In this section of our web page, you can find our list of the Top 10 things and reasons why you should not delay your visit to the Heralec castle any longer.
Here are the THINGS THAT MAKES US UNIQUE – TOP 10 WHAT YOU CANNOT FIND NOWHERE ELSE:
- Unique Concept
- Spacious Rooms
- Sensational PILLOW MENU
- Widest Range of Included Services
- Beautiful Castle Park
- Consecrated Chapel of St. Anne
- Unique Wine Collection
- Inspiring Chronicles of Experience
- Paradise for History Lovers
- A cherry on Top – Mother Nature
Chateau Herálec had its success already written in the cards. The castle is a national cultural monument, one of the most beautiful chateaux and one of the most charming romantic buildings in Bohemia. Although the historic building is from its 12th-century origin, thanks to the complex monumental and architectural reconstruction, it fully meets the requirements of a modern guest of the 21st century. The scenographic, so-called gallery concept, which was applied in the interiors of the chateau premises and individual rooms, is quite unique and has no comparison in the world at that time.
The spacious generosity of the chateau rooms undoubtedly belongs to our unique concept and certainly will pleasantly surprise you. We offer luxurious accommodation with an exceptional atmosphere in rooms and suites with large bathrooms and comprehensive amenities. We provide you with the feeling of medieval castle owners while providing you with absolute privacy and undisturbed peace. Moreover, you will not find the same room in the castle. Each room has its unique story and atmosphere. The rooms are named after historical paintings from the collections of the Vysočina Regional Gallery, whose replicas have found unconventional use in the interior of the rooms and the furniture. The original paintings of the gallery were kindly donated by Chateau Herálec so you can see them in the public areas of the castle. After all, come and see that as guests who have already visited us, you will want to come again and again to try out another room from our attractive offer.
Sensational PILLOW MENU
Our carefully assembled PILLOW MENU, included in the price of your accommodation – hence free of charge, is definitely another TOP thing about our resort. We know how important a good night sleep is, which is why we have dedicated so much time and effort into choosing the perfect mattresses and pillows to accommodate our guests’ every need. You can select from duck feather pillows of various strength and size, anti-allergic pillows as well as anatomic pillows. It is a pleasure to hear from our departing guests that they have truly had a perfect night sleep and experienced true relaxation.
Widest Range of Included Services
Just as our rooms are generously large, the same thing can be said about our price politics. Compared to the competition, we have the widest range of services included in the cost of accommodation – healthy breakfast from predominantly local Vysocina products, pillow menu, unlimited access to our castle Wellness & Spa (swimming pool, steam sauna, dry Finnish sauna, herbal Swedish sauna, infra sauna, resting room, fitness studio with professional care, jacuzzi in turret), golf simulator, rental of castle convertible Mercedes Benz E-Class, rental of Nordic walking sticks and fantastic sportbikes as well as ecologically friendly toys for children. The Internet is available in the rooms, as well as a relaxing fitness mat, gym-stick program, a bowl of fresh fruits, chocolate pralines and luxurious L’Occitane cosmetic products.
Beautiful Castle Park
The castle is surrounded by a beautiful revitalized English park from the 18th century that will charm you at first sight with its majestic large trees. The red oak tree, with its almost cashmere-like leaves, stands out amongst them all. Both interesting tree and bird species can be found in the park. The birds, active from a very early morning hour nest exclusively in the hollows of our oldest trees. It is truly a wonderful sight and concert of sounds. The park has something to offer its visitors during every season of the year, including our cute castle squirrels that fearlessly traverse the park. You can borrow our special booklet “Magical Road through the Park”, mapping all the flora and fauna in the park at the Reception and take it with you upon your walk through the natural beauty.
Consecrated Chapel of St. Anne
Unique in a true sense of the word, our consecrated chapel of St. Anne with beautiful historical frescos dating back to the 18th century can be found on the second floor of the castle. A monk from Prague by the name of Frantisek Siardus Nosecký is the author of the frescos, his artwork visible not only in the Heralec chapel but the Zeliv monastery as well. The majestic area is perfect for our religious guests to pray, ponder and meditate in, as well as for religious ceremonies (weddings, christenings). It will no doubt please both the eye and the soul of each of its visitors.
Beautiful light emanates through the chapel thanks to restored stained glass windows. The old refurbished doors with new tin fastenings will no doubt also catch your eye. However, a beautiful hanging cross from the artistic workshop of David Szalaye is no doubt a dominant feature of the chapel.
Unique Wine Collection
The unique collection of French wines from the Bordeaux region is also one of the largest collections of this type in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. You can choose from more than 100 French castles and chateaux. There are not only classical Bordeaux collections – Saint Emilion, Pomerol, Pauillac, Pessac-Leognan, Margaux, Saint Julien, Saint Estephe – but also satellite areas such as Cotes de Bourg and Cotes de Castilion. All this from the years 1990 to 2013. All wine lovers are sure to come to visit them … There is also a selection of our cigars, which you can enjoy in the lingerie of Oldřich z Říčan.
Inspiring Chronicles of Experience
The excellent location of the romantic hotel Chateau Herálec in Vysočina, in the central part of Czech Republic, allows us to offer our guests once again an unrivaled offer of free time activities. What about horseback riding, swimming in ponds, fishing or bathing in the quarry? For all ages, ideal for hiking, Nordic walking, and cycling in the beautiful scenery of the surrounding countryside. Also worth mentioning are adrenaline challenges, visiting interesting places in the area or many regional attractions that can be found in our Book of Experiences. This comprehensive overview of leisure activities offers plenty of ideas to spend the time of your visit in the Castle Hotel as pleasantly as possible, and there are plenty of reasons to come back to us.
Paradise for History Lovers
For lovers of history, the romantic hotel Chateau Herálec offers, besides its own interesting history, an unrivaled offer of trips to the past. The castle lies literally in a bundle of history. In addition to being located in the accessible location of the historically attractive cities (Prague, Brno, Vienna), it is also located in the area with the highest density of UNESCO monuments in the Czech Republic. On the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Vysočina Region has several of them listed here – the historic center of Telč, the Jewish quarter in Třebíč or the pilgrim Church of St. Jan Nepomucký on the Green Mountain in Žďár nad Sázavou.
The cherry on Top – Mother Nature
And finally, the cherry on top is the nature that is located in Vysočina. Here you will find clean air, healthy Vysočina water and also, a “pitch black darkness”. At night, in clear weather, pure Vysočina nature will be presented in the form of a spectacular night sky dotted with stars. In the unpolluted air, visibility is magnificent with the naked eye, even without astronomical telescopes. And when you turn off all the lamps in your suite in the evening, you will understand what we mean by “pitch black darkness”.
The Heralec castle is looking forward to your visit!