Turistický portál Královéhradeckého kraje

Plakánek Valley

Bohemian Paradise

The valley of Plakánek goes from Kost Castle around the Obora Pond to the village of Střehom.

The romantic valley, rocky and mostly surrounded with pine-tree forests, was named after the Plakánek family who - under the rule of Heřman Černín in the 17th century, manufactured wood coal at this place. There is a well-preserved water mill (near Střehom), and - at the lower end of the valley, you can come across the Roubenka well, mentioned in poems written by Fráňa Šrámek. The Plakánek valley is known for several sandstone quarries: the stone was used for construction of Kost Castle and the church in Sobotka. The Malý Plakánek (i.e. small Plakánek) is a rocky passage directed to the village of Vesec u Sobotky.