CZ, Košíkov – A Forgotten Castle on the Bobrůvka – VIDEO
We will end our series from the surroundings of Bobrůvka and Loučka on the ruins of the Košíkov guard castle. We will be happy to recommend a trip to it to all lovers of nature and a quiet trip.
Košíkov Castle stood on a mound that extends from the Black Forest massif to the Bobrůvka valley, south of Drahonín. It was protected on three sides by steep slopes into the valley, and on a gentler slope by a triple ditch, the remains of which can still be found on the site. Of the castle buildings, the strongest tower was on a rocky outcrop.
The castle was built by the lord of Košíkov sometime after 1360 to protect the trade route through the river valley from the incursions of paws and robbers, but they probably also became fatal to the castle. Rysov, Víckov and Mitrov castles were built for the same purpose at a similar time. Apart from the moat, only the foundations of the tower and hints of some buildings have been preserved from Košíkov. But the view of the river valley alone is worth a hike up a steep hill. You will probably come along the red tourist sign, which follows the Loučka and Bobrůvka rivers from Tišnov to Mitrov.
If you have the time and desire to just wander, walk along unmarked paths through beautiful mixed forests in the valley of Drahonínský brook and Hadůvka. Go to the crossroads with a cross near Litava and return another way to the Bobrůvka valley in Skryje. Stop at the chapel of St. Cyril and Methodius on the site of the former fortified settlement and on the other side of the river, visit the place where the mentioned Rysov castle once stood.
The whole area of the Tišnov region offers many opportunities for beautiful trips, whether along Svratka towards Pernštejn, to the hills above Dolní Loučky, Libochovka valley, Bobrůvka valley, or rolling countryside towards theMoravian Karst. Do not miss Tišnov itself with a unique reservation on the Květnice hill, a lookout tower and the former gallows on Kucanina and the Porta Coeli monastery in the neighboring Předklášteří.
Apart from Pernštejn Castle, you will not find any known tourist attractions in the whole area, so you will enjoy significantly more peace in the local countryside than, for example, in the well-known Moravian Karst. Thanks to the network of cycle paths, cyclists will definitely enjoy themselves, and if you have a more adventurous nature, go out on the water.
On the territory of the South Moravian village Mikulčice there is one of the most important archeological sites in the Czech Republic, which is undoubtedly related to the early history of our state. Hradiště belonged to the important fortifications of the settlements of Great Moravia and was one of the important centers of power and spirituality. Near Slovanské hradiště there is also a cycle path along the Morava River and a new bridge has been built there, which leads directly to the Slovak side.
The situation at the moment is such that you can also travel abroad, but many people have decided to stay in the Czech Republic in the summer to support local entrepreneurs. And it's not a bad idea at all. Here are some tips on where to go.
The Bukovanský mill complex is located in the very center of Slovácko in southern Moravia, between the villages of Bukovany and Ostrovánky. The mill complex offers an untraditional experience in a rustic Slovácko style. Around it you will find a restaurant offering typical regional and old Czech cuisine, as well as accommodation in the style of Slovácko cottages, where you can spend a pleasant stay. A visit to the Bukovanský mill is guaranteed to enchant you.
Northwest of Brno, a short distance from Tišnov, lies the town of Lomnice in a picturesque valley. The local baroque church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary attracts visitors from a distance, and the local chateau or the former Jewish quarter and synagogue are also worth seeing. Let's go to Lomnice together.
Although it is a small village, it offers quite a lot of tourist attractions and destinations. The picturesque village of Petrov boasts the Plže Nature Reserve, where you will find unusual wine cellars. Those who like wine will certainly not despise this village, because the area of the local cellars has a really magical atmosphere. The famous Baťa canal also flows through the village, where there is a lot of traffic in the summer months. There are plenty of bike paths in the area, so this area is also ideal for sports lovers.
Mutěnice (Mutenitz in German) is a village in the South Moravian Region in the district of Hodonín. They are about 10 kilometers away from the district town of Hodonín, to the northwest. Mutěnice has over 3,700 inhabitants and the cadastral area of the village is approximately 3,237 hectares. The Mutěnický stream flows through the village. The village is located at an altitude of 170-265 meters above sea level.
Northwest of Brno, an unusual rock formation, the Malhostovická Pecka, rises from the flat landscape around Malhostovice. In the sunny habitats, the endangered large-flowered passerine grows here, which offers a wonderful spectacle in the spring.
The Holedná game reserve is absolutely exceptional, because not only children but also adults have the opportunity to see and admire the life of wildlife with their own eyes, as it is a purpose-built hunting facility used for professional breeding of mouflon and fallow deer on an area of 327 ha. Although the game reserve is thoroughly fenced on all sides so that the animals do not escape, the whole area looks very large and unrestrained.
The historic town of Tišnov is known to most people in connection with the famous monastery of Porta Coeli in the neighboring Předklášteří. But Tišnov itself is definitely worth a visit, let's go to it together now.
The valley of the Bobrůvka and Loučka rivers offers many romantic nooks and Trenckova gorge near the village of Drahonín certainly belongs among them. Let's go on a slightly adventurous trip over rocks and gorges to a rock gorge with an interesting history.
Near the village of Nedvědice stands one of our most impressive Gothic castles, in the Middle Ages the main seat of the influential lords of Pernštejn. Let's go to it together and take a look at the completed generous reconstruction of its gardens.
Near Bystřice nad Pernštejnem on the eastern edge of the Vysočina region, today we will visit the picturesque landscape around the Bobrůvka and Libochovka rivers. Ruins, ponds and majestic rocks await us.
Not far from Pernštejn Castle, along the Svratka River, lies the town of Doubravník. At first glance, you will be fascinated by the majestic Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and there is plenty to discover in the area. Let's go to Doubravník together now.
As was told in the first part, now you know why to go to Brno. You know where to start your exploration of the historical district and where to have lunch. What is next? We are going to spend some moments on Svoboda square. There is a mysterious astronomical clock. We cant avoit a visit to Spilberk castle, Villa Tugendhat (under UNESCO) and a functionalist borough around it. Of course, we are going to have a taste of the night life, great beer or wine, and we are going to see some glimpses of local students ’life. So let’s get started!
When I have learned recently that Lonely Planet declared Brno the least interesting city in the Czech Republic I couldn’t understand. Then I realized that it was good they said it after all. Had crowds of tourists been going there every day as they go to Prague it would soon loose its magic. Brno is a city of universities, fun, culture and many small, lovely places. The turning clock in the shape of a male genitalia from which a small glass ball falls out every hour. Smoking road signs are really to be found only here… New York Times was much more smarter. They put Brno on the list of 52 places where to go in 2016!
It seems that this year we won't visit the sea, but it does not matter at all, because our country offers a lot of beautiful places for vacation. Today we will take you to the capital of Moravia and look into history. We will talk about Špilberk Castle.