Karel Čapek Memorial at Stará Huť near Dobříš

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The memorial is dedicated to Czech writer, playwright and journalist Karel Čapek (1890–1938), his wife, actress and writer Olga Scheinpflugová (1902–1968) and one of the closest of Čapek’s friends, journalist, playwright and writer Ferdinand Peroutka (1895–1978).

It is found in the Empire-style villa in Strž u Staré Huti, which is located close to the town of Dobříš. In the turbulent 1930s Strž was a peaceful place for Čapek to rest and work. He wrote major works here such as Journey North, The White Disease and The Mother. Today you will find originally furnished rooms here and an extensive exposition dealing with the life and work of Čapek. The exhibits on the other floors of the villa commemorate Olga Scheinpflugová’s theatre work and the journalist activities of Ferdinand Peroutka. The well maintained seven-kilometre Čapek trail goes around the villa. Its route passes places which became the writer’s favourite spots when staying at Strž. The Central Bohemian Region has been the memorial’s administrator since 2003.

Address

Památník Karla Čapka ve Staré Huti u Dobříše
Stará Huť 26202
phone: +420 318 522 265
e-mail: pamatnik.vanova@tiscali.cz
WWW: http://www.capek-karel-pamatnik.cz

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