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  Chrudim - 100km east of Prague
by globetrott

Chrudim is a small town of 26000 inhabitants, about 100Km east of Prague and maybe 6 km south of Pardubice.
Chrudim is not yet a place with plenty of tourists, and most of the guide-books I found so far will not mention Chrudim at all.

The townsquare of Chrudim still looks the same as 200 years ago with plenty of baroque buildings.Like in most of the other towns in Czech Republic it is always the best to start on the town-square with your sightseeing-tour.
The townhall of Chrudim is much older than it seems, as it was " modernized " in 1721 into baroque style, like most of the buildings around the townsquare.
On the townsquare you will see the gothic church of the Assumption of the virgin Mary.
The church dates back to the 14th century and was partly reconstructed in the 19th century.
When you walk to your left from the townhall down the street, you will get to this great museum after about 800 meters.
The statue in front is a monument for Josef Ressl, who was born here in Chrudim and invented the modern ship-screw.

Josef Ressel ( 1793 - 1857 )

For more infos and pics, please click on my link below !

You may take the train to Chrudim or drive on road # 17 from Kutna Hora or road #37 from Hradec Kralove.

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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