Destination: Grandma’s Valley & Adršpach

After visiting some castles and chateaus, our next goal was to see the Czech countryside.

Our first stop was the former cottage of the greatest Czech female writer,  Božena Němcová.  This place is called “Grandma’s Valley,” and is presently an open-air museum.  It was the setting for Nemcova’s famous novel, “Babicka,” (grandmother) which is currently a required reading in Czech schools.

Although I have never read the novel, it was interesting for me to visit the place.

This place used to serve as a multi-functional area:  as a dining room, a bedroom, a living room and a room where her grandmother used to weave cloth.

This was their food processing and storage area.

For one who has a creative mind, I wouldn’t wonder why she got so inspired to write her novel.  The valley itself is awe-inspiring.

My Jakub had a great time with his own babicka.

As for the adults, we had fun just walking around and enjoying the beauty of this place.

More information about this place can be found here.


On that same day, we also visited one of our favorite places in Czech – Adršpach.

The last time we were there, Jakub was still on a stroller.  This time he bravely walked, climbed and explored the place with us.

My husband and I  were also very fortunate to have had this chance to travel with both our parents.    Although it was a long hike, they enjoyed it as much as we did.

During your next visit to the Czech Republic, this place is definitely one spot you shouldn’t miss.

More information about this can be found here.

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