wo beautiful Czech cities – Broumov and České Budějovice are running for the 2028 European Capital of Culture. Broumov has made it to the finals as the smallest registered town in the project history. However, it represents 30% of Europe in a way. There are many similar small towns, often forgotten, on the peripheries. Broumov might not be as big as its competitors but it has an interesting story and a soul. The winner will be announced in June this year; until then, visit Broumov to explore the unique local landmarks and breathtaking countryside ruled by rock formations.