It's required to go to Wallachian open air museum visiting Roznov :) Big & Great. I was in early September 2011, so the weather was perfect. Museum is special, because it's open air. All the space and area just takes a time to enjoy. It consists of three parts: the Wooden Townlet, the WallachianVillage and the WaterMillValley.You can taste the...more
From Roznov Paseky you can make nice trip to the Velky Javornik (918 m). Very popular is going there by bike. When the weather is nice, you have amazing view to many other mountains near, including Lysa Hora, the highest mountain in Beskydy. On the top there is restaurant, opened whole year except Mondays.more
What you'll see beside houses in museum are the other uses and buildings - one such is windmill used to grind grains into flour. Here it's scientific copy from Kladniky village, tall wooden construction with original grinding mechanism inside. A mill man can thoroughly explain the processes involved - in Czech language.Wind power and strong man's...more
... when you explore of Wallachian village of the museum you will eventually come to the group of farm houses with live (and lively) animals. What wonderful moments these were - the goats were feeding on the grasses, the donkey was around in the pasture, sometimes screaming loud as he wants to tell you something, there were also ducks in muddy...more
A trip to Roznov is somewhat incomplete if you didn't visit at least a part of the Wallachian Open Air Museum (or skansen) - in Czech called Valasske muzeum v prirode.There are 4 sections of the museum - each can be visited on separate ticket or if you buy one for the whole museum (it can take few hours, so consider one part if you don't want to...more
You can get to Pustevny settlement on Radhost by car or by local bus - the latter might be even better option if you plan to walk all way back to Roznov on foot as I did once.It is popular tourist spot for Czech and maybe some foreigners who found it out already. In summer you can do hiking and walking, pick berries or just enjoy the views - which...more
One more good thing about the whole museum (whatever the part of it) is that you can actually step inside and take a look - you won't be able to touch stuff, but you will get the idea of how things were organized. Small beds, tables, dishes, pictures on the wall, arrangement of furniture - in most cases houses had a room or they had a few of them;...more
If you need a break in nature, there are couple of lovely mountain hiking trails and ridges to visit near Roznov. We were to Salajka once, which I love but we don't have pictures from there - believe it's lovely area, less crowded than Radhost and right on Slovak-Czech border. Imagine moving along the way, once your foot is in Slovak soil and...more
The main square bears the name of Tomas Masaryk, hence Masarykovo náměstí in Czech. Lovely urban area with few trees, a saint's statue on the corner and Masaryk in the middle, bushes and interesting fountain of stones and falling water where kids like to play. According to my friends words it used to look nicer, like a park with even more...more
this is a great place for the mountain biking, lots of great trails on road and through the forests, the weather in summer is very good aswell.Roznov and the surrounding towns and villlages are full of reasonably priced accomodation where can stop to rest and eat.the email address below for Roznov will give you all the information you require.more
Pustevny - good entertainment for those who like hiking. Protected landscape area, surrounded by wooden houses, in winter popular ski destination with 11 ski lifts. The tour to the peak is not too hard, so you can take your cildren and dogs with you as well :)At the highest point there is chapel and statute of Cyril and Method, somewhere in the...more
This is the newest part of the museum, firstly opened for public in 1982. There is an exhibition of traditional means of transport which were used in agriculture and forestry. You can admire the original mill with its habitable rooms and see how the mill was working.Tour with the guide lasts approx. one hour, you can also go through by yourself.more
Little Wooden Town is the oldest part from the museum. It was opened for public firstly in 1925 and since then the old wooden houses from original Roznov's square were step by step moved here. During the year traditional fests are taking place there and remind old life and customs.You can chose tour with the guide (approx. 45 min) or you can go...more
Biggest part of the museum. During the year vatious programms take place here to reming old ways of housekeeping and farming. It is reconstructing typical residence in the countryside.You will meet sheep and other domestic animals, area is animated by horse breeding and poultry farming. Tour with guide lasts 2 hours, you can go through by yourself.more
Radhostska 1691, Roznov pod Radhostem, 75661, Czech Republic
Good for: Couples
Cechova 142, Roznov pod Radhostem, 756 61, Czech Republic
Good for: Couples
Horni Paseky 451, Roznov pod Radhostem, 75655, Czech Republic
Good for: Families
We stopped at Eroplan for lunch when returning back from one photo shooting. Besides restaurant, it is also a hotel.
Meals are tasty and the staff is really nice and polite.
If you like luxurious surroundings, then it is the right place for you.
For me it was... well, too much. There is nothing I can reprehend, but I felt quite strange there because, personally, I prefer more modest places. Even the prices are corresponding (I wasn't paying - but anyway...).
Roznov has a few great pubs&bars, but my friend are the most excited by pub.no66. Like in all pubs its smoky place :] With perfect beer!
Czechs have them own way how to drunk foreigners fast.. They get beer and green shots ! ah lovely green shots..
Very sweet menthol ligueur is a green shot :] It's popular in CZ to get those. A few shots and north europeans are out i guess :) But they're not so strong without beer.
Wallachians always suggest such beer as Radegast, but i love the most Kozel..
Dress Code: Freestyle
The bus network here is fairly good, reasonably cheap and well branched so you shouldn't have problem getting around on your own. You will be able to visit villages around in the hills and as well more toruist oriented areas such as Pustevny. Or provincional towns (Olomouc, Prerov, Brno, Ostrava - here you can get direct connections to Prague).
For timetables on departures check the web site here:
There are international buses to Slovakia - Zilina. From there you can catch bus or train to Bratislava, or indirect train to Poland (via Cadca - Cesky Tesin).
Local train is excellent too - and nostalgic experience if they use those old ones.
This is excellent shop in centre of Roznov with loads of things for vegetarians, vegans, tea lovers, some organic meat products and buyers of organic things and food. Not all vegetarian products are declared organic, though - if that matters. You'll be able to find soya sausages and local cheeses, milk (organic varieties), plenty of other stuff for...more
This is so great - you can buy fresh, raw cow milk from two different milk machines in Roznov. One is by the market, and other behind the main square. You don't need your bottle - you can buy one at the spot. But if you do have it - even better, refill it and reuse it. Min amount is 0,5 liter for 10 CZK, only coins are accepted - 5's and 10's but...more
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Luggage and bags:
I once came on first November and late October only to realize I need thicker winter clothes - it's mountain all around here and it snows early. It snowed then. Check weather report before you leave - if you come from southern parts.
Same goes for your car - you must come with winter tyres or you'll be driving slalom and endanger yourself and other people in traffic.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Speaking of early November - good waterproof winter jacket, warm shoes... in general warm clothes to prevent your from freezing. Woolen stuff is natural insulation fiber to keep you warm (look the sheep here) and let your body breath.
Photo Equipment: This is very scnic area, outdoor photographer will love mountains. So will wildlife photographer! Bring fast lenses and wide angle.
Plenty of outdoor photography here.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you come in summer and you go for hiking you need proper boots and light clothes.
If you camp outisde bring sleeping bag and tent, sometimes is chilly in summer so it must be warm enough to sustain as low as 10 degrees on the floor.
Solan is a magical mountain in Beskydy mountains, Carpathes, near Roznov pod Radhostem. It's always worth to visit Solan. In summer - chilling, relaxing surrounded mountains & nature, breathing fresh air and watching amazing sunsets.. Enthusiasts for walking, cycling and horseback riding, as well as paragliders and mountain bikers, also come here...more
Easy hike from Pustevny to Roznov will take few hours or whole day. It depends 'how fast' you go. But it's not necessary to speed. There are lovely views along the way you may want to enjoy and wish to stay there forever. Forest is fresh, so is the air in the mountains. You may wish to have picnic in the grasses.There are signs so you don't get...more