One town, one castle, one chateau and a number of Jewish historical sites, a Wild West town, an aquapark and beautiful Šmelcovna. Where and what is it?
Let’s start with the aristocratic sights. Boskovice is not a large town, but you will have no problem spending the whole day here admiring lavish places of residence. The ruins of a Gothic castle in the forest on a hill represent the oldest one. Be sure to head up there if you like romantic ruins. These are very well-preserved, you can see a roof every now and then. This historic site has not been left unmanaged, for the Mensdorff-Pouilly family is proceeding with its renovation and you can walk through a major part of the castle.
The Mensdorff-Pouilly family also cares for the beautiful Empire Chateau, which is lively not just inside, but also on its grounds which offer an interesting program, such as duelling swordsmen. The former residence of the counts from the Dietrichstein family houses the Museum of the Boskovice Region, where you can try to make ceramics as they did in ancient times or to write in the same way as scriveners did in the Middle Ages.
The local Jewish Quarter is one of the most well-preserved and, without exaggeration, the most interesting in the Czech Republic. Of the original three synagogues, you can only visit the Synagogue Maior today, which is beautifully painted with frescoes. Go and meditate at the third largest Jewish Cemetery in the Czech Republic or visit the mikveh ritual bath. You can try meals inspired by Jewish cuisine in the Makkabi Restaurant just a stone’s throw from the synagogue.
It is not all about historical sights. We also recommend the Wild West Town, where you can enjoy the old West to the max. What better place to stylishly savour cold lemonade or whisky than in a saloon? Performances take place here throughout the whole day, and the venue offers a bunch of other activities.
You can cool off in the Boskovice Aquapark or at the Červená Zahrada (Red Garden) outdoor swimming pool. Nature can be admired during a two-kilometre walk through the beautiful Šmelcovna Arboretum, where kids can find a zoo corner with pygmy domestic animals, you can buy some greenery for your home and of course enjoy some refreshments.
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Discover the magic corners of the Jewish Town in Boskovice, which features old tombstones, a synagogue, a mikveh, and more.
What exactly is a “mikveh”, how is it performed and who can enter it? You can find out in one of the oldest houses in the Jewish quarter in Boskovice.
An elegant, exotic chateau in the Empire style. Really! First it was a monastery, then a factory and a chateau after that.
The ruins of a castle does not necessarily mean that the place is in ruins! This is definitely true of the castle ruins in Boskovice.
Do you sometimes watch westerns? Do your kids like playing Indians? The atmosphere of this Wild West town will captivate even people who are not fond of the Wild West.
Rococo and Classicism in full parade and a collection of camellias on top of that, this is the Rájec nad Svitavou chateau.
Would you like to own a chateau? Would you be able to renovate it? In this case, the private owner did a very good job.
Where can you experience a parade of karst hits in one place? Right here! The longest cave system in the Czech Republic offers a choice of three routes. Which one will you choose?
The Baroque style is pleasing to the eye and the Baroque chateau in Velké Opatovice is clear proof of this.
Hey, Siri, how can I get to Velké Opatovice? By tapping your mobile phone two times, you can load the route, the destination and the map, which you can zoom out to the stratosphere and even further.
Surrounded by forests and a gateway to the mysterious caves of the Moravian Karst, this town formerly dedicated to ironworking enchants visitors with its tranquillity and the beautiful landscape around it.
This charming aristocratic residence with a rich history lives its cultural life to the max even today. Come and join a tour in costumes or visit a wedding fair.