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Sightseeing trip in the Sázava valley

Castles, chateaux and monasteries in a picturesque landscape

Petr Liška
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Sightseeing trip in the Sázava valley
Inserted: 19.12.2018
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On a short section of the Sázava River you will find four interesting monuments – the majestic Český Šternberk Castle, the historic Sázava Monastery and the castles of Komorní Hrádek and Rataje nad Sázavou. Everything can be seen during a day trip or at a slow pace over the weekend

Stop No.1

Chamber castle

If you go on this trip from west to east, Komorní hrádek with the castle garden and the nearby ruins of Čejchánuv hrádek awaits you first.

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Article: A tour of the Komorní hrádek castle

The chamber castle was built by Rack Kobyla from Dvorec in 1412 as a replacement for the conquered Čejchanov castle. In 1525 it… continue reading

A tour of the Komorní hrádek castle

Stop No.2

Sázava Monastery and walk

From Komorní hrádek, continue along the Sázava to the monastery of the same name. After a tour, take a short walk, the surroundings are picturesque

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Article: A tour of the Sázava Monastery

The Sázava Monastery was founded in the 11th century. Prince Oldřich and the hermit Prokop were the main contributors to his… continue reading

A tour of the Sázava Monastery
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The ancient Slavic monastery associated with St. Procopius rises directly above the river of Sazava. The adjacent park is perfect… continue reading

Walk around Sazava monastery

Stop No.3

Rataje nad Sazavou

The local castle is under reconstruction, but it is still worth a short visit. In addition, Pirkštejn Castle is right next door

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The first mention of Ratají nad Sázavou is from 1156, when there was a log-brick castle. The owners changed here very often. In… continue reading

A tour of the Rataj nad Sázavou chateau

Stop No.4

Český Šternberk

A visit to the monumental Český Šternberk castle is the highlight of this trip. The view from the river is especially worth it. It is rightly one of the most important castles in the Czech Republic

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Directly above the Sázava River, the mighty Gothic castle of Český Šternberk is located. Thanks to several later rebuilds, it now… continue reading

Český Šternberk Castle
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