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Thematic group

Trip category

Description (main focus)

Cultural heritage

OutB Time* (min)

Means of transport

1

Cycling trip to Millers'  family farm 

"Family" does not mean small

Millers' family farm is just 9 kilometres from the university campus. It cultivates 580 ha of arable land and raises dairy cows. Good example of successful restitution and renovation of a collectivised family farm.

Visit to the medieval castle Okoř nearby. Bikes and helmets will be provided by the organisers. The total trip length will not exceed 40 km.

45

Cycling

2

Stehlík's family farm, Chodouň

"Family" does not mean small

Restoration of family business in 1992. Nowadays, modern mixed production with field crops and dairy cows.  Own milk processing. Very traditional architecture of the farm houses.

Visit to the protected landscape area Český kras with the amazing karst landscape.

45

Bus

3

Prague Breweries (Staropramen)

Beer - the national heritage

The transformation of the beer sector in the Czech Republic. Beer tasting.

Bertramka - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart museum and Petřín tower. By public transport and easy walking. However, the way to the Petřín tower is a bit steep.

50

Public transport

4

Walking trip to Brewery Únětice

Beer - the national heritage

Walking tour to the local brewery in Únětice (4 km) and from there to Roztoky (+5 km).  Restoration of the brewery in 2011 - 60 years after its closure. Visit to the brewery and beer tasting.

Castle Roztoky, landscape along the river Vltava. Rather easy walking on various types of moderate terrain, including rough trails. About 10 km to the final destination. Return either the same way or by public transport.

60

Walking

5

Landscape protection in Kokořín

Climate change and biodiversity

Forest management - replanting monucultural forests. Local fishery business.

Traditional architecture. Visit to several places with well-preserved countryside houses.

60

Bus

6

Biodiversity conservation in České Středohoří.

Climate change and biodiversity

The project for enhancing biodiversity protection on the dry meadows in České středohoří (Central Bohemian Highlands)

Visit to Radobýl, the mountain with an amazing view on the volcanic mountains of České středohoří. Visit to the farm with agro-tourism activities.

65

Bus

7

CULS Forest Enterprise in Kostelec nad Černými Lesy

Climate change and biodiversity

Forestry estate, spin-off of the Czech Agricultural University: the field trip will focus on the impact of climate change on forests.

Visit to the brewery in Kostelec nad Černými Lesy. The Brewery has its own museum with an exceptional collection of artefacts of beer brewing.

70

Bus

8

Large and diversified agricultural business

Farming company

The joint stock farming company manages 5,500 hectares of farmland. Besides crop and livestock production, the farm processes frozen vegetables and has diversified into several non-food productions like biogas and electric energy, and traditional metalwork.

Farm museum in Hodkovice (linked to the farm. Celtic opidium and historical sites in Dolni Břežany

40

Bus

9

Visit to the small brewery Cobolis and monuments of totalitarian  regimes

History

Visit to a small brewery Cobolis Ládví. Large variety of craft beers, beer tasting.

Monuments to the victims of totalitarian regimes. Public transport and very easy walking.

45

Public transport

10

Court Prak (farm), Český Šternberk

Landscape stewardship

Beef cattle production and horse raising. The farm also runs an agri-tourism business.

Castle Český Šternberk. Hiking around this impressive medieval construction. Visit to the castle is optional.

60

Bus

11

Bee and honey farm - Cihlářovi

New markets

The farm specialises in honey production. The field trip will show renovation of a family farm and adoption of new marketing techniques including e-shop.

Upper and Lower Castles in Panenské Břežany. High-level baroque architecture and with a sad history of the 20th century.

39

Bus

12

Vegetable marketing cooperative LITOZEL (Kralupy)

Producer groups

Vegetable processing, marketing strategy, competition.

Visit to the castle park Veltrusy.

30

Bus

13

Dairy farm and processing (Němcovi) Radonice

Quality food and short supply chain

Němecs' family farm and the associated small milk processing is located in the outskirts of Prague (to the north). The farm combines direct marketing with the home delivery and e-shop.

The town of Stará Boleslav, where according to legend, the Přemyslid Prince Wenceslas, later St Wenceslas, was slain by his own brother Boleslav in the 10th century.

45

Bus

14

Family farm of Kozohorský, Chaloupky

Quality food and short supply chain

Organic beef cattle production. Processing and marketing of beef and game (deer meat).

Visit to the baroque convent Svatá Hora, a famous pilgrimage site in the country.

60

Bus

15

Reverse migration - LAG Pošembeří

Rural development

The LAG region Pošembeří lies east of Prague. In spite of being at the outskirts of the city, the region was deeply underdeveloped in the 1980s. Nowadays, it has become an attractive residential area, which has brought many social and infrastructural challenges. The trip will show how the LAG tries to cope with them.

Landscape heritage. Easy walking tour along the river Šembera, 4 km (1 hour).

60

Bus

16

Social inclusion programme of LAG Brdy Vltava

Rural development

LAG Brdy Vlatva has designed a project supporting the employment of socially excluded people. The process has three phases: requalification (training in using tools for the management of public green vegetation, employment in the LAG's own business for 6 months and finally, integration in the labour market.

Castle Dobříš. Karel Čapek memorial.

60

Bus

17

Artists for landscape enhancement - LAG Podlipansko

Rural Development

Presentation of projects on the enhancement of the cultural landscape

Visit to the museum of traditional countryside houses in Kouřim.

70

Bus

18

Vegetable farm of Jaroslav Cimr

Short Supply Chains

Vegetable production and processing, on-farm shop.

Visit to the town Terezín - the exceptionally preserved 18th century fortress with gloomy history of the Jewish ghetto and gestapo prison.

50

Bus

19

Antelopes and llamas on the university farm in Lány .

Tropical Agriculture

The university farm raises two herds of exotic species (eland antelope and llama Guanaco) to investigate their breeding technology and animal welfare needs for efficient meat production in developing countries as well as in Europe.

Visit to the baroque chateau in the village of Lány, the official summer residence of the presidents of the Czech Republic.

40

Bus

20

Vineyards in Mělník

Wine production

Historical vineyards are located on the slope under the castle. Visit to the university wine cellar. History of wine in the region. Wine tasting.

Visit to the historical town centre over the confluence of the rivers Vltava and Elbe.

50

Bus

*- travel time to the place of the field trip (out-bound)

The overall time of the field trip will be around 5 hours.