The first day of our trip started with the visit to Loket Castle, a medieval fortress situated on a hill overlooking the town. The castle tour was conducted in both Czech and English, and we learned about the history of the castle and the role it played in the region. The castle is well-preserved and has many interesting exhibits, including a torture chamber and a dungeon. We also got to see the beautiful chapel and the grand ballroom.
The next day, we went on a picturesque hike through the countryside of Loket. The scenic views were breathtaking, and we couldn't help but stop every few minutes to capture the beauty of the landscape. We walked along the Ohře River and through the lush green forests, and the fresh air rejuvenated our spirits.
The highlight of our trip was a thrilling canoe ride on the Ohře River. It was a great way to start our journey, as we got to witness the natural beauty of the region while paddling through the calm waters. We were accompanied by a Czech guide who showed us the best routes to take and shared interesting facts about the surrounding area.
A visit to Loket (Ellbogen), a small town in the Czech Republic, is incomplete without a trip to the nearby city of Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad). The town is just a short train ride away, and offers a unique blend of history, culture, and relaxation. We decided to take this journey and explore the beauty of Karlovy Vary. Upon arriving at Karlovy Vary, we were greeted by the sight of beautiful 19th-century buildings, colorful facades, and lush green parks.
We walked through the charming old town, and saw the beautiful colonnades and fountains that the city is known for. After the walking tour, we headed to the famous thermal baths of Karlovy Vary. The thermal waters of the city are known for their healing properties, and many people come here to relax and rejuvenate. We visited one of the most famous thermal baths in the city, and spent a few hours soaking in the hot waters, and enjoying the beautiful views of the city.
The town has many restaurants that serve traditional Czech dishes, and we tried everything from goulash to schnitzel. But the vegetarians and vegans also had a delicious meal in every day.
In conclusion, the Erasmus trip to Loket was an unforgettable experience, and we would recommend it to anyone looking for adventure and culture. From the canoe ride to the hike, the castle tour to the delicious food, every moment was filled with excitement and joy. We left Loket with a newfound appreciation for the Czech Republic and its rich history and culture.