If you are interested in forestry, hunting, fishing, and architecture, you should not miss out on the Ohrada Castle. Thanks to the proximity to the Zoo, you can easily combine these two activities and enjoy the whole day exploring our region.
The Ohrada Castle was built in 1708–1713 in the baroque style based on the design of the architect P. I. Bayer for the owner of the manor, prince A.F. Schwarzenberg, as a hunting castle. It was used for organizing hunts and extravagant hunting celebrations. Nowadays, it is a branch of the National Museum of Agriculture, which has other branches in Prague, Čáslav, Kačina and Valtice. The hunting museum at Ohrada was established in 1842 and is one of the oldest museums in the Czech Republic. There are large collections of hunting trophies and mounts. The museum also organizes exhibitions (for example photographs of deer or dogs) and accompanying events such as hunting celebrations, exhibitions, events, and festivals. The museum has a shared ticket with the neighboring South Bohemia Zoological Gardens of Hluboká nad Vltavou that have over 300 species of animals.
How to get there?
Several bus lines run from the bus station in České Budějovice. We recommend using only local bus lines (not coaches, e.g. going to Prague), because the shortest way is from one stop before Hluboká nad Vltavou, where coaches do not stop at all. The second possibility is to use line No. 4, but its driving time is longer. If you belong to the lovers of rail transport, we recommend a train journey along the line 190 towards Strakonice. Hluboká nad Vltavou is the second stop, but beware: only selected trains have a stop here, so it is necessary to check whether you can use a particular train for your trip.
U Bezdreva 17, Hluboká nad Vltavou
GPS: 49.0416444N, 14.4222056E