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Visit of Slatinany

Gateway to Zelezne hory (“The Iron Mount

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Visit of Slatinany
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Small town Slatinany situated on the river Chrudimka just a few kilometers south of Chrudim is famous by stud farm breeding not only Old Kladruby horses (in Czech Starokladrubsky kun”), but also rare Przewalski horses. There is also a nice castle connected by corridor with the neighboring Church of St. Martin and adjacent large English park. Children will be enthusiastic to see not only horses, but also small Cat Castle in the woods behind the newly built Svycarna with a museum of Kladruber horses. All these attractions are next to each other on the western side of the river and are linked by hiking and educative trails. For lovers of horses it is a “must stop”.
 

Stud farm in Slatinany

The ideal starting point to explore the attractions in Slatinany is parking place at the stud. In addition to the fact that it is quite interesting building, horse lovers can also make a tour here. Better known Old Kladruby white horses are bred in Kladruby nad Labem. Black horses are bred here.

 

Stud farm in Slatinany
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Przewalski's Horse

From the stud walk through the park to the castle. Along the way, there is run-out of rare Przewalski's horse (the last living species of wild horse).

 

Przewalski's Horse
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Church of St. Martin

A little bit farther you will come across a nice Church of St. Martin connected with the castle by the corridor directly above the path.

 

Church of St. Martin
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Entrance to the castle

Entrance to the courtyard and the castle is protected by a small tower. Of course, tourists can make here also a tour around the interior of the castle.

 

Entrance to the castle
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View of the Church of St. Martin

The most romantic view of the Church of St. Martin is probably from the castle. 

View of the Church of St. Martin
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Slatiňany castle park

You will not be surprised that there is a bronze statue of a horse in the park.

 

Slatiňany castle park
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Pond in the park

At the southern end of the park is quite picturesque lake.  It is ideal place for a short relax on one of the nearby benches. Just behind the park begins the educative trail leading to Cat Castle, or you can get there more directly along the green tourist path.

 

Pond in the park
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Kladruber black horses

From this road you will see a large corral full of Old Kladruby horses. It is a favorite place for families with children. You will get closer to the corral on the way back.

 

Kladruber black horses
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Svycarna in Slatinany

On the edge of the forest you will come across picturesque, but also sterile clean building of Svycarna, which is a small museum of Kladruber horses.

 

Svycarna in Slatinany
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Cat castle

The best on the trip for young children is a few hundred meters distant miniature castle – Cat castle, which was built by Prince Auersperg by for his children. So Walt Disney was certainly not the first :-)

 

Cat castle
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Old Kladruby horses

From the Cat castle you can set out for the crossing of Zelezne hory (“The Iron Mountains”), but we will return the same way back and reach in less than one hundred meters the path leading to the other side of Svycarna directly to the corral with Old Kladruby horses.

 

Old Kladruby horses
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The way back to the stud farm

From the corral, first along the educative trail, then along the road we get back to the parking place at the stud farm.

The way back to the stud farm
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