Nové Hrady to Jindřichův Hradec via Třeboň

Kojákovice (21 km), a village on the Rozmberk Greenway between Nové Hrady and Třeboň, is home to a unique museum, located in a historic schoolhouse, the Museum of Peasant Culture. Kojákovice still maintains the original linear layout of its founding era in the 14th century. This museum contains a permanent exhibition on emigration from this region, and the village has maintained a relationship with the families of emigrants abroad, many of whom settled around the village’s sister city, Oxford Junction, Iowa. Project Emile documents emigration from this region with letters and other documents online.

The network of fishponds that fills the basin around Třeboň is a candidate for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List of cultural sites. It is supplied by a 45 km long canal (The Golden Canal) which you pass as you enter the city from either the north or south.

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Nové Hrady to Jindřichův Hradec 63 km map/gpx cue sheet
Jindřichův Hradec to Nové Hrady 63 km map/gpx cue sheet

Třeboň is located on the bank of Lake Svět, in the heart of the Třeboňsko Protected Landscape Area, which has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The town square is dominated by the Old Town Hall, with its 31-meter tall observation tower. This square is encircled by burghers’ houses, featuring Renaissance and Baroque gables and a vaulted arcade. Třeboň’s other historical monuments include a chateau with a park, an Augustinian monastery with St Giles’ Church, and the Schwarzenberg Vault, with a chapel where chamber music performances are held in the summer.Svět Pond (World Pond) is an artificial lake, used for fish farming and water recreation, constructed by the Rozmberk family’s regent in 1571. Rozmberk Instructional Trail, a 22 km marked interpretive cycling trail, begins at the dam on Svět Pond, just south of the old city center. Cesta Kolen Světa, a 12 km hiking and cycling trail circles the pond itself. The Schwarzenberg Vault is a 19th century Neo-Gothic structure, built as a mausoleum for the Scwarzenberg family, located in its own park south of Svět Pond.

Cervene Blato (The Red Bog)Červené Blato (Red Marshland) Nature Reserve is located in the south-western part of the Třeboňsko Protected Landscape Area. It was established in 1953 to protect the peat-bog, an Ice Age relict that preserves an unusual plant and insect community.

Photo credits

  1. Třeboň. © Pierre Richer, 2007.
  2. Cervene Blato. © Stefan Simis, 2007.
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