Klodzko lies on the same route as Bystrzyca Klodzka and Gorzanów, therefore, the connection with Prague is not ideal. The route can be completed with three transfers, the first one waiting for you in Pardubice, the second in Ústí nad Orlicí, and the last in Miedzylesie. Count on about four hours on the road. Due to the low frequency of connections, it is necessary to take the train from the main railway station in Prague already at 4:49 a.m.
From the Polish side, the connections are significantly better, with direct trains and buses running almost every hour.
A cycle of educational presentations awaits us, during which the animators, dressed in historical costumes related to local historical or legendary figures (for example the Kłodzko executioner Christopher Kühn or the legendary founder of the city Kłodzko – Valeska), will describe stories about secrets hidden in the Kłodzko underground and what purpose it served as well as introduce us to daily life in ancient Kłodzko. We will learn about traditions, customs and rituals in Kłodzko and its surroundings – we will see the city during work time as well as during entertainment time.
Christopher Kühn is one of the most famous executioners of Kłodzko. It was in the 16th Century when Kłodzko was the only city that employed its own executioner. Kühn used to have his own torture chambers, for example in the village Wambierzyce, the city Radków and maybe even in
the town Otmuchów. However, because of a brawl during which he killed the director of the Zabkowice Prison, he wasremoved from his executioner post.
Valeska – the legendary founder of the city Kłodzko, supposedly reigned at the castle on the peak
of Castle Hill (Zamkowa Góra) during the Pagan Period. The oldest document reminiscent of Valeska dates back to the year 1625 – a Kłodzko chronicler Georgius Aelurius devoted an entire
chapter to Valeska in his work “Glaciographia.“
The first Archbishop of Prague, Arnošt from Pardubice, spent his childhood in Kłodzko. He achieved his education at the Benedictine monastery in Broumov and then in Italy where he
met the future Charles IV (Karel IV).
… Kłodzko has a two-tailed lion on its emblem, which refers to the common Czech-Polish history? The emblem was granted to the city by Přemysl Otakar II, who used it as his heraldic symbol. The two-tailed lion, with a few minor changes, has remained the symbol of Bohemia to today.