Trip to Hukvaldy Castle (Hukvaldy)

Type: walking trip, walking trip - suitable with a baby stroller

ROUTE

From the trailhead to the Hukvaldy Castle 

Length  4 km

Elevation  144 m

Ascent  150 m

Descent  150 m

Sign: educational trail markings

moderately challenging

Partially fitted with a baby stroller.

TRAILHEAD

Main parking lot (at the stop Hotel Hukvaldy)

DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE

From the trailhead go to the village center around the Municipal Authority, the Church of St. Maximilian and the so called the Hukvaldy Castle (it is accessible only from park, the castle is reconstructed only from the side of the road) to the stone gate of the castles' deer-park. The information center is a few meters away, located in the parental home of the composer Leoš Janáček.

On the right of the stone gate there is the entrance to the deer-park, along which you continue on the asphalt road. The Castle Hill nature trail will help you with orientation. The asphalt road leads you along a pub to the crossing at The Cunning Little Vixen Memorial (located near the amphitheater). After caressing the fox tail (it brings good luck) go up the hill to the castle. While climbing, notice the rich root system of some of the large beeches. At the top of the hill there is the goal of all your efforts - the castle ruins.

You return back to the settlement below the castle along the forest path, on which you turn from the asphalt road at the crossroad just below the castle. Tourist signs will lead you out of the deer-park in front of the stone gate. The trip can be extended if you turn right (the stone gate should be behind you) onto the side street. You will come to a crossroad along this street after a few meters. On the way there, continue right up to the Tropic exposure. If you continue to the end of the street and turn left and basically go back downtown, you will run into the Leoš Janáček Memorial on the right side, the Exotic exposure is located next to it. From here, go down the street back to the village center and to the place where you park your car (there also are public toilets at the parking lot). In the center there are a variety of offered refreshments. The local cake bakery is worth recommending.

 

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Note: The trail is accessible with a baby stroller, provided that you use the asphalt road on the way back from the castle, which you used to travel up to the castle.

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