Hrazany Celtic oppidum

The site is one of several in the central Povltaví region provably inhabited by Celts as early as 120 BC. You can see there remains of a massive Celtic settlement (oppidum), which was located on a headland between Vltava and the Mastník creek with an area of about 30 hectares. The site is rather large and if you want to recognize the remains in the landscape, you need to have a lively imagination. Luckily, there are several very well executed information panels. Before the Slapy dam was filled, there was a rather large, oblong island in the turn of the river under Hrazany. This island, very popular with water sports enthusiasts, tramps and scouts in the 1920s and 1930s, was known to the public as "Sejcký ostrov" (Sejcký island). I recommend combining the walk with a trip to the remains of the Ostromeč castle and the abbot's Zavoral viewpoint.

Route and transport to the site

Walking:

This site is not suitable for a hike from Slapy, due to its remoteness. The combination of car ride and a walk is ideal.

Cycling (approx. 25 km):

Golf Slapy - Buš - Čím - Chotilsko - Prostřední Lhota - Mokrsko - Čelina - Cholín - Nalžovice - Nová Ves - Žďár - Hrazany. This trip is very pleasant. Due to the length of the route and the elevation, the trip is suitable for experienced cyclists.

By car (approx. 25 km):

Golf Slapy - Buš - Čím - Chotilsko - Prostřední Lhota - Mokrsko - Čelina - Cholín - Nalžovice - Nová Ves - Žďár - Hrazany. You need to leave your car in Hrazany and walk the blue-marked hiking trail to the Hradnice crossroads (about 2 kilometres). There are several information panels along the road, providing information on the history of the site. The walk is suitable for everyone.

GPS coordinates

www.mapy.cz - 49°43'46.054"N, 14°23'48.907"E

Map

Map No. 38 / C5, KČT (Czech Tourist Club) series

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Info: www.muzeum-pribram.cz/dalsi/vsarcheo/lokality/hrazany/hrazany.html