Jablonná nad Vltavou Chateau

Jablonná was first mentioned in a written document in 1318.In the Middle Ages, knight's seat used to be here and, in the course of time, a small settlement emerged around it. In 1729, Jablonná was bought by Count Kinský, who built a chateau with a park and large outbuildings at the site. In the period to follow, the estate quickly changed its owners. From 1836 to 1843, the estate was held by Jan and Filip Bachneiblys, businessmen from Prague, who created a dextrin manufacture in the outbuildings. In 1928, the estate was bought by Mr Rudolf Vodička, the director of the Agricultural Bank of Czechoslovakia in Prague. During the Second World War, the estate was confiscated by the Germans and one of the "SS hofs" was established there. After 1948, the estate was seized by the state and served as a retirement home and the Dr Karel Farský home (a rest home of the Czechoslovak Church). Both the chateau and the adjacent park and outbuildings deteriorated gradually. It was only in 2005 that the chateau was bought by a private company that fully renovated the estate. In the autumn of 2009, the chateau was opened to the public and serves now as a showroom of a company selling replicas of antique furniture and historical interior accessories. Visitors can take a tour of the chateau, the park is freely accessible.

Route and transport to the site

Walking:

As the crow flies, Jablonná is only 4 km far from Slapy, but a hike from the former to the latter is much longer, as you need to get across the lake. If there is no one to take you to the other side on their boat, you will have to take the Slapy reservoir bridge deck, which makes the route 9 kilometres longer. Moreover, a large part of the route follows busy asphalt roads. Therefore, the hike from Slapy to Jablonná is not very pleasant.

Cycling (approx. 15 km):

Golf Slapy - Slapy - Slapy reservoir - Nová Rabyně - Stromeč - Blaženice - Jablonná nad Vltavou. This trip, following asphalt roads and marked field paths, is very pleasant. Take the asphalt road to the village of Blaženice. From there, follow the yellow/green-marked hiking trail direction Jablonná. The trail will take you through balks and meadows to Jablonná chateau. The trip is very pleasant and not very demanding.

By car (approx. 17 km):

Golf Slapy - Slapy - Slapy reservoir - Nová Rabyně - Stromeč - Blaženice - Jablonná nad Vltavou. You can park your car on the Jablonná village square only a few dozens of meters far from the chateau.

GPS coordinates

www.mapy.cz - 49°46'49.421"N, 14°26'56.952"E

Map

Map No. 38 / B6, KČT (Czech Tourist Club) series

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Info: www.zamekjablonna.cz