Petrovice and surroundings
The picturesque Petrovicko region on the border of Central and Southern Bohemia belongs to the tourist area of Toulava. In addition to being rich in interesting hiking and biking trails, rare fauna and flora and cultural monuments, it is also known as the "land of stones". Its dominants include large granite boulders standing freely in a beautiful rolling landscape. The most interesting are Hus's pulpit - the largest Czech viklan or Vrškámen, who, according to legend, dropped the devil here.
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Interesting facts Petrovice and surroundings
A great starting point for excursions, whether on foot, by bike or by car, is the village of Petrovice, where it is worth spending several nights and exploring all the surrounding attractions. A circular 27 km long nature trail begins here, where you will discover various natural monuments, charming villages and settlements, watermills and limestone caves (eg Diviš Cave in Týnčany) or, for example, the imaginative Kuníček Stations of the Cross.
Zvíkov Castle, which rises above the confluence of the Otava and Vltava rivers (with the famous mini-brewery in the castle grounds), the neo-Gothic Orlík chateau hiding the Schwarzenberg tomb or the ruins of Vrškamýk Castle, will convince you of the colorful history of the region. You can get acquainted with the folk buildings of the middle Povltaví in the Vysoký Chumec open-air museum (under the castle of the same name, which is currently inaccessible). Also worth a visit is the Premonstratensian monastery and church in Milevsko, which is one of the oldest in southern Bohemia.
Families with children should not miss Počepice with the U Radešínka complex, where there is adventure golf and a family bakery with excellent honey gingerbread. Experiences are also waiting for your children in the Zeměráj u Kovářova nature park. Here you will find, among other things, a lively archeological village, a barefoot path and an interactive nature playground with many fun and educational sites. Near Petrovice is also Monínec, known for Central Bohemia primarily as a ski resort, but no less interesting in summer - in the local park you can try archery, off-road scooters, water maxi-slide and many other attractions.
Many opportunities for recreation, including swimming, are provided by the large Orlická dam. Just below its monumental dam, the river dug a meander known as the Vltava Horseshoe. The Solenice viewpoint, from which you will have it in the palm of your hand, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the Czech Republic! Other nice views are offered by the 30-meter Milada lookout tower on the opposite bank, the interestingly designed Kuníček lookout tower or the Lang lookout tower, where you can book a romantic dinner or at least send an original view from a place called Onen svět.
Where to stay for a multi-day visit?
For accommodation, it is ideal to use the Hotel Modrá Hvězda, which is located on the square in the village Petrovice. In addition, a 10% discount is now offered for new reservations when the hvezda2020 code is communicated in a telephone or e-mail order. The hotel website is available at www.hotelmodrahvezda.eu/