Vysoký Chlumec

The sights of Vysoký Chlumec include the local castle, the estate’s former administration building at no. 14, the statue of St John of Nepomuk at no. 1, the calvery, the folk museum – The Museum of Rural Buildings of the Central Vltava Region – and in close proximity also the fort and belltower in nearby Pořešice, the watermill site in nearby Bláhová Lhota and the gamekeeper’s house at the place known as St Mark’s Desert. The monumental castle, visible from…

Špulka Observation Tower – a new symbol of togetherness for the CHOPOS microregion

On the peak of Březák hill near Lbosín in the Benešov district, the new Špulka observation tower has been opened – not just a fascinating landmark of the region, but also evidence of the rare togetherness of its citizens. As well as municipalities, associations and companies, dozens of people also helped in its construction – whether by personally helping in the work, or by providing a financial contribution. Costs for this unique structure came to 5.4 million crowns, of which…

Kačina Chateau

The most palatial Empire chateau in Bohemia was built in the years 1804-1822 by Count Jan Rudolf Chotek using a design by Saxon royal architect Christian Franz Schuricht. This ostentatious residence, intentionally incorporated into a large park, fascinates visitors with its anusual architectural composition. (more…)

Křivoklát Castle

One of the oldest Bohemian royal castles, it was built as a power centre and rural residency of the royal family, probably around 1230. King Wenceslas IV became fond of this ancient hunting castle. Thanks to an extensive Late Gothic makeover in the years 1473–1526 by King Vladislav II. Jagellonian, it became one of the most magnificent residencies of its time. (more…)

Bohumil Hrabal

28. 3. 1914 Brno-Židenice – 3. 2. 1997 Praha One of the most famous and original Czech writers of the 20th century is tied to Central Bohemia in terms of life as well as work. From the age of five he lived in Nymburk, where his stepfather became a brewery manager. (more…)

Kutná Hora

The town of Kutná Hora (21, 300 inhabitants) lies between the Czech-Moravian Highlands and the Čáslav basin some 70 km east of Prague. The history of Kutná Hora is inextricably linked to silver mining. The discovery of silver deposits resulted, in the late 13th century, in a spontaneous development of mining settlements from which a town was formed in the early 1300s. (more…)

Budeč

This hillfort, taking up an area of about twenty-two hectars, was one of the largest and oldest fortifications of the Przemyslids. Prince Spytihněv I. had the St. Peter and Paul rotunda built here after 895; its nave is the oldest preserved construction in the Czech lands. (more…)

Vojna Memorial near Příbram

The Vojna Memorial near Příbram, dedicated to the victims of communism, was established in 2005 on the authentic site of a German prisoner-of-war camp of 1947, which with the advent of communism became a forced labour camp between the years 1949 - 1951 and a prison for political prisoners of the communist regime in 1951–1961. (more…)

Český Šternberk Castle

One of the best-preserved and oldest dynasty castles in Bohemia was founded around 1240. Originally an early Gothic castle, it was subject to a number of changes. An overall renovation of the castle was made at the turn of the 16th century in late Gothic style. (more…)