Nestled in the picturesque South Bohemian Region, Castle Blatna stands as a breathtaking architectural gem with a rich history dating back to the 13th century.
While the castle has been a popular tourist destination for years, the addition of alpaca tours has elevated the experience to a whole new level.
Its origins are traced back to the 13th century, with additions and renovations made over the centuries. The current appearance of the castle dates back to the 16th century when it was transformed into a Renaissance-style chateau.
The castle was later acquired by the Schwarzenberg family, who were responsible for the majority of the castle’s interior and exterior renovations.
Today, the castle stands as a remarkable testament to Czech architecture and history, with its original features and unique character attracting visitors from around the world.
You can admire its imposing façade, a blend of Gothic and Renaissance elements, and its stunning interior spaces that are adorned with ornate stucco and frescoes.
The alpacas are looked after by the current owners of the castle, who have made it their mission to introduce visitors to these friendly animals while providing an unforgettable experience.
The alpaca tours begin with an introduction to the animals and their habits, followed by a leisurely walk through the castle’s vast grounds. As visitors stroll with the alpacas, they are treated to stunning views of the castle, its moat, and the surrounding countryside.
The tour also provides an opportunity to learn about the history of the castle and the surrounding region, adding an educational aspect to the experience.
These walks are a unique way to explore the castle and its surroundings, adding a touch of whimsy and charm to an already captivating destination.
The tours are available throughout the year, with different tour options depending on the season. During the summer months, visitors can enjoy the lush greenery of the castle’s gardens, while winter tours offer a magical experience with snow-covered grounds.
However, as the alpacas do not enjoy walking in extreme weather, keep in mind that in the event of such conditions, organisers will have to cancel the tour.