If you wish to do any sightseeing directly in Nové Hrady, you will have the opportunity to visit the Old Castle with a deep defence moat, built in 13th Century. On the square you can find the Renaissance town hall with the town´s coat of arms, the residence of the Buquoy family originating from 1634-1635 and the church of St. Peter and Paul founded in 1284, part of which became the Servite Monastery with the Paradise Garden. The Buquoy family crypt is also worth visiting. It was built in the local cemetery in Gothic style at the end of the 19th Century.
The natural valley park nearby Nové Hrady, Tereziino Údolí was founded in the second half of the 18th Century. It is situated in the valley of the Stropnice River and on the adjacent hills. There are many interesting sites, such as Lázničky, the Hamr pension as well as the remains of the Blue House. The dominant structure in the valley is Cuknštejnoriginating from the late 15th Century, which has undergone only minor changes since its construction. However, this building is no longer open to the public. You should not miss the artificial waterfall when visiting the park, which is 17 meters high. This unique structure is supplied with water from a sluiceway from the Stropnice River. There are 14 information boards distributed throughout the 5 km tourist trail the valley.
Tereziino Údolí is not far from the village named after the aforementioned river Horní Stropnice,where you may visit the Romanesque Church of St. Nicholas originating from the 13th Century, the oldest in the entire region. However, it was rebuilt in the Gothic style as a consequence of a destructive fire. From this point the path will take you to the Novohradské Mountains where the first tourist point of interest is the village of Dobrá Voda. There is a picturesque Baroque church with a spring of water with alleged healing powers. The terrace by the church provides a magnificent view of the Nové Hrady foothills and the entire Třebon Basin. A climb to the top of the lookout tower on the nearby-situated Cow Mountain is a challenge for those who love mountains.
If you go the opposite direction, you may visit Jiříkovo Údolí and the Červené Blato natural area. It is a 331 hector area of peat, which served the nearby glass works since 1774. There are many rare and protected plant species, such as bog pine, wild rosemary or round-leaved sundew. The trail is 3 km long and offers a walkway on wooden footbridges.
After about 20 km you will reach the gates of the ancient spa town of Třeboň, which was built on the banks of Svět Lake in the12th Century. It is also called the “Lake Town” due to its location in a region of fishponds. The most important historical monuments in this town include the castle and park originating from the 14th Century, the Augustinian monastery and the church of St. George as well as the Swarzenberg Crypt with a chapel. The square is surrounded by Renaissance and Baroque houses, with an old town hall with a 31 meter high tower. However, the Nové Hrady region offers many more interesting places worth seeing. We would be happy to assist you in selecting trips and are prepared to recommend other places of interest besides the already-mentioned places, including Hojná Voda, the Rožumberk citadel, the ZOO Dvorec, Český Krumlov, Hluboká nad Vltavou, Gmünd and more. In the summer, the region offers pleasant swimming in the Suchdol and Halámky sand pits, while for winter fun there are ski resorts in Karlstift or Harmanschlang.
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