of Spain in 1569. Above all, the Dowry Towns were a source of income for Czech queens. A so-called tax was collected from the towns, which was tolled to the queens twice a year. However, the queens were not free to do as they please with the towns (e.g. sell or pledge). The towns lost their economical and political influences after the Battle at White Mountain, but their legal status did not cease to exist until 1918 – after the establishment of the independent Czechoslovak state.

Nine towns offer you a selection of castle or chateau accommodation, walks through historical centres, holidays in settings with an exotic atmosphere and of course wellness weekends as well. You will surely appreciate the care and experienced hands of beauticians, masseurs or hairdressers or the unflinching stubbornness of trainers, if you want to use your stay actively and recharge your energy. Enjoy unforgettable moments from programmes focussed on gastronomy and wine tasting. Savour a well-deserved cup of coffee in peace after a day of shopping. Art lovers and social life enthusiasts will value the extensive offer of concerts, exhibits, theatre performances and other cultural events, which you can attend in our owns. If you really need to relax, then come alone. If you want to share your experiences, then bring your friends along and enjoy a real girl’s night out.

The Royal Dowry Towns have prepared unforgettable moments for you, to help you forget about your everyday worries and you will return home beautiful, relaxed and full of new energy.

Relaxation package stays in Dvůr Králové nad Labem

Treat yourself to a relaxing experience with the most beautiful view of the Giant Mountains.


The guesthouse Za Vodou enjoys a peaceful location 1.5 km from the centre of Dvůr Králové nad Labem. It offers an outdoor pool and a modern restaurant serving international cuisine. A large garden with a terrace for grilling is a part of the guesthouse, as well as a playground with a children’s pool and an outdoor bar.

Your stay includes the following:

A welcome drink in the restaurant, breakfast in the form of a hot and cold buffet, dinner – three-course meal, scooter rental for trips in the surroundings, a 10% discount on admission to the ZOO and Safari Dvůr Králové, use of the outdoor pools, football pitch, basketball, trampoline, sports equipment rental (petanque, croquet, balls etc.), a putting green and indoor golf rental, Wi-Fi, parking.
If you make a reservation for 3 nights, then you will also receive a bottle of Moravian wine and a fruit platter as a gift. 


The hotel offers a magnificent view of the Krkonoš (Giant) Mountains. It is built in the classic style of half-timbered buildings and has an extensive history. It offers accommodation in 29 rooms with private bathrooms. The design of each room is a little different as well as the view. The hotel includes other amenities and facilities such as a natural pool with spring water. In winter the ski lift in front of the hotel operates or two others nearby. 

Winter sports – relaxation weekend
A welcome drink, full board, a snow-shoe trip, a cross-country skiing day, a lava stone massage, and the hotel’s speciality: hot-tub – outdoor relaxation zone with a view of the Giant Mountains (relaxing hot water bath in a wooden barrel – option of herbal or other aromas). Additional bonus: afternoon herbal tea and relax by the fireplace with a good book. 

Summer sports weekend
A welcome drink / coffee and dessert, full board, bicycle trip along recommended trails with tips on interesting points in the surroundings, a walk through the surrounding nature, Geocaching, tennis, a classic massage, a pedicure and manicure. Additional bonus: afternoon coffee or tea and relax on the terrace with a view of the Krkonoše (Giant) Mountains. If more than 10 people will participate in an activity, we can add other group activities such as canoeing etc.

Comfortable accommodation right at the ZOOHotel Safari, Safari Kemp
A summer pool, bowling and more are at your disposal. Admission to the ZOO is free for hotel guests. Safari Kemp offers accommodation in the style of “African” hotel type bungalows, tents or caravans. The camp includes an enclosure with African animals, separated by only a discreet fence. Hotel guests can also enjoy the pool, whirlpool and other services.
Exclusive adventure programmes for individuals, families and entire groups: Off-road Safari, Zookeeper for a Day, Through the Back Door (Behind the Scenes of the ZOO), Guided Tour and Night Safari.

Heavenly harmony of the body and soul in Hradec Králové

Mix a weekend programme in Hradec Králové from the offer of three themes and you won’t want to go back home.


Hotel u Královny Elišky (At the Queen Elizabeth Hotel) – the hotel offers package stay deals. As an accommodated guest, you have free unlimited access to the wellness centre and gourmands can enjoy the festival of culinary events at the hotel.
EA Hotel Tereziánský dvůr (Theresian Court Hotel) – it offers a tastefully appointed wellness centre divided into three theme areas including massages and physiotherapy.
Hotel Alessandria – the weekend relaxation package for two offers a beautiful view of the town.

Wellness and fitness

You can take care of your body at e.g. the Town Spa – Aqua Centre, in individual pools, or in the sauna with an outdoor atrium, or at the Flošna Wellness Studio, where you can treat yourself to a Finnish sauna, bio sauna, steam cabin, aroma cabin, whirlpool, indoor relaxation pool, solarium, NeoQi Harmony bath as well as massages (, other possibilities for pampering yourself with massages, pedicures and manicures, cosmetics and baths are offered by the Java Salon Hradec Králové (

Active relaxation designed for women is offered by Contours fitness for women ( Are you tired of stuffy gyms? You can find a wide range of sports opportunities in fresh air in the town forests ( or the outdoor complex in Stříbrný Pond (

Dare to enter the world of salt caves and improve your physical and mental condition: Relax studio and OAZA Salt Cave (, Relax Salt Cave Hradec Králové (, Medispa, s.r.o. ( or AniKa Salt Cave Hradec Králové (

If you are yearning for relaxation of the body, harmonization of the mind, self-knowledge and self-development, then take advantage of the offer of the ABECEDA LEARNING Relaxation Educational Centre and its programme leading to a balanced body and mind (

Sightseeing with a touch of romance

You will enjoy uncommon experiences at dawn on White Tower or during its night tours (
Savour the unique view of the surroundings of Hradec Králové from a hot-air balloon ( or on a sightseeing flight with Letecké služby Hradec Králové a.s. (Aviation Services) ( and DSA a. s., ( You can see the impressive architecture of Hradec Králové while cruising on a steam boat along the romantic corners of the Elbe River (

Enter the kingdom of flowers and learn more about these dear companions at a summer visit to the Rosarium Hradec Králové (, in the Botanical Gardens of Medicinal Plants (, or while visiting the Bonsai Centre Libčany near Hradec Králové ( or at floristic exhibitions and seminars held by the Floristická střední škola s. r. o.  (Floristic Secondary School) (

If you have come for art and culture, then don’t miss guided tours of the Gallery of Modern Art ( and the Museum of East Bohemia (, or enjoy the art, fashion and design in Barbara Gallery ( or the Modrý Atelier (Blue Atelier) ( Choose from the wide selection of significant events in the town in the Calendarium Regina ( and take advantage of the network of information, ticket sales and reservation offices of Hradec Králové HK point (

Culinary holidays

Combine your trip with tasting chocolate at Jordi´s Chocolate (, sampling coffee, chocolate, wine, beer, cheese at the culinary event offered by U Mlsouna (At the Sweet Tooth’s) ( or admire artistic desserts at the Cukrářství u Rudolfa (Rudolph’s Confectionary) (

If you are healthy lifestyle promoter, then visit the health food store and alternative canteen Bazalka (Basil), where you can also gain interesting information and practical experience at workshops on healthy eating and cooking demonstration lessons (

Chrudim – romantic weekends and one-day pampering 

Forget about the woes of everyday life and become a completely new woman.

Salt Cave and Fitness Centre Buď dobrý (Be Good) (
Fitness Relax Club, Topolská 52, Chrudim, tel. 737 748 764 (gym, squash, sauna, massage and more)
Fitcentrum (
Fitness Falcon Gym, Na Rozhledně 766, tel. 469 689 100
Indoor swimming pool (
Summer swimming facilities, with attractions and toboggan (

Regionální muzeum (Regional Museum) in Chrudim

The new Alphonse Mucha exhibition in the Regional Museum will captivate you with its unique atmosphere, new modern installation of a collection of 42 of Mucha’s works, mainly created while he lived in Paris. The exhibition also includes a selection of prints of his major work Documents D’ecoratifs and two metal plates with the heads of two oriental girls imprinted on them, completed in Paris in the 1890s.

Muzeum loutkářských kultur (Puppetry Museum)
Enter the magical world of puppets and allow yourself to be led from the history to the present of Czech puppetry.

Muzeum barokních soch (Museum of Baroque Statues) 
Museum exhibits, consisting of stone sculptures and wooden sculptures of high quality, represent the phenomena of East Bohemian sculpture at the end of the 17th century and in the first half of the 18th century.

Luxury with a touch of early history in Jaroměř

Relax in a tranquil environment, open your mind and relax your body.

A unique conference multiplex in the Czech Republic. All possible services are available within one complex. Comfortable accommodation that meets all of the requirements of a work and leisure stay. There will also be a wellness centre in the newly built part of the hotel.

Wellness stay
2 nights including breakfast, 2 x dinner of your choice from the special menu, 1 x massage, sauna, free access to the outdoor pool, croquet, petanque, skittles, observing wildlife in the reserve.

Stay for a queen at K-Triumf
2 × accommodation including breakfast, welcome drink – Triumphal herbal drink, 1 x dinner, 1 x massage, flowers for the lady, free access to the outdoor pool, 2 x afternoon coffee with a home baked dessert.

You can visit Velichovky Spa near Jaroměř (5 km). The facilities of this peaceful spa are surrounded by an extensive park. A stay in the middle of nature in a calm and relaxing environment, where not only your body will relax, but your mind as well. The newly reconstructed Institute of Medical Wellness offers a wide selection of massages and cosmetic treatments for your skin and body.

VELICHOVKY SPA – an original stay made-to-measure just for you – choose from a variety of procedures, the type of accommodation, date of your stay all step-by-step at

Special day for a slim body
Have you decided to really, truly, finally lose weight, get in shape and avoid the yoyo effect, but need help starting off right? Then enjoy a pleasant day full of experiences that include the following procedures in the price: Slim & Sculpt, mechanical anticellulitis lymph drainage, Ultra Contour, medical consultation.

Active relaxation and culinary pleasure in Mělník

Put your own programme together from the following extensive selection of accommodation, wellness, gastronomy, entertainment and sports.


Hotel U Rytířů (At the Knight’s Hotel)
The “At the Knight’s” house offers accommodation in 2-4 bed luxury apartments. Apartment no. 5 even offers a whirlpool tub and fireplace. The majority of apartments have a terrace, with a stunning view of the historical town centre of Mělník.

Hotel Alabama
Your stay will be enhanced by the extensive offer of leisure time activities right on the hotel grounds (e.g. bowling, a whirlpool, a sauna, a summer terrace with a grill, outdoor chess and a small dance floor, a dance hall with a sound system, videos, a petanque pitch and darts, table football in the associated country-style pub.

Hotel Olympionik
Thanks to its position and its facilities, the Olympionik Hotel is an ideal place for the family as well as those who are interested in active relaxation (individuals and groups). In the hotel you can enjoy the sauna and whirlpool, massages and solarium, two tennis courts with a special CLASSIC CLAY surface, fitness and multifunctional gym with a boxing ring.

Wellness offer and body care

Centrum regenerační péče Mělník (Mělník Regeneration Care Centre) – it offers slimming, anticellulitis programmes – mechanical lymph drainage, regeneration and relaxation massages, aesthetic dermatology.

Salon U Slunečnice (At the Sunflower Salon) – it offers nail modelling, manicures, pedicures, massages and a solarium.

Studio Pohoda (Comfort Studio) – it offers a hair salon, massages, cosmetics, a sauna and solarium.

Teint Studio – it offers cosmetics, manicures, pedicures, nail modelling with gel and acrylate, depilation, paraffin wraps, eyelash extension, liposuction-lymph drainage, makeup, photo makeup, colour advice, body programmes, instant tans.

Culinary wanders through Mělník. Tips for good food and wine.

Restaurace U sv. Václava (At St. Weceslas’ Restaurant)
Stylish restaurant with a summer garden and wine cellar in the historical centre of the town, with wine tasting.

Restaurace a hotel U Rytířů (At the Knight’s Restaurant and Hotel)
The hospitable atmosphere of a luxury restaurant and café with 35 seats awaits you in the building, whose family tree dates all the way back to early medieval times.

Restaurace Vinný dvůr (Wine Court Restaurant)
A pleasant restaurant with a wide selection of dishes from various cuisines and with the option of sitting in the wine cellar.

Vinárna Modrá hvězda (Blue Star Winery)
The winery restaurant, which is located in a romantic cellar space, offers you grilled food as well as sensational wines.

Tips for relaxation, coffee and dessert.

Café Corso
A pleasant smokers café with a selection of coffees.

Zámecká cukrárna (Chateau Patisserie)
A patisserie with chateau interiors which offers a pleasant atmosphere with good coffee.

Regional Museum Café
A cafe with a pleasant and peaceful seating arrangement in the interiors and on part of the historical walls. The Regional Museum also offers guided tasting of wines from Mělník and the surroundings in original Gothic cellars, which are equipped with wooden furniture.

Sports and entertainment

There are a lot of sports possibilities in Mělník. If you love hiking and cycling, then it is worth mentioning the Chráněná krajinná oblast Kokořínsko (Kokořín Protected Landscape Area) (, cycle trails: Elbe River Region trails, a part of which can also be used as inline trails, or the Mělník-Kokořín mine cycle trail and trail through the surroundings of Mělník (

You can use the indoor swimming pool or the outdoor swimming facilities in the summertime directly located in Mělník (

What about a game of bowling? There are several places that offer bowling alleys: hotel Alabama, hotel Ludmila, Bowling Club 4D Mělník (

And a little adrenaline for the end with animals. You can go horseback riding at the Mělník Riding Club (, or ranch in Zelčín not far from Mělník (

Hidden beauty of Nový Bydžov

Remember the romantic student merends and elegance of the 18th century.

A pleasant ambience

The Café 100 in the Tatra Hotel offers bowling or relaxation in a salt cave, or visit the Caffé Bar Matrix on Masaryk Square.

Jiráskovo divadlo (Jirásek’s Theatre)
The theatre belongs among the oldest theatres in the East Bohemian Region. In 2013 it celebrates its 10th anniversary since its reopening. Now it is equipped with the most modern stage and light technology and a digital 3D cinema is also available.

Galerie u sv. Jakuba (Gallery at St. Jacob’s) in Metličany
The impressive interiors of the church, which has not served for church purposes since the 1950s, have become a live, cultural place, where exhibitions, concerts and educational events take place all year round. Modern art exhibitions are held here with a guided tour for schools and the public. The unique atmosphere of the Baroque architecture is ideal for classical music concerts.

Fitness relax LEV Jumping – Fitbox
The centre of relaxation, movement and getting in shape also offers massages and an infrasauna.
e-mail, tel. +420 604 421 446

Weekend for a queen at Svojanov Castle near Polička

Or try out what it was like to be a queen in Svojanov Castle! Not only will you experience a romantic stay in castle rooms, but you will also enjoy delicious food and try on historical costumes.

What better place to accommodate yourself than right in Svojanov Castle near Polička, which is also referred to as the “Villa of the Bohemian Queens”. The guest rooms in the style of the early 20th century are prepared just for you. You can experience what life was like at the castle 100 years ago.

And what can you look forward to?

Day 1
Arrival, welcome drink.
Castle candlelight dinner.

After lunch, enjoy a tour of the birthplace of Bohuslav Martinů in the tower of the Church of St. Jacob, a tour of Polička’s fortification walls and the Centrum Bohuslava Martinů (Bohuslav Martinů Centre) – information and contact for tour reservation:

Visit the swimming pool with a sauna in Polička – sauna, swimming: 
In the summertime you can use the outdoor swimming facilities in Polička.

Dinner at Svojanov Castle in the castle chambers, evening grilling in the summertime.

Day 2
Breakfast at the castle.
Trip to Polička – morning stroll through the centre, historical centre of the town, local shops.

Day 3
Breakfast at the castle.
Tour of Svojanov Castle led by a guide dressed in a historical costume. 
Chance to try on historical costumes in which you can have your photo taken as a memento of your stay at Svojanov Castle.
Departure for home.

Contact Svojanov Castle to reserve your stay and arrange your programme:

Luxury experiences with pampering in Trutnov

Fulfil your secret desired and create your own relaxation programme.


A wide selection of pleasant hotels and guesthouses are available to you directly in Trutnov, but you can also find accommodation immersed in nature. Romantic Peklíčko (Little Hell) cabins approximately 0.5 km behind Trutnov are reflected in the water of the pond, situated right by a forest in the picturesque valley of the Krkonoš (Giant) Mountain Foothills. The surroundings are ideal for mushroom picking, bicycle trips or swimming.

The U Pěti buků (At the Five Beeches) Guesthouse guarantees tranquillity, romance and comfort in Trutnov-Horní Staré Město. You can combine relaxing in the pleasant Buřtárna or “sausage room” with sports activities.        


Visit the Centrum spokojené ženy K-studio (K-studio Happy Women Centre) and you won’t regret it! It offers services focussed on relaxation and regeneration of the body and mind using treatment methods that will help you forget about pain and worries. Massages, spa procedures, skincare advice and quality natural cosmetics await you.

Treat yourself to perfect relaxation at the SIAM Thai Massage salon with a Thai massage performed by a Thai masseuse.

Is healthy eating a topic that is close to you? Then don’t miss the chance to use the services of a nutritional therapist at NutriForFit, where you can also gain information about yourself and your body, you can have your body fat measured or get your own personal nutrition plan.

Fitness and sports activities

Do you want to give your body a real workout? The new hotel Davídek offers a wide range of sports and wellness activities for the public.

At the Sportcentrum Olymp (Olymp Sports Centre) a fitness centre, spinning, squash or ricochet are prepared for you.

You can practice your swimming style in the indoor pool, where you can also enjoy the whirlpool, sauna, turbo solarium and fitness centre.

Fulfil your childhood dream at the Jezdecký klub TJ Lokomotiva Trutnov (TJ Locomotive Riding Club) (Trutnov-Bojiště) and set off on a romantic horseback ride through nature.

Culinary wanderings

An original combination of culinary experiences, an esoteric bookshop, sauna and liposuction will capture your interest at the UP Café and Restaurant – your place at the top.

You can confirm the theory that women age like wine at the Vinotéka Tři grácie (Three Graces Winery).

You can savour a cup of quality coffee at Kafírna and Volkafe coffee shop, which is the first in the Czech Republic to receive licensing rights to roasting Fairtrade coffee and to mark its products with the Fairtrade symbol. VOLKAFE roasted here also proudly enjoys the KRKONOŠE – originální produkt (GIANT MOUNTAINS – original product) marking.

Savour a coffee with a delicious dessert at the Kaffé Horn in the UFFO community centre building – winner of the 2011 Building of the Year award. For a really good lunch or dinner you can go to the Cube Restaurant in the Davídek Hotel mentioned above, or the Pod hradem (Below the Castle) Restaurant or the Grand Luxury Hotel Restaurant. You can’t go wrong by dining at the Pizzeria La Piazza or Pod lékárnou (Below the Pharmacy) Restaurant.

A journey through history

When visiting the town, don’t miss out on a guided tour in Muzeum Podkrkonoší (Museum of the Foothills of the Giant Mountains), in Galerie města Trutnova (the Gallery of Trutnov) and Galerie draka (the Dragon Gallery).

If you are interested in folk crafts and handmade work, then you can participate in weekend course on crafts and art techniques in the Dům pod jasanem (House under the Ash Tree), where the Weaving Museum is housed offering attractive exhibits. The House under the Ash Tree also offers accommodation to course participants.

Enjoy a first burst of fresh energy in Vysoké Mýto

Would you like to eliminate boredom and experience pleasant days without stress? Then don’t hesitate and choose from the relaxation offer of Vysoké Mýto.

Package stays at the Via Ironia Hotel

The Via Ironia Hotel offers several package stays, such as the Wellness Weekend with Sport, the Sports Weekend with Relaxation, the Romantic Weekend or just a Romantic Evening or Unforgettable Evening with Fruit. You can get more information directly at the Via Ironia Hotel, where you can also taste Italian culinary specialities.

Another accommodation possibility is the Tošovský Guesthouse in the centre of the town ( or the hotel Pod věží (Below the Tower Hotel) ( If you prefer staying outside of the town, then the Penzion Mlýn Jangelec (Jangelec Mill Guesthouse) is an ideal place to stay in (

You will receive a new breath and strengthen your body by visiting the Solné mikroklimatické jeskyně (Microclimate Salt Caves).


Women who enjoy sports can visit the Sportcentrum (Sports Centre) and play bowling, ricochet or squash (, or the indoor swimming pool, where they can also treat themselves to the sauna, solarium, a massage, cosmetics or the gym (, or visit the Fitness Style Lucie (gym, solarium, cardio zone;  

For gourmands

You can savour Italian cuisine at the Via Ironia Hotel (, Swiss specialities prepared on lava rocks at the hotel Pod věží (Below the Tower Hotel) (, or venison specialities at the Penzion Mlýn Jangelec (Jangelec Mill Guesthouse) ( You can go to Hejhalova cukrárna (Hejhala’s Patisserie) for coffee (, or SméCafé ( or the Kavárny Caffé club Berenika (Berenika Café Club Coffee Shop) ( Those who prefer tea can visit the tearoom Čajovna Čajka (ČajovnaČajka). You can enjoy wine at e.g. the Kobylský vinný sklep (Kobylsky Wine Cellar) (