It is best to go to Česká Skalice by train. The connection between Prague and Trutnov runs in both directions almost every hour. Even about half of the connections are without transfers, but in some cases with the route from Prague, you will have to make a stop in Hradec Králové or Pardubice.
From the Polish side, the best way you can get to Česká Skalice is by bus, most often via Kudowa-Zdrój and Náchod (see the connection to Náchod), from where you can get on one of the regular buses in the direction to Česká Skalice.Praha - Česká Skalice
In the authentic environment of Barunka’s School we will meet with Barunka Panklová, her siblings and her classmates. We will witness school lessons from the time of youth of Božena Němcová, and we will attend a prepared Czech or singing lesson under the leadership of Mr. Teacher. As a reward we will be able to participate in children’s school games of the period. Interested people will also have an opportunity to try on period clothing – folk costumes.
Božena Němcová (childhood name Barbora Panklová) is one of the most significant Czech writers. Her prose “Grandma“ (Babička), a classic piece of Czech literature, gave the name to the romantic valley along the Úpa River, characteristic by its large amount of historical buildings and natural points of interest.
Božena Němcová partially drew in her school experiences in the story “Mr. Teacher“ (Pan učitel). This story became the template for the layout of a historical classroom and also became an inspiration for the decoration of the atrium of the school, the designer of which is the local regional painter Jiří Škopek. Scenes from life in a rural country school are presented in part of the atrium.
… Barunka Panklová was written into the so-called “Golden Book“ on the 2nd of July 1829 where only exemplary students could be listed?