Horní Blatná is unique primarily for its architecture. A trip to Horní Blatná can be joined with the visit of three nature trails. You can start on the Boží Dar peat bog, then continue along the Blatná water ditch and finish your trip with a walk along the trail Horní Blatná – Vlčí jámy (Wolf Pits); a visit to the Museum of Horní Blatná is part of this trail.
A little bit of the history of Horní Blatná…
Horní Blatná was founded like most of the surrounding villages at the beginning of 16th century due to the iron ore and tin. In the middle of the 16th century the mining village became a royal mining town and thus its importance increased. The development of the mining and later also of the industry was possible due to the unique supplying of the area with water from the Blatná ditch. Not only the mines were founded here but also a lot of beautiful renaissance buildings were built which are now protected as an urban heritage zone. It is regarded as one of the best-preserved renaissance units in the Czech Republic.
From Boží Dar to Horní Blatná…
It is about 13 km to Boží Dar on the road. As we mentioned at the beginning, you can walk here along two nature trails (Boží Dar peat bogs and Blatná water ditch) and from the local square, you can walk straight along the third trail (Horní Blatná – Vlčí jámy). For cyclists there is a cycle path running along the road.
Attractions of Horní Blatná…
- A nature trail Blatná Water Ditch
- A nature trail Horní Blatná - Vlčí jámy (Wolf Pits)
- Museum in Horní Blatná
- Urban heritage zone
- A lookout tower on the top of Blatenský hill
There are many favorite cross-country skiing trails, hiking trails and cycle paths around Horní Blatná. If you need anything, the local tourist office will be happy to help and answer your questions.