Marsovy Chody Estate - Pilsen - Czech Republic
The estate is situated at a height of just over 500 metres and has a middle European climate. The landscape with bushes, the west Bohemian Forest, meadows and arable land is an excellent habitat for wildlife such as red-, roe- and sika deer, wild boar, mouflon, foxes etc. The variety of bird species is extensive and a joy for bird watchers.
Approximately seven kilometres from the estate is the old city of Tachov originating from the 12th century and situated on the river Mze. The city is partly surrounded by ancient walls. In the middle of the city is the old Windisch-Greatz family castle, now in use as school of art and by the municipality. Worthwhile visiting are an old restored riding school, the church of the Virgin Maria's assumption, the church of St. Wenceslas and the Jewish churchyard among other interesting historical places.
At a distance of approximately 30 kilometres is Kladruby village with its ancient Benedictine monastery with a striking Baroque - Gothic church. Also the old castle of Horsovky Tyn, a national state monument, is worthwhile visiting. In the vicinity there are many more interesting historical places to visit like Marianske Lazne (Marienbad), Domazlice, Cesky Krumlov, Karlovy Vary and Pilsen.
Prague is approximately one and a half hours by car.
A tour over the estate can be organized and the estate manager, Robert van Es, will be happy to join you.