"Lovely town at the end of Czech :-)" Jablunkov by matcrazy1

Jablunkov Travel Guide: 99 reviews and 160 photos

Lovely town square

Even don't try to look for this town (and area) in Lonely Planet or other travel books on Czech Republic. I am dissapointed about the Czech guides, they all skipped this lovely Czech area! OK, it motivated me to put up this huge page.

I passed through Jablunkov (Appletown) many times driving towards southern Europe as the town was located along main north - south highway of central Europe: E-75 which went from almost North Cape, Norway to Athens, Greece. The lazy and lovely town was located in north-eastern corner of Czech Republic, very close to both Poland and Slovakia.

Last time we stopped there together with Kathy (Kodi01) and Urszula (matcrazy0) on lovely town square. We took a walk along the town and we were doing small shopping to spend our last Czech crowns.

Appletown ?

The name "Jablunkov" derives from Czech word "jablko" or so which means an apple. There were quite many apple trees there, indeed.

Beer for... $0.26 = 0.22 Euros ?

One bottle ((0.5 l = 16.91 oz) of delicious Czech beer costed from 6.80 to 19.5 Kc in local grocery (Oct. 2003, add 3Kc for a bottle). That time it was (cash +/- 4% rate):
$0.26 - $0.75
0.22 - 0.63 Euros
1.00 - 2.87 Polish zloty.
Will they rise prices up when Czech enters European Union on 1 May 2004? That is the question!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely town square, lazy atmosphere of typical Czech small town, very cheap beer, surrounding mountains, very close to both Poland and Slovakia
  • Cons:No luxury, nothing of particular interest there!
  • In a nutshell:Discover real Czech small towns!
  • Last visit to Jablunkov: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2007 at 6:00 PM

    Appletown sounds like a good name. Thanks for the look around this nice town.

  • Cristian_Uluru's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2006 at 12:07 AM

    Interesting page!! It is really a nice town!!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2005 at 6:14 AM

    A very interesting page ! Too bad I am short of time even for a virtual visit !

  • l_joo's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2005 at 10:33 PM

    Nice you provided the 80's shop tip, and like your hiking tip too.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2005 at 7:51 AM

    Thanks for a wonderful look at this town!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2005 at 1:11 PM

    Great page Matt about this off the beaten path location! It looks like a nice town!

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2004 at 4:35 AM

    Very nice and informative page. Thanks

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2004 at 2:33 AM

    I thought you worked for the Polish Tourist Bureau, not the Czech! Well done as usual.

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2004 at 2:43 AM

    Jesus, my damn fingers gone numb now hehehehehehehe, i can't keep up with your pages Matt, everytime i look at them thers a million more. All great though. ***CLIFF***

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2004 at 10:05 AM

    Another of your GREAT and very informative pages! excellent travelogues too!!!.Sorry to know about that "bad" restaurant! :-)


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