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List of all points of interest in the neighbourhood of the Camping Bucek campsite

Many historical monuments, natural beauties and other places which are certainly worth visiting can be found in the neighbourhood of Camping Bucek. Here you will find the list of them sorted by category. In addition to the description and many photographs, you will also find the distance from our camping, including the planner of the most suitable route, for individual places.

We shall be very pleased to give you more specific information on possible trips at our camping reception desk and advise you on how and on what days or in what hours it is the best to visit the given points of interest and also how to combine your trips suitably.

Amerika (America)

The Big America Quarry (Velká Amerika) is a limestone quarry in the territory of the municipality of Mořina in the Beroun District. The size of the quarry is about 750 × 150 meters. The depth of the quarry is usually indicated to be within the range of 67 to 80. The bottom is at an elevation of 322 m. The quarry is no more used for mining; however, it has become a much-frequented destination for tourist trips. You can park in the small car park at the Big America Quarry. Yellow marked footpath no. 6161 leads along the north quarry edge; it leads from Mořina to the east quarry end and continues from the west end to the Mexico Quarry (Mexiko) and then along the quarries of the west system in the direction of Karlštejn. You can go round the whole quarry taking an easy way with many beautiful views. Walking slowly, you are able to make a circuit of the quarry in an hour; lovers of photography must expect to spend much more time there, for this is one of the most photogenic natural attractions in the Czech Republic.


Caves in Koněprusy

Castle Karlštejn

Golf Karlštejn

Castle Křivoklát (15 km)

Castle Lány (9 km)

Czech Railways Museum in Lužná u Rakovníka (5 km)

Since 1999, the Czech Railways Museum in Lužná u Rakovníka has been occupied with the maintenance and operation of historical rail vehicles which now, after many years of service, bring joy to railway enthusiasts and everyone interested in the history of transport. The museum is located near the railway station Lužná u Rakovníka in a beautiful natural setting at the edge of Křivoklát forests. The collections here comprise steam locomotives of various series and periods, historic diesel locomotives, railcars and examples of technical railway equipment. Also, regular nostalgia train journeys take place here, thanks to which you can not only see the history of railway transport, but also experience it yourself. Come join us in Lužná and enjoy a pleasant day with a touch of past times, both from long ago and more recently.

Czech Railways Museum in  Zlonice (20 km)

The collection fund currently includes roughly 200 exhibits and sets, including 7 locomotives and 25 wagons of a standard gauge and since 2004 also an operating portable narrow-gauge railway of a gauge of 650 mm with two Diesel locomotives and 10 wagons. It also includes a non-operating steam locomotive. The smallest surviving standard gauge steam locomotive in the Czech Republic manufactured by the company Orenstein & Koppel in 1913 and the Siemens & Halske electromechanical interlocking apparatus made in 1902 rank among the most interesting exhibits. With its specialization in transport in sugar factories, the Zlonice Museum offers a unique set which ranks it among leading collections attracting numbers of visitors not only from the Czech Republic, but also from the whole Europe.


Krušovice (4 km) The Royal Brewery of Krušovice (Královský pivovar Krušovice) is situated near the road nearly midway between Prague and Karlovy Vary. Thanks to the growing renown of royal beer, it is an attractive tourist destination to visitors to the Rakovník and Křivoklát regions. The history of the Royal Brewery of Krušovice dates back to the 16th century. The Royal Brewery not only brews beer, but also delivers it within the Czech Republic and abroad. Visitors can learn of beer production, the brewery history and other attractions within seeing. It is necessary to book in advance because there is a great interest in excursions.

Mines in Kladno (17 km) The mining open-air museum is situated about 30 km to the west of the capital city of Prague. On 23 July 1874 Prague company began to sink a pit on Homolka Hill near Vinařice. The coal seam of a thickness of 9 m was exposed at a depth of 515.2 m on 28 September 1878. The mine was ceremonially named after the then chairman of the Board of Directors JUDr. Kajetán Majer – Mayrau. The open-air museum offers its visitors seeing technical monuments specialized in the documentation and presentation of mining activities in the Kladno and Slaný regions. A MODEL OF THE LAST WORKING DAY - a visitor will take an intensive feeling of walking the mine which was left by the shift half an hour ago. GHOSTLY UNDERGROUND FOR CHILDREN - 130 meters of entries which are full of ghosts, bogies and bugaboos, showing round the listed Mayrau mine with commentary and a video program, a collection of 3 winding engines in the original engine rooms – a winding engine in Art Nouveau style of 1905 made by the company Ringhoffer Prague and a Robert winding engine of 1932, and the like.

Solvay mines Open – air museum is situated near Beroun. Parking is free, i.e. where you find a place in the municipality of Bubovice. Go on foot the forest unpaved way from there. On coming in the place pass through the unguarded gate and you are in the quarry area. You can see immediately the narrow-gauge railway, the open-air exhibition of sample stones from this quarry,
the building belonging to the trackage. To get to the quarry centre – the open-air museum, continue on foot approx. 300 meters along the railway on which a sightseeing train ride than leads. The open-air museum plan consists of: a)  The museum itself – the building with the former offices and stores. It creates the permanent exhibition History of Limestone Mining and Transport in the Czech Karst. A collection which relates to mining, both surface and underground, is presented there. In addition to small exhibits such as lamps or picks also examples of cableway cars and accessories and part of quarry narrow-gauge railway wagons are also situated in the covered areas. b) The main attraction – the field quarry railway with a gauge of 600 mm, representing a visual example of raw material transport in tipping wagons towed by a Diesel locomotive. c) The Adit d) The hoisting winch – a functional device (using compressed air) for the transport of wagons between individual quarry levels. You will be showed round the whole exhibition by a guide, which takes about 1 h.

Plzeň brewery What excitements await you during your tour of Pilsner Urquell:

• You will learn about the history and secrets behind making the legendary brewery Pilsner Urquell lager

• You can see the actual spot in the brewery where Pilsner Urquell beer has been brewed since 1842

• We shall guide you through our modern bottling plant, with its capacity of 120,000 bottles per hour; a unique exposition on the ingredients we use; and the historic and modern Pilsner Urquell brew house

• The tour of the Pilsner Urquell brewery would not be complete without a visit to the historic brewery cellars, where you can taste unfiltered and unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell on tap straight from oak lager barrels (for those over 18 years old)

Dinopark and ZOO Plzeň


Glassmaker Nenačovice A small family glass works in Nenačovice. You can take delight in looking into the brand-new heated furnace, in the fantastic skill of the glassmakers and in looking at fragile products here. The local art craftsmen will conjure up coloured flowers, little birds, vases, paperweights or any other of almost 200 types of local products before you within several seconds. Then you will find them all displayed in the reconstructed and sufficiently large sample room and shop. Having a look, taking photographs and making a film are not only allowed, but also absolutely free of charge!! And in cold weather you can heat free of charge so much that sweat will appear on your forehead because of the furnace heat.

Castles Žebrák, Točník The castle ruins on Castle Mountain (Zámecká hora), (settled as early as the Hallstatt period), situated at the upper end of the rocky rib at the lower end of which Žebrák Castle stands. The castles are situated above the municipality of Točník, near the town of Žebrák. The most majestic set of castles in the Czech Republic, in the best condition till this day, was created by building Točník Castle in such close proximity to the lower Žebrák Castle.

Lidice This village, the name of which became a symbol of Fascist despotism in World War II, lies 20 km west of Prague and eight km from Kladno. Lidice is first mentioned in chronicles of the Zbraslav abbot, Petr Zitavsky, as being "held" by a rich Prague citizen, Pavlík, around the year l300. The oldest public building was St. Martin's church (1352). It was destroyed in the Hussite wars, but Utraquist priests were preaching here as late as in the 16th century. It was again destroyed during the Thirty years' War, and Grand Duchess Marie Anna of Tuscany had a new, Baroque church built which was restyled several times in the following years. The museum building is located in the neighbourhood of the eastern wing of the colonnade, approximately 100 metres from the main road Prague - Kladno. In its close neighbourhood there spreads the reverent area and the Rose Garden. The Lidice Gallery is placed in the middle of the new Lidice, in the distance of approximately 500 metres from the museum. The museum was built in 1962 according to a project of an architect František Marek. The multi-medial exposition of The Lidice Memorial will offer a very emotive entrance to the history that any village within the protectorate Bohemia and Moravia could have suffered. The pictures of the old times, that became alive on the walls of the labyrinth of past, come out from the latest historical findings. They bring the World War II and single human destinies closer.

Rakovník (10 km) Royal City of Townsville is located 56 km west of Prague. Original market settlement, first mentioned as early as 1257, belonged to the estate Křivoklátsko. King Wenceslas II. in 1286 promoted it to city, the royal city was made by ​​Emperor Rudolf II. in July 27, 1588. Townsville is the administrative, industrial, commercial and cultural centre of the district with a number of historical sites. This is the Prague University and Gateway Church Bartholomew, Husovo square, Rabas gallery and District Museum and more.

High ropes centre Orech A ropes centre Orech with 18 high hurdles, a giant swing, low hurdles, and three artificial walls 10 m high.

Ropes centre in Kladno With its location in the recreational and sports complex of the town stadium of Sletiště, the ropes park extends the range of sports and leisure time activities not only for individuals, but also for whole families and groups. The rope hurdles are suspended from trees at a height of 4-10 m above ground. Emphasis is laid on the careful creation of the hurdles so that the stems of individual trees are not damaged. Individual programs in the ropes park Sambar are created in such a way that they meet needs of various target groups of visitors.

Fairs ALL FARMING AND CONSUMABLE GOODS AND EXHIBITS ARE CONCERNED. Well about 1,000 various sellers are there. Ředhošť Fairs are therefore an ideal place where you can buy everything. At the fairs you can look forward to the sale of seasonal fruit and vegetables, diary and meat products, delicious pastries and hand-made products, consumable goods, animals… The range will vary in dependence of the season of the year and the current offer of specific sellers. Hours of business: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Slaný (17 km) In the early 14th century, King Wenceslas II granted royal town privileges to Slaný. Earlier on there was a market settlement overlooked by the Church of St Gothard. The town derived its name from the salt spring which has its source below Slánská hora. While in the reign of Charles IV. city Slaný obtained a host of privileges, the Renaissance period has contributed several stately residences to the town, including the Modletický Mansion and Ungelt. Deprived of its royal town status under the Habsburg monarchs, Slaný became a tributary town. The construction of the Piarist College (one of the first secondary schools to be established in the Czech Lands, now home to the Museum of National History and Geography) marked the beginning of the Baroque reconstruction of the town.

Aquapark Kladno

Zoopark Zájezd Animals (for example caracals, monkeys and half-apes, chameleons, kangaroos, etc.) have been bred in the municipality of Zájezd since 1998. In 2006 we established the beneficiary association Zoopark Zájezd. There you will see sunning groups of three kinds of lemurs, kangaroos, and long-tailed monkeys or the camel Ája, for example. The aviaries and runs are built mainly from natural materials and the effort was aimed at using to the maximum extent what was offered by the original areas of the local land so that the nature of the local landscape was not affected. Picnic blankets, coloured pencils, paper and toys are available (not only) to children in the zoo complex. The aim is to offer not only the “zoo” as you know it, but also an ideal place for relaxation where you can return even several times a week, if you like.

Kounovské stone rows (12 km) The Kounov stone rows complex is situated on Rovina Hill approximately 2 kilometres to the north of the municipality of Kounov. The rows complex is free for access all year round. The starting point of seeing the rows is the car park in front of the Three Lindens House (dům U Tří lip) at Kounov. The yellow marked footpath leads from the car park to the rows. You can leave the yellow marked footpath at St. Adalbert’s Chapel of Pilgrimage and follow a shorter way to the rows, marked with local marking. You can visit the permanent exhibition in the Three Lindens House at Kounov, devoted to the Kounov stone rows, where you can also buy a simple guide to the Kounov rows. To get to the Kounov stone rows, you can also follow the Educative Path of Kounov Stone Rows which starts at the Mutějovice station. In addition to the Kounov stone rows complex, you will also find a Celtic hillfort of the 5th century BC on the Rovina Hill.

Skryjská Lakes Skryje Lakes (Skryjská jezírka) are two little lakes in the District of Rokycany in the Plzeň Region in the Czech Republic. They are situated at an elevation of 270 m. They are only several meters distant from each other and each of them has a length of approximately 30 m, a width of 10 m and an area of approx. 150 m². The Zbiroh Stream (Zbirožský potok), which is a tributary of the Berounka, runs through the little lakes. The upper little lake is situated just below the Skryje Waterfall (Skryjský vodopád) and is partially rock-bound and access to it is partially open. The lower one is situated among the trees several meters below. The little lakes, the waterfall, the stream and the neighbourhood are protected within the Nature Reserve Jezírka (Přírodní rezervace Jezírka) which is a protected area of an area of 59.5 ha within the Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area (CHKO Křivoklátsko).

SVATY JAN POD SKALOU (Saint John under the Cliff) with its abundance of natural scenery and historical landmarks, is one of the most picturesque villages in the Cesky Kras (Czech Karst caves) natural protected area. The history of the village dates back to the end of the 9th century when, according to legend, the first Czech Christian hermit, Ivan, settled down in a cave under a large cliff.

THE SAINT IVAN LEGEND The hermit Ivan, worshipped as a saint, lived in local travertine caves, which have been preserved up to the present day. Ivan was the son of the Charvatian duke Gostimysl. Legend has it that he turned away from secular life and retreated to this silent landscape where he lived for 42 years. He liked the local valley so much that he decided to live there. God sent him a doe to feed him with milk. The hermit was tempted by demons and decided to leave the area. On the day of his departure, however, St. John the Baptist appeared on the hillock under the St. John Cliff and gave him a wooden crosslet, which helped Ivan expel the demons. The legend further narrates about the hermit’s meeting with the first Czech Christian duke and leader Borivoj during his hunt for bears in the local deep forest. The duke accidentally wounded Ivan’s doe. The injured doe brought Borivoj to the hermit’s cave where she later died. The duke was sorry for killing Ivan’s provider and invited the hermit to Tetin, his nearby castle, where he offered him a place to live. Ivan, however, refused the generous offer and returned back to his cave. Before his death, he sent the duke tidings from St. John the Baptist: ‘It was you whom God ordered through St. John the Baptist to consecrate this place after my death as a church in honor of the Virgin Mary and the St. Cross, and to designate St. John the Baptist as its patron saint.’ According to the legend, after Ivan’s death, Borivoj built a chapel which in the 11th century fell under the administration of the Benedictine monastery (the Ostrov Monastery, located on an island in Vltava River, south of Prague).

Beroun The royal town of Beroun is located about 30 km southwest of Prague, at the junction of our trading capital of the western parts of the country and Germany. The old trade route replaced highway D5 and the railway linking the city with Prague, Pilsen and Rakovník. The town lies at the confluence of the Berounka Litavka and entices you to visit not only for its historical monuments and rich cultural and sporting offer, but also its beautiful surroundings. It is starting in two protected areas - the Bohemian Karst and Křivoklátsko.

Hamous farm Zbečno (15 km)

Everybody who visits Hamous’ Homestead (Hamousův statek) sometime is certainly surprised at the location and size of the building. It is situated right opposite St. Martin Church in the village with its history dating back to the times of the first Premyslides (Přemyslovci). In the fiftieths many homesteads with vaulted entrance gateways to the yard, countless little cottages of various craftsmen or small farmers were still in existence in the village. Unfortunately, the village has changed so much during years that the only things in the village which remember the national architecture era are only the church with the rectory and the already mentioned Hamous’ Homestead.


Terezín


Hořovice

Tetín Tetín historically belongs to the oldest villages in the Czech Republic. The place was settled as early as the Palaeolithic Period and the Hillfort Period.  The beginnings of Tetín are connected with Teta, Krok’s daughter, in legends, but archaeological research dates back to the middle of the 10th century. At the beginning of the 10th century there was a princess’ wooden farmstead, which was the widow’s seat of the Princess St. Ludmila, who was murdered there in 921. In the 11th and 12th centuries there was the seat of Tetín District which administrated the entire Podbrdsko (the area at the foot of the Brdy Mountains). Tetín is mentioned on the foundation charter of Vyšehrad Chapter. In 1288 the royal master of the hounds had his seat there. Towards the end of the 13th century the castle was rebuilt to become a seat of Premyslide bastards. In 1321 the castle was held by Stephen of Tetín, who sold Tetín to the emperor Charles IV. He then connected the Tetín dominions to Karlštejn.

Týřov Týřov Castle was probably built soon after the royal Křivoklát Castle, in possession of which it also was. The first written report is of 1249. The castle built after the fashion of French forts on a high headland above the Mže River (Berounka River) was a unique fortress not only in Bohemia, but also in Central Europe. Unlike the other then castles, it was capable of active defence by cross bombarding the enemy in the foreground from above from nine round towers. It was protected by the steep slopes and the system of deep moats against an unexpected assault. In addition to the towers, the castle also had two prismatic bastions. They entered the castle over the drawbridge and through the gate on the eastern side. Put in pawn, it was falling into disrepair from the Hussite Wars and towards the end of the 15th century it was unfit for habitation. The ruin with a fascinating view of the Berounka valley is accessible taking the marked path from Skryje.

Praga The Praga car museum was established in 1957. The main aim of establishing the museum was to map the history of our largest car factory and, in fact, in doing so also the history of the Czech automotive industry which belonged to the European top in its times. The museum is mentioned on all lists of world museums and is rated by the Cultural Committee of UNESCO as the third world’s largest brand collection which exceeds the framework of the Czech Republic due to its extent and is a picture of our famous history which has been successfully preserved for next generations in this way and of which the Czech Republic can rightly be proud.

Okoř (29 km)

Hazmurk If we regard Milešovka to be the queen of the Central Bohemian Uplands (České středohoří), the king can only be Hazmburk. The towers of this ruin belong to dominants of the downstream countryside round the Ohře River which are not easy to overlook and you can see them from a distance of up to several dozens of kilometres. They rise on the top of the sheer basalt massif and remind of the past fame of the impregnable Gothic castle. According to archaeological findings, the hill reaching a height of 418 m was settled by stroked pottery people as early as the 5th millennium BC. The creation of the castle is wrapped in mystery.

Castle Červený Újezd The private building has been named after the municipality in which it is situated, i.e. the Castle of Červený Újezd, and was created in the years of 2001-2002. The intention was to build in our style a historicizing complex based on traditional craft-based procedures and meeting demands of the present times. You will see the originals and copies of typical tools, instruments and equipment of the Czech countryside of the last century and the century before last, supplemented with rural painted furniture, traditional craft workshops, a knight’s hall, a tavern with Old Bohemian food and beverages as well as castle antiques in the museum. The new interiors were created by local craftsmen. So if you just like we like dreaming and like history, good food and drink, arrive to convince yourselves of how our intention succeeded. The complex of the country buildings or the open-air museum, if you wish, is situated in the gardens and is, just like the castle museum, an example of the country life of the past times. You can take a close look at the windmill, bell-tower, granary, small wine cellar, chalet, charcoal pile, or old wood cutter there. Most buildings have accessible interiors with an example of furnishing, tools and equipment typical of them.

ZOO Praha

Botanic garden Praha

Dinopark Praha


Praha (Prague)


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