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Koliba "U splavu" Hovezi

... Accommodation in Walachian Style

Trip Tips

There are many activities you can do in your free time, for example hiking, borrow the mountain bikes and get to know the cyclist "trunk road" Vsetín -Velké Karlovice, take a trip to the Walachian mountains or you can swim in the river located next to our pension or in the natural water reservoir called "Balaton", which is located in Karolínka. We recommend that you visit the riding ranch. In winter you can ski in the in the ski centers located nearby. There is also a modern gym, sports centre and tennis hall close to our pension.

Rožnov pod Radhoštěm

The Region Walachia is rich in history and has a lot of cultural monuments. The Walachian Museum in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm houses a rare example of folk architecture from our country’s history. This cultural monument, which has an attendance comparable with the attendance of Prague Castle, shows the traditional crafts and the ways of farming and domestic chores as a “live museum”.

Velké Karlovice

Here you can find an historical timber church, museum dedicated to life in Walachia and gallery of the Walachian artists. Velké Karlovice is also a winter sport centre. Hotel Sukanická is an observation tower with a view to the Moravian-Slovak border with a beautiful panorama of Walachia.

Karolínka

  • Glassworks Charlotta – possibility to buy the glass products
  • Atelier of an academic painter Ilja Hartingr

Vsetín

  • Castle
  • Roman Catholic church of the Ascension of Mary
  • Maštaliska – the so called the former Lords House (from 1710)
  • Baroque stone statue of Mary’s Immaculate conception in the upper Square
  • Evangelical church of the Lower congregation
  • Evangelical church of the Upper congregation
  • Stone crucifix from 1775 in the Lower square

Castle Vsetín

The dominating castle is the oldest historical building of Vsetín. This renaissance castle with a courtyard and the fringe arcades was built at the beginning of the 17th century (the first historical record is from 1610). I t was built by the manor’s owner of that time, Lukrécia Nekšová from Landek and her second husband Albrecht von Wallenstein (Valdštejn). The Castle stands on the foundations of the medieval fortress from the 15th century and is situated on the hill on the right side of the river Bečva. The castle burnt down in 1708. The following owner – the Hungarian nobility from the family Illésházy – rebuilt the whole building many times during the 18th century. The classic form of the castle that we can see today is dated from 1833-34 by the last aristocratic owner Josef von Wechtler. In this time was created a castle park with valuable wood. In 1915 fire destroyed the whole roof and the tower. The owner of the castle at that time - the Thonetos – then renovated it back into its original form in 1924. In 1938 the last private owner Marie Baťová with her son Tomáš purchased the castle. In February 1949 the castle fell under national administration. During the fifties the interior of the castle was greatly damaged as a consequence of the thoughtless placing of different institutions there. This is why very expensive renovations in the building had to be done in 1963-74. The castle was open for the public on 9.May.1975 and nowadays it is an important cultural center in the town Vsetín and its region.

The Museum Vsetín was founded on 14 February1924 as "Vsacké okresní museum na Vsetíně". Its origins are linked to the public activists, headed by doctor František Sova. The basic of collections for the new museum were the historical and ethnographic collections of Mr. František Sova and Mrs. Bibiana Sovová. These collections were opened to the public in 1925. The museum’s exhibitions were placed in the different buildings. In 1964, Vsetín Castle became seat of the museum.

Observatory

The Observatory is located in the northern part of Vsetín, only a few meters away from the Castle.

Sport Lovers

Sport Lovers can visit an outside and inside swimming-pool, which is located not far from our accommodation, golf course, tennis courts, riding ranch in Rožnov, winter stadium in Vsetín, lots of ski lifts in the ski centers Pustevny, Soláň, Velké Karlovice and beautiful trails for cross/country skiers.

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