Places in Czech Republic

Nature trail by Nebílovy

At the end of March the weather started to be nicer with clear blue sky (at least from time to time), higher temperatures and more positive feelings. I and my husband wanted to go on a family outing and so we buried ourselves in Internet and maps to find an interesting target. We wanted to choose some shorter trail for the start and in the end I found out a suitable one in a brochure describing local nature trails.

When Saturday came we packed cameras, drinks and snacks and set off after the dinner. The nature trail starts and ends in one place, by a castle in Nebílovy. The castle was unfortunately closed because the castle season starts here at the beginning of April. But it didn’t matter, the castle is not far from here and we can go and visit it any time later.

This is how the castle looks from the front:

The castle represents typical Viennese baroque architecture that is quite rare in the Czech Republic. It was built in the years 1706 -1719 as a representative residence but it was not used much because of some problems with static and later it was used just as an agriculture building. Reconstruction took many years, the castle has been open to public since 1998. I have seen some pictures of the other side, i.e. of the inner courtyard and the view seems much more attractive. One day I have to go and see it!

The trail is only about 5 kilometres long but we spent the whole afternoon on it and we were really pleased. Even our children liked it and that’s something to say! So, join me for a moment on the trail.

The church is baroque and was built in 1722. It is a church of St. Jacob and is situated on top of a hill so that it is visible from wide surroundings. It is interesting that another church had been in that place already in 14th century and the bells in the current church come from the years 1493 and 1526. Quite old, aren’t they? I have very personal memories connected with this place as I got married there 15 years ago.

In the following picture I would like to attract your attention to the marking:

The upper mark (or rather sign) shows the direction of the nature trail, the lower mark is used to mark routes for hikers in the Czech Republic – the colour of the middle stripe can be red, green, blue or yellow (at least these colours are most common). Some routes are more interesting than others but it’s always great adventure to choose one and follow it. I have so many memories…