River Berounka - Czech republic
The river arises by a confluence of rivers Radbuza and Mže near to Pilsen.
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This excursion could be started at parking place, near to Křivoklát Castle. You can enjoy most known view of the castle just from first stop, nearby Charles Egon II. of Furstenberg Monument. The statue is of Neo-Gothic construction, 14 m high. Prince´s bust is made from white marble. Bohemian officers let it built as an expression respect to his employer.
When Czechoslovakia was founded, Kladno radicals threw down the statue. Nevertheless, it was repaired in April 1928, and placed again on its place. Town´s administration obtained a petition for its removal from twelve political parties, anyway all this was refused. The statue was thrown down from the hill again. Finally, the bust was returned definitely, after interference of State Monument Office in Prague.
Along the path, there are growing original forests, including oaks, beech-woods, hornbeams, linden-trees, hazels, ash-trees, and planted pine-trees, larch-trees and acacia. You can listen to birds´ songs, such as cuckoo. Over tributary of Rakovnický brook and Berounka-river, there is Paraplíčko view. The river makes many turnings here.
Just opposite, a community of Roztoky is situated. You find here factory for production of pneumatic utensils, which is quite disturbing phenomenon inside this Preserve Nature Area.
Route length: 1 km