Tips for tripsThe Bohemian Paradise and the surroundings of Mnichov Hradiště in general are rich for trips of all kinds. Below we give you several types of entertainment around our hotel
Near Mnichov Hradiště near the Mužský plateau is the Drábské světničky rock fortress. This group of sandstone rocks was already inhabited in the Stone Age, and a rock castle was built here in the 13th century. Svetničky had primarily a defensive function, but there were also living rooms, prisons and prayer rooms.
Nowadays, the place is freely accessible, and in addition to the remains of the medieval castle, you can also admire the unique views of the Pojizeří Mountains - among the landmarks are the Bezděz castle, the Klokočka region, Ralsko or the ridges of the Jizera Mountains and the Giant Mountains.
Castle Mnichovo Hradiště
Mnichovo Hradiště was built by Václav Budovec from Budov, but the main part of the castle's history is connected with the Valdštejn family, who owned the castle from 1623, when it passed into the hands of Albrecht of Valdštejn.
Part of the castle complex is a large park, where there are stables, a garden pavilion, an orangery and a Capuchin monastery with the Church of the Three Kings and the chapel of St. Anne.
Visitors can choose from three sightseeing circuits and one special circuit is dedicated to children.
1st circuit – period interiors with Valdštejn collections, especially a rich collection of porcelain
2nd circuit – interiors of the "meeting of monarchs" and the castle empire theater
3rd circuit – lapidary of sandstone baroque statues and the chapel of St. Anne with the grave of Albrecht of Valdštejn
4th circuit – fairy-tale tour for children with a guide in period costume (Sundays in July and August – from 10:15 and 10:45)
The castle, built at the beginning of the 14th century, was carved out of sandstone rocks and completed with wooden structures. It was not until the 16th century that a brick palace was built, but after the Thirty Years' War, the castle began to fall into disrepair. Today, the original brick palace, rock chambers and corridors can be seen here. In the pre-castle part, rock apartments and a prison with a starvation chamber have also been preserved.
The ruins of Michalovice Castle
The castle ruins from the 13th century, also called Michalovická putna, extend on the outskirts of Mladá Boleslav. The dominant feature of the building is the leaning tower, which has earned the name Mladoboleslavská Pisa. From the tower of the ruin there is a wonderful view of the Jizera river valley, which together with the castle was a favorite of the writer Karel Hynek Mácha.
Mladá Boleslav Castle
Mladá Boleslav Castle standing on the Old Town Square in Mladá Boleslav has its foundations in the citadel, which was founded by Boleslav II at the end of the 10th century. Nowadays, the Museum of Mladoboleslavska is located here.
The Gothic castle Kost, located in the protected landscape area Český ráj, was built in the middle of the 14th century by Beneš from Vartemberk. Originally, the castle served as a defensive fortress, later it was the residence of a number of nobles. Nowadays, the building belongs to the Kinský family.
Visitors to the castle can choose from six tours. The castle is accessible on foot following the yellow sign from Libošovice station or from Sobotka.
1st circle – THE KINSKY FAMILY IN BOHEMIA
includes family portraits and paintings of this noble family
2nd circuit – TORTURE ROOM represents the criminal law of the 16th to 18th centuries
3rd circuit – connected 1st and 2nd circuits
4th circuit – additional circuit focused on the exteriors of the castle
5th circuit – tour with the executioner Heřman of his 13th chamber
6th circuit – tour for children with Princess Karolina, focused on fairy tales filmed in Kosti and the surrounding area
State Castle Hrubý Rohozec
Hrubý Rohozec Castle was built in the second half of the 13th century and rebuilt several times in the following centuries. It served as the residence of a number of noble families, including the French count family Des Fours Walderode.
Visitors to the castle can choose from three sightseeing routes.
1st circuit – interiors on the first floor of the castle including the chapel of the Holy Trinity, libraries, dining room, green salon, suite of the count and countess, hunting corridor with period toilet and others.
2nd circuit – interiors on the second floor of the castle including the children's playroom and bedroom, rooms of the governess, maid, Countess Augusta Gabriela, Countess Marie Immaculata, Count Karel Bedřich, Count Kun Theodor, vaulted room, blue salon, billiards room and others.
3rd circuit – a tour of the courtyard, the medieval cellar, the ground-floor premises for the count's staff, including the footman, the kitchen, the luggage store and the lord's office.