The Pardubice region is located in the northern part of the Czech Republic and is based around the slopes of the Eagle Mountains and Śnieżnik. It is known for breeding horses and gingerbread traditionally baked here for several centuries.
The region is agricultural and industrial. Here are some of the most fertile lands in the Czech Republic. Industrial centers are located mainly in larger cities and include the clothing, food and electronics industries.
Most of the Pardubice region is flat and lowland. There are excellent conditions for cycling, and a large number of bicycle paths facilitates this activity. Trails lead among meadows and cultivated fields, as well as to nature reserves such as Bohdanec Pond or Matka ponds and important monuments, among which the most important are the castle in Kuneticka Hora and the baroque palace in Choltiny.
In the northern part of the region, the landscape is much more varied. The Orlické Mountains and the Śnieżnik Massif are mountainous areas, covered with forests, with picturesque stream valleys. In Dolni Moravie there is one of the biggest attractions of northern Bohemia, Path in the Clouds - a huge observation tower connected with a walking pavement suspended above the crowns of trees.
The region's hallmark are pure-bred stallions bred for several centuries at the Kladruby stud farm. In Pardubice, in turn, one of the most famous horse races in the world takes place, the Great Pardubice. The second symbol, gingerbread is produced both in the form of hearts and in limited holiday series. In Kuneticka hora you can visit the Gingerbread Museum.