Česká Skalice and Babiččino údolí (Grandmother’s Valley) are closely
connected with the personality and work of the most significant Czech
female writer Božena Němcová. The town is situated on the banks of the
Úpa River, near the Rozkoš (Delight) Dam, also referred to as “East
Bohemian Sea”. The Rozkoš valley dam is a sought-after recreation place,
a destination of aquatic sport lovers and fishermen. By the town
centre, you can visit the Museum of Božena Němcová, Barunka’s School and 1866 Museum. Attractive bicycling trails
and marked hiking trails, as well as several thematic educational trails
are located here.
Babiččino údolí (national cultural
monument) – includes the Ratibořice Chateau in the Napoleonic Empire’s
style, Panský hostinec (Masters Inn), Panský mlýn (Masters Mill), Vodní
mandl (Water Mangle), the monument “Grandmother with Children”, Staré
bělidlo (Old Bleachery) and Viktorčin splav (Viktorka’s Weir).