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In search of the mighty guardians of the Amber Trail

Route: Hukvaldy - Štramberk - Rožnov pod Radhoštěm - Helfštýn - Kroměříž - Buchlov

Length of program: weekend

Since time immemorial the Amber Trail has been guarded by great, impregnable castles like Buchlov, Hukvaldy, or Helfštýn. And if you visit Helfštyn Castle on the last weekend in August, you will have the chance to admire the work of master blacksmiths at their traditional fair Hefaiston.

On our trip you will discover the mighty castles of Buchlov, Hukvaldy, Helfštýn, or picturesque Štramberk with its famous tower the Trúba. At Helfštýn Castle the program is enlivened by the traditional fair of master blacksmiths. You can encounter other crafts along with traditional folk architecture at the Rožnov outdoor museum. Or you can admire the splendor of the palace and gardens of the Archbishops of Olomouc in Kroměříž.

The most interesting places and activities within the program

Archbishop’s Chateau and Chateau Gardens
Archbishop’s Chateau and Chateau Gardens
Castle Buchlov
Castle Buchlov
Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
International Meeting of Ironwrights – HEFAISTON
International Meeting of Ironwrights – HEFAISTON
Detailed itinerary of program

Day 1

  • arrival in Moravia
  • Hukvaldy, birthplace of classical music composer Leoš Janáček, with one of Moravia’s biggest castles
  • Štramberk, a picturesque town with original houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, and castle with 44 m-high tower known as the Trúba
  • dinner in a typical Wallachian restaurant

Day 2

  • Rožnov pod Radhoštěm (visit to the open-air Museum of Wallachia)
  • Castle Helfštýn, one of the most gigantic castles in Central Europe, with six gates, many towers, and massive walls. Once the seat of robber knights, today it is a favorite destination for many visitors. Here you can visit the Hefaiston fair in August, with a unique exhibition of master wrought ironwork.

Day 3

  • tour of Kroměříž (town center with the dominant feature of this historic town is the Renaissance chateau of the Archbishops of Olomouc, with its rare collections of art, its Congress Hall, and the Czar’s Room where Czar of Russia Alexander III met with Emperor of Austria Franz Josef I)
  • Chateau and Flower Garden, which has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the chateau for their historical and artistic importance
  • imposing Buchlov Castle and nearby Chapel of St. Barbora
  • departure of guests
More information about program

Recommended dates: summer

Recommeded size of group: 2-45 persons

Program price: This is an inspiration program. We will be glad to send you the actual price on the basis of a more detailed specification of your requirements for accommodation, size of group, and other services. To let us know exactly what you need please fill in the form in the section Specially designed programs.

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