• GPS: 48.60466, 18.34264
The time required is approx. 1 hour.
The time required is approx. 1 hour.

On the hill of Hôrka above the village of Brodzany, there is a summer house Babylon, where time seems to have stopped. The summer house was built in 1911 by Duchess Natalia from Oldenburg, the niece of Alexander Pushkin, who used it as a summer residence.

The summerhouse resisted the tooth of the time quite well, but somewhat less to vandals, who contributed to its current appearance. Nevertheless, this place still offers a romantic atmosphere. At the time of its greatest boom, the summer house was full of precious furniture, musical instruments or books and paintings. The terrace is said to be decorated with a large telescope.

Duchess Natalie was known for her immense love for dogs. That is also why she built a fancy dog cemetery with marble tombstones with epitaphs. Not far from the summerhouse, there is a neo-Gothic Evangelical church hidden in the forest, which became the family tomb of the Friesenhof and Oldenburg family.

You can get here by unmarked trail from the church along the path to the mountain through the meadow. It is an easy walk - to the summer house it takes about 20 minutes.

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Anonym • Jul 2023
„Vsade cedule ohrozenie zivota nevstupovat. Urcite nie romanticke. Hroza. Neodporucam!!!“
Gabriela Tremlova • Mar 2022
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