Tips for trips
THERMAL SPA VELKE LOSINY
Distance from the hotel: 200 meters (2 minutes by foot)
Unique thermal park, which you cannot find anywhere else in the Czech republic, is situated only a few metres away from hotel Istria. There you can find water world or swimming pools with thermal sulphurous springs, saunas, and relax zone. Thermal spa is definitely worth visiting. You can choose also from our stay packages which include entrance to the thermal park.
HANDMADE PAPER MILL VELKE LOSINY
Distance from the hotel: 500 meters (4 minutes by foot)
The only handmade paper mill of its kind in the Czech republic was founded in the late 16th century and since that time continually manufactures paper here. Manufactory was founded on the estate of the Lords of Žerotín. The muzeum of paper or guided tour through most interesting parts of manufacture are definitely worth visiting. Paper is still traditionally made of cotton and linen, making it the highest quality paper and is used mainly in fine arts and for representative purposes or significant correspondence. Regular workshops are held at the paper mill, visitors can also try to make their own paper.
RENAISSANCE CASTLE VELKE LOSINY
Distance from the hotel: 1300 meters (16 minutes by foot)
Renaissance castle, well-known for the witch trials in the 17th century, was rebuilt for many times during its history. Nowadays the castle is open to the public from April till October, visitors can visit for example the Knights' Hall, a gallery with works of European painters or a tower with castle clock. The Renaissance architecture of the castle is complemented by a large French park. Every Monday the castle is inaccessible to the public.
SKI RESORT PREMYSLOV
Distance from the hotel: 10 kilometers (12 minutes by car)
One of the most modern ski areals in Jeseniky offers four ski slopes serviced by a four-seat chair lift and two ski lifts with all facilities for its visitors. The cross-country skiing lovers will find their place in the areal as well and in the summer season there is possibility of swimming. In the winter packages of hotel Istria you will get discount for the skipasses to the areal Premyslov. Evening skiing on the longest ski slope in Moravia is a must.
SKI AREAL KOUTY
Distance from the hotel: 11 kilometres (12 minutes by cas)
Kouty Ski Resort in winter offers the latest snowmaking technology, 11.5 km of slopes and 25 km cross-country trails, including a modern six-seater chairlift. Of course there is a ski school, a children's park, a wide range of catering, equipment rental, and service center. In summer there are plenty of biking and hiking trails, you can go to the hydroelectric power plant or test bike park.
HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATION DLOUHE STRANE
Distance from the hotel: 16 kilometres (20 minutes by car)
Since 2010, the upper part of hydro power station is accessible by 6-chairlift from the nearby ski area Kouty. Cableway takes you 4.5 km below the upper reservoir. Then can be reached on foot, by bike or using shuttle minibus.
You can book your tour of the station here.
OBSERVATION TOWER HÁJ OVER SUMPERK
Distance from the hotel: 17 kilometres (30 minutes by car)
For the construction of the observation tower was chosen hill Haj (631 m.n.m.) in 1993, a year later, the tower officially opened. The lookout tower dominates two Moravian towns - Bludov and Sumperk. The Haj observation tower is open with good visibility.