- Physical difficulty: Moderately difficult
- Length: up to 180 min
- Refreshments: café "Důlék" at the main entrance gate, reastaurant near the chateau
- Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Into the beauties of the Veltrusy chateau park — trip across the island
A long route will show you a large part of the chateau complex that once used to be a river island. You will walk across the park, which covers almost 300 hectares, and you will see not only romantic pavilions, but also picturesque forest nooks and fields and pastures that are inherent to the park.
If you choose a long route, get ready for a trip that is quite time consuming as it takes you across the entire area.
At the main entrance gate you can start slowly in the café and from there you will go around the deer-park through Charlotte's chapel, Orangery and the statue of St. John of Nepomuk to the chateau.
This is where the Axis alley begins at the northern end of the park. There are five buildings — a Dutch farmhouse surrounded by a set of newly planted historical tree varieties, a fruit dryer building, an outdoor riding hall in the middle, then the Maria Theresa Pavilion, the Red Mill and finally the Egyptian Cabinet - you reach it through the Bridge of Sphinx.
From there, you can continue along the Circular alley, overcome several bridges across the Mill brook, discover the hidden Platan's meadow to finish your journey at the Temple of Defenders of the Country and the friends of gardens and countryside near the Doric temple.
Landscape park, which is a park with its own approach to the free landscape, was built by the third owner of the estate, Jan Rudolf Chotek. The first modifications were completed in 1790 and the park is one of the five oldest in the country. With its area of 298 hectares it is the largest in Bohemia. The landscape park has gradually transformed into an ornamental farm. It combines economic elements with those aesthetic. Next to each other you will see romantic pavilions and utility fields or pastures. Since 1802, the fallow-deer has also been spotted in the area.
The park is freely accessible from dawn to dusk.