Brass band camp

The first really big event at the mansion was the Saturday camp of the Great Wind Orchestra of the Strakonice Music School. We know that listening outside the door is not allowed. Absolutely not, under any circumstances. But sometimes it’s just unavoidable. The musicians enjoyed their stay with us. Probably mainly because they could […]

When the musicians arrive, it’s a pleasure

On Thursday, 5 Gypsy musicians arrived. They were all likeable guys. They started paving the sidewalk at 5:30 and were finished by 9 o’clock. They said that next week they’ll do the entire courtyard and the wall. When we saw how easy it was for them and how high quality their work was, we truly […]

Vote for our oak tree

On the dam of the Mlýnský pond in Mladějovice stands proudly a beautiful, mighty summer oak tree. With its height of 27 meters, it is truly majestic, and it’s not surprising that it’s listed among the Strakonice region’s famous trees. You can still vote for it in the Tree of the Year competition for another […]

As sweet as honey

There is a very popular book in Czech literature called Beetles. Although it is about 150 years old, its poetics does not age. (Broucek in the sample is the Czech word for little bug).  “Oh Broucek, you’re not guessing well – it’s as sweet as honey.” But Broucek didn’t know anything until Ladybug revealed it. […]

A great joy – a new roof

Roof before finishing - view from the south

The south side of the fortress makes us very happy, the roof is just about finished. We are looking forward to making the space underneath a pleasure for our visitors. There will be 7 rooms for musicians or participants in art classes. In addition to the dormers, be sure to notice the newly opened chimney […]

Back to the cellars

We are intensively working in our cellars now. Unfortunately without any wine. But it is great during the hot summer days! And we have plenty of work there! We kept the original masonry and repaired the missing parts. Cellar paving before cleaning and after new joint.

Visitors’ book

It seems like a small step for humanity and a big one… or something like that, but for us it’s a step to another level or a small symbol of the continued operation of the fortress for visitors. This is how we kept track of our visitors so far but this is the new way […]

Bed (&Breakfast)

We start offering accommodation at the fortress during workshops, training,teambuilding events, etc. We are now preparing 24 beds for you. And we’re sewing tents and preparing beds for them. The machine may not look like a miracle at first glance, but it looks miraculous tous. It can sew through up to 1 cm of material […]

Early summer work in a nutshell

Our holidays have not started with the beginning of summer. We are growingvegetables, keeping bees and chickens and still building. Since building and reconstruction are an integrate part of our fortress and nolonger a surprise to anyone, a small taste of what is currently being preparedoutside of the work on the main building: Summer showers […]

Spring news from Mladějovice

Let us introduce you to the latest May news and spring life at our fortress in Mladějovice. Bees Our bees have decided to kill off the farmer. He had counted on giving them 5 new super boxes to expand their hives, but they decided that they needed to fill 18 super boxes in two days. […]