• the outskirts of Očkov, Očkov
The time required is approx. 1 hour.
The time required is approx. 1 hour.

The picturesque village of Očkov boasts a unique place where historical events meet each other several times. It is called Očkovská Barrow, which is not only our national cultural monument, but is of immense importance even internationally.

The site is actually a proof of the presence of people from the earliest times of human society - the Palaeolithic. The chief of the Velatic culture (younger Bronze Age) was buried here and a burial ground from the younger Roman period was found around the mound.

Later, a Renaissance mansion of the Ocskay family was built there, from which a part of the cellar remained, which is an exhibition room, however, currently being rebuilt. From the Second World War, there are two German bunkers of the type Ringstand 58c also called "Tobruk".

The barrow is open to the public and you can be stop here at any time. There is also an information board that will introduce you to the rich history of this place. The Očkovská Barrow gradually comes to life again thanks to volunteers who are not indifferent to the fate of this precious monument.

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