Tips for trips

Today we invite you for a trip just outside the Czech-Slovak border, at the foot of the Little Carpathians. Our base was the Diana Hotel in Nové Město nad Váhom, from which beautiful castles in the fabulous and gentle countryside of the Central Považie are easily accessible.

Fortified Church with A Leaning Tower

Right in Nove Mesto, there is one of the most interesting sacral monuments we have ever seen. It is a fortified church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary. It is late Romanesque, later rebuilt in Gothic style. It is remarkable that his tower is diverted from the vertical axis by a full 107 cm!

Nové Mesto nad Váhom

Cachtice Castle

Only 6 km southwest of the town lies the famous ruins of the Cachtice castle. He was most famous for the mysterious and frightening legend of the Hungarian noblewoman, Elizabeth Bathory, who was said to have bathed in the blood of her maids. We were wondering if the place is really a source of negative energy and whether we are able to feel it in some places. Many sensitizers even warn before visiting the castle, said the local energy zones may cause severe headaches and nausea. We walked through the castle crisscrossing and we could swear - the head didn't hurt anyone. On the contrary, we were enchanted by the view of the beautiful countryside in the area. We were also entertained by a sign posted here to commemorate the filming of Oldřich Lipský's film "The Secret of the Castle in the Carpathians".

čachtický hrad

Beckov

From Nove Mesto to the other side and the same fantastic ruin - Beckov Castle. He has no bloody legend, so perhaps he is not so well-known, but otherwise he does not deal with Chachtic. Here again, the legend about Catherine is told, which is also the subject of the visitor's game. Playful tourists come to their own place, there are a number of events motivated by the Middle Ages during the season. Visitors can learn about the construction and historical development of the castle from the guides during the tours. But it is best to lie down in the grass, observe the unusual shields of the castle palace, the clouds in the sky and the surrounding hills.

Beckov, Jozef Dovičin   Beckov, Pixabay

Paradise for Bikers

All the surrounding sights and nature can be best known if you have the opportunity to take a bike ride here. The hills here are mild, for moderate cyclists. For an idea: Cachtice castle is situated at an altitude of 360 m. The popular tourist destination along the 20 km long cycle route is Piešťany. In this spa town there is no shortage of cafes, pastry shops, restaurants and refreshments of all kinds, and the calm atmosphere of the landscaped city is literally a balsam for the nerves.

apartment Hotel Diana   Hotel Diana

we rented bikes at Hotel Diana   Hotel Diana

Where to Stay

We recommend to stay Hotel Diana ***. We appreciated the fact that they also accommodated our dog and families could again find a large apartment with a kitchen. The hotel has an excellent location due to all the sights that are in the neighborhood, there is comfort, peace, excellent Slovak cuisine and above all, you will be lent to these bicycles ;-).

BANER DIANA

GPS: 48°45'17.6"N 17°49'59.3"E

Text: Radka Snížková

Photos: Diana hotel archive, Pixabay, Jozef Dovičin


Just as the Vltava river leaves the border of the capital in the north, it turns right from the castle and small town, graciously set in the green and rocky canyon - Roztoky. The easy accessibility of the historical center of Prague and the location in the beautiful nature reserve makes the solution an ideal place for both life and vacation.

Roztoky Chateau

The small but charming mansion is the adornment and the heart of the whole Solution. The former 13th century fortress with circular walls and the central prismatic tower was rebuilt in the Renaissance period. Arcane arcades were added, and in the 18th century an English park. Today the visitors admire the trench, pulleys and weights of the original drawbridge at the gate, medieval stone lining and also the architecturally valuable interiors in which its exhibition is located in the Central Bohemian Museum.

Roztoky chateau

Serene Valley

At the chateau there is the Uneticky brook. If you go against its current, you will pass through the romantic Silent Valley and the adjoining nature reserve of Únětický Útok Creek. The path leads around many natural attractions, memorable trees and buildings. In the Tiché Valley, you can admire the romantic villas of the early 20th century, built into the hillside and surrounded by landscaped gardens. The path also leads around Trojan's mill. Although this object is private and can not be visited, it may well be familiar to you from outside. May be. In the past, the popular series "There were once two scribes" was filming here.

On the way, you will be accompanied by the educational board of the nature trail, where you can read about the local natural attractions and the history of some buildings that you will pass.

Tiche valley

Sportsmen Are Welcome

Around the Vltava River and the Quiet Valley lead marked cycling routes and are among the most popular in the wider area. The Vltava river is crossed only in one way - ferry. And ferry is a fun diversification of the trip for children and adults, runs daily from 5.40 hrs, in the summer until 18.30 o'clock.

romantic nature in Tiche Valley

For instance, a ride on the right bank of the river to the zoo (about 7 km) is very beautiful. And you don't have to travel solely by bike, the terrain is also suitable for roller skating, jogging or walking. On the opposite side there is a target for the castle settlement Levy Hradec (5 km). Here was the seat of the first Přemyslids and there stands a small ancient church on the site of the original rotunda. From the fortification there is a nice view of the river canyon, it is no wonder that our ancestors chose this place to build a mansion.

church, Levy Hradec   ferry - Roztoky-Klecánky

In Roztoky, golfers, fans of climbing on the artificial wall and tennis also have bowling in Academic Hotelopportunities what to do. Novotou September A multifunctional football field also shines how brand new it is.

A Tip for Vacation

The rivers are connected with Prague by a very convenient transport either by suburban buses (the journey to Dejvice takes just 10 minutes) or by train. Trains along this route run one after another and the journey to Holešovice station takes 10 minutes, to the center of Masarykovo nádraží 20 minutes. Whoever wants to spend their holidays in Prague while enjoying the tranquility of natural suburban locations, Roztoky must be the number one choice for choice.

Academic Hotel   a room, Academic Hotel

Stay at the hotel in Tyršovo Square. The Academic Congress Hotel**** offers spacious rooms with top comfort and air conditioning, high-speed internet access, a sauna, a relax center, a bowling alley and a restaurant. In short, you will be as if you were in heavens.

GPS: 50°09'42.6"N 14°23'31.7"E

 

Text: Radka Snížková

Photos: Wikimedia Commons: Lukáš Kalista, ŠJů, Jiří Bernard, Jiří Antonín Votýpka, ŠJů (2)


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