Ideas for trips in the Písek area

Zvíkov - Orlík

-visit the Schwarzenberg castle Orlík and its park
-crossing on boat to Zvíkov castle, possibility to have lunch at the Zvíkov Hotel in the village Zvíkovské Podhradí or you can have a picnic and eat outside in the nature
-visit of the early gothic castle Zvíkov and the confluence of the Otava and Vltava Rivers.

Trip to the Orlík dam

-this is a half day trip that includes a boat cruise with a guide (from the Orlík castle to the dam and back), refreshment (food, drinks), 4 km hike through a hilly terrain and a tour through the power plant
-fees 390 CZK/adult, 290 CKZ/child
-fixed dates of trips for individuals (July, August), for groups the trips have to be booked individually

Medieval water mill Hoslovice

-this extant medieval mill became a national cultural sight in 2008
-there are 3 tour circles available to see
-you will learn about miller’s trade and milling and the way it used to work at a mill in the past
-the mill is located in the Bohemian Podlesí area about 40 km away from Písek

Ideas for family trips

Experience park Zeměráj

The experience park Zeměráj is located in Kovářov close to Orlík dam and there are more than a 100 games, brain teasers and adventurous tasks available at the area of 9 hectars. You can take part in the interactive programs in the realistically displayed surroundings of a village from the early medieval period, try the natural trail barefoot with a lot of fun and educational things and try your imagination on the game exhibition premises. There is, of course, also refreshment for you, resting zones and covered areas in case of bad weather.
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Fairytale blacksmith's shop

If you want to feel like in a fairytale, visit the historic blacksmith’s shop in Selibov. Not far from the Tálínský pond you can see devils, water goblins (hastrman), fairies and elfs, go through the Fairytale trail, visit the Fairytale shop, the Creative work shop or Refreshment at the Devil’s mill.
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Crocodile ZOO Protivín

The Crocodile ZOO Protivín offers the largest European collection of 22 kinds of crocodiles. They are the only ZOO in Europe that keeps an albino alligator, the largest group of gavials living outside of their country of origin. A part of the ZOO is also a Zoological museum Protivín and exhibition of baby crocodiles. 
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