Pension a restaurace RUDOLEC
Telephone: (+420) 384 496 220
Pension a restaurace RUDOLEC
CZ - 378 83 Cesky Rudolec
The pension with restaurant RUDOLEC is located in a natural park called Czech Canada in the south of the Czech Republic, 512 m above sea level, half way between Prague and Vienna.
This region hitherto unaffected by mass tourism and with entirely negligible criminality attracts attention of visitors both by natural beauties (deep forests among hills, beautiful valleys of rivers, streams and romantic ponds) and by the sights (fortresses, castles and numerous historical towns in its surroundings). Nature nearly untouched by civilisation and the absence of industry offers relaxation in a healthy environment to those tourists who live the whole year in industrial cities and who enjoy hiking, riding a bicycle, swimming in ponds, picking mushrooms and whortleberries or fishing. There is plenty of animals and game in the forests.
Lodging and boarding
There are double-bed rooms (plus spacious rooms with double extra-beds for families with children) in a three-star boarding house. Each guest room consists of four rooms - a hall, rooms, WC and bathroom with a shower. The visitors can have meals a la carte at a restaurant with a capacity for 60 guests directly in the same building. Besides there are a bar and a garden restaurant at disposal during the summer. The price of a menu varies within £ 1.20 and £ 4.00 per person. A billiard table and electronic darts are also available.
Sightseeings in the environs
- The Town Telc (18 km) - town's cultural reserve with an unique square written into the cultural heritage of UNESCO. Because of its magnificent location among three artificial lakes and an immense quantity of cultural and historical monuments the town Telc has no analogy on the continent. The sightseeing of the square is an unforgettable experience. It is created by rows of Renaissance interlocking archways and baroque houses, still to be seen with their high gables and arcades, remains largely faithful to the layout devised by medieval town planning.
- The system of Czechoslovak fortification from 1935 - 1938. A dense network of ferroconcrete bunkers once belonging to one of the most modern fortification systems in Europe stayed usable till the present time and although having been moss-grown its embrasures still aim in that direction, where once the enemy was expected.
- The Castle Landstejn (10 km) - Construction of this medieval border stronghold was started around the beginning of the 13th century. In the 15th and 16th century the greatest building modifications were done to the castle in a High Renaissance style but after 1579 the owners frequently changed, the castle decreased in its significance and slowly turned to a ruin. This is being restored since 1972 and is accessible to the public at the present time. Even out of the regular summer festival it is worth a one-day trip inclusive an ascent of the mighty roman tower offering a splendid outlook of the wide environs.
- The town Slavonice (7 km) - a venerable border town established in the 13th century. Thanks to its isolation which, among other things, is a result of economic stagnation, this south-west Moravian town has preserved its unique combination of the Late Gothic and Renaissance town architecture. Some of the buildings contain remarkable interiors, such as the murals of the Apocalypse dating from the middle of 16th century, which can be seen in the former Lutheran prayer house in the Upper Square, or those on the western side of the Lower Square in a single-storied house dated 1543-1549. The house has a lofty hall with vault. Its banqueting hall has a wooden ceiling and Renaissance mural paintings.
- The extinct medieval village Pfaffenschlag (9 km) - is located in woods near Slavonic. This village was founded at the end of 13th century in the location of a an erstwhile Slavic residence and went down during the Hussite crusades in 1423. The stone-wall foundations of sixteen houses having a European archaeological importance are accessible to the public.
- A narrow-gauge railway from 1887 with a locomotive manufactured in 1907 and historical carriages. Once already relinquished, but finally newly brought to life in 1997 - a little train not hurrying anywhere and scenting of coal, sparks, steam and forgotten times will take you through the whole national park. As soon as you get out of the waggon at any station, you will be astonished by mixed trains: Fully loaded big goods waggons on little bogies seeming to tip over each moment and being hitched between passenger narrow-gauge little waggons. Something like that you will simply find nowhere.
- Austrian borderland Waldviertel (forest town) (9 km) - and the valley of the Austrian branch of the river Dyje with typical well-cared-for Austrian villages and little towns.
- If you want to see Prague (84 miles) or Vienna (89 miles) without paying multiple price for accommodation in these capitals you will reach each of them in less than two hours by car.
- Natural beauties: The whole region of south Bohemia is called "the landscape of lakes". This attribute is, in fact, especially apposite to the region of Czech Canada. The artificial lakes were built and are used mainly for fish farming but they have a great meaning as nesting and meeting places for water-fowl at the same time. Several of them with sandy shallow water-sides have become to favourite bathing pools during the summer. The hilly countryside with many brooklets, pools and lakes is a paradise for mushroom-picking, picking whortleberries and blackberries and observing the game. Yet the terrain is criss-crossed with gently inclined lanes making it ideal for cyclists and hikers. This region is predestined for tourism because of the very clean atmosphere and unspoilt nature.
The hire of bicycles is available directly in the pension (for accommodated guests only). The terrain of Czech Canada is very good for cycling because of gently inclined lines (see above), polymorphous landscape and a little more cold than continental climate. Consequently you need not be afraid of any "manhunt up the hill in burning sun" and usually you meet more animals and game than motor vehicles during your ride.
Storage of personal bicycles in a locked up room (for guests only) directly in the building.
Tennis courts and volleybal ground 600 m off the pension.
Fishing in lakes (daily licence can be bought).