Forest Park

The immediate vicinity of the castle is designed as a landscaped park where the lake, meadows, trees and shrubs form a harmonious horticultural whole. The park is partly developed from indigenous forests of oak and hornbeam. There are planted various exotic species of trees that he, especially in autumn, give color and dynamics. The presence of coniferous trees (especially fir) at this altitude (250 m), proving vegetation reversal, ie, the presence of significant species of higher altitudes and vice versa, on the higher slopes meets deciduous species characteristic of lower altitude. Special and recognizable feature of Trakoscan is a large artificial lake, about mile and a half long, whose area is about 17 hectares and depth is about 2.5 meters. The water is warm in summer and up to 22 ° C. In winter, the surface of the lake freezes and ice remains for about three months. From the early formation, lake had a dual function - economic as well as a pond and aesthetic and as a decorative element common in the romantic park architecture. Along the lake we have regulated hiking trails, which that space transforms into a unique walkway.

There are indications that the Count Juraj Draskovic accessing the reconstruction of the castle had worked out a project for its tourist use. Remodeling of the complex underwent the aesthetic principles and create an attractive environment that is unparalleled even in a wider range. In Trakoscan can be finded shelter where you will spend time learning about the cultural heritage and at the same time enjoy the ambience of exceptional beauty.

Forest park - Map
St. Cross chapel

St. Cross chapel

Lake view

Stone bridge

Park

Lake view
Autumn

Winter

Park
St. Cross chapel

St. Cross chapel detail

View of the castle and the park from the air

Lake

St. Cross chapel

Lake in winter time
Lake

View of the castle

Lake in Autumn