Monument to Jan Žižka from Trocnov
It was written in the 1960s and 1970s, when the Jan Žižka Memorial from Trocnov was erected. If you want to visit it, do not look for the village itself. It is located in an area more than one and a half kilometers away from Trocnov (formerly Záluží).
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Interesting facts Monument to Jan Žižka from Trocnov
Walking through a place connected with the person of a famous Hussite military leader is certainly not an unnecessary walk. The path leads through the forest with several picturesque ponds and is undemanding. It is about one kilometer, so it is also suitable for families with small children. In addition, it is enriched with a statue of a great military leader by Professor Josef Malejovský from the period of the monument.
But that's not all! The main point for which visitors rush here is the place of Žižek's alleged birth - Žižek's stone. It is a small "island" in the forest, where a once stout oak stood. Today it is marked by a heavy boulder. But whether it is a real "birthplace" is not really known. These are just assumptions.
If you walk through the park and the wooded part, in which you can see two manor houses - the court of Uncle Mikš and Žižek's father Řehoř, you can stop in a small low building, which is the Museum of the Hussite Revolutionary Movement. Here you will learn basic information about Žižek's life, such as where he lost both eyes. But if you are already tense now, we will reveal that he lost one as a child (around 12 years old) and lost the other during the siege of the West Bohemian castle Rabí (Rábí). But even that did not deter him from further wars and many other victories. Paradoxically, not a fight, but a short illness became fatal to him when he died near Přibyslav three years later.
Author: Marcela Horká, Vlastimil Hloupý