Distance from Příbram: 10 km | GPS: 49.7545408N, 14.0683283E
Čechova stodola is a year-round educational trail focused on old legends and traditions located in Buková u Příbrami (north-west from Příbram) with four thematic exhibitions that can be seen during the year. The longest topic on display is Staré pověsti české (Old Czech Legends). Vánoční stodola (Christmas Barn) exhibition takes place during Advent and Christmas. You can visit Masopustní stodola (Carnival Barn) in January and February and later during Easter Velikonoční stodola (Eastern Barn) with its traditions.
Old Czech Legends (May - October)
The exhibition of Staré pověsti české (Old Czech Legends) is led by fabulous princess Libuše and Forefather Čech in an educational, yet entertaining way. The exhibition is depicted in large paintings and life-sized figures. Guides talk about each legend and ask questions. Who first gives the best answer, gets a reward. Visitors can try roles of the aristocracy and can dig metals. Diggers can keep the excavated treasure or exchange it.
In the second half of September and in October we combine Staré pověsti české (Old Czech Legends) with Dýňování (Pumpkin Festivity). Children can test their courage on the Trail of courage with ghosts and spiders. They have to perform some tasks, overcome their fear and safe fairy tale creatures.
Eastern Barn and Spring traditions (March - April)
Eastern Barn and Spring traditions exhibition with a guide will introduce you different spring traditions such as Eastern traditions, burning witches or maypole building in a playful way.
Christmas Barn (November - December)
Angel will lead you through Christmas exposition full of paintings and life-sized figures, devils will welcome you in hell, and you will walk to Heaven through Heaven's Gate. The guided tour is connected to St. Nicolas gifts Day and leads through Old Czech Christmas and Christmas Nativity scene and ends with talking about Christmas customs and traditions.
Carnival Barn (January - February)
The exhibition focuses on Carnival traditions, Carnival parades and tradition of pig slaughter at home. The exhibition is led by butcher Krkovička.
More information on the website: http://www.cechovastodola.cz
262 23 Buková u Příbramě 129
Telephone: +420 724 236 884
- July – August daily – 10.00 – 17.00
- September – June pondělí - pátek – 10.00 – 16.00
- single 80 CZK/ person (more 20 CZK for workshop participation)
- children up to 2 years FOR FREE
- groups 100 CZK, guided tours 120 CZK
Information Center of Municipality in Příbram
Zámeček - Ernestinum, Tyršova 106, Příbram
telefon: (+420) 318 402 381
toll-free: 800 555 600
Information center open daily:
June - September 10 am – 5 pm
October - May 10 am – 4 pm
(except 24. - 26.12. and 1.1.)