Photogallery: CZ, Sázava – František Smelter
Places Of Interest
CZ, Sázava – František Smelter
heading (paragraph): Places Of Interest
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One of the oldest Sázava smelters today serves as a learning and social center. Her products under the brand Kavalier or Simax have become famous all over the world. In the exposition you will find old cooling furnaces, a gallery with works of famous artists and in the glass exposition you will learn about the production and history of local glassmaking. The glassworks course will give you insight into the secrets of the old craft and create your own product.
Text and photos: Monika Babická
The town situated on both banks of the Sázava River is known for its romantic nature trails, the most famous of which is the Posázavská. The romantic character of the landscape is enhanced by the slopes above the river bed and on one of the hills the gem of the Sázava Monastery. The Sázava region also became a place for many glass factories, as crystalline limestone was mined here. One of the resurrected glassworks is Huť František.
The castle dubbed often Hlaska thanks to its preserved tower, sits above the Senohraby outdoor swimming pool. Its founding dates back to the end of the 13th century. It used to be a residence of the Lords of Zlenice, an important noble family in the Sazava region.
The charm of the Sazava river was already told about in the last article. Now board a boat with us for we have a 2-day boat ride ahead of us. We start off at Horka II camp and sail down to Cesky Sternberk. This section is quite tranquil with an occasional weir or two. The stretches you need to do in a day are quite long especially because of long distances between camps and snack bars. You can ride there on a canoe even in the occasion of lower water level.
Today we set out for the Sázava River, which is considered the Golden River. Not only the color of the water but also the fact connected with gold mining in Jílové u Prahy contributed to this name.
There are many beautiful views in the Sazava river in the region of Central-Bohemia. One of them is on a rocky top of Hadi Skala. The view is over a valley right in front of the town of Davle, where the Sazava meets the Vltava River. A circular route mostly goes through forests and easy terrain. The route is 6 kilometers long. The start place is the town of Petrov. From there we follow the yellow path.
Today we will take you to a fabulous region surrounded by picturesque nature. More precisely, to a village where water sprites, ghosts and all kinds of animals that even speak live. Our goal will be the village Hrusice, located less than 40 kilometers from the historic center of Prague.
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