Housův mlýn Tábor
A torture chamber, ghosts, a Hussite tavern or an armory await you in a place known as Housův mlýn. It is a stylish Hussite open-air museum in Tábor, which regularly organizes programs for families with children, corporate events, concerts and weddings.
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Interesting facts Housův mlýn Tábor
The construction of Housova mlýn took place on the foundations of a mill from the 13th century in the immediate vicinity of the ancient walls of Tábor. The mill is located on the bank of the Tismenický stream, which flows from the local Jordán pond. The place has a long history, which is also associated with the worship of the Adamites (Hussite radicals). During the 18th century, the first artistic steam mill, connected to the spa, was built in these picturesque places. It is said that a secret exit leads right outside Housova mlýn, which leads from the underground corridors of the town of Tábor.
The local tavern offers the opportunity to eat well and quench your thirst with corma or mead, but not only adults but also children will enjoy themselves. The Housova mlýn program includes historical games, especially for children, in addition to a completely unusual concept. In addition, there is a torture chamber, a parade of ghosts and a film armory with pearls in the form of weapons that have appeared in a number of well-known films, including Tristan and Isolde, Bathory, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Mists of Avalon. It is the only film armory in Europe. Visitors can also try on armor and take the opportunity to wear something that was once worn by famous movie stars. The armory has 3,000 weapons and armor in almost all historical stages.
Every year, Housov mlýn regularly hosts various events, such as a festival for schoolchildren, meetings with Jan Hus and President Žižka, Hussite weekends with entertainment for families with children, and in September the Tábor Meetings - the largest Czech city festival.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová