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Format: 22/05/2017
Format: 22/05/2017

Castle Park

The entire castle is surrounded by a magnificent English park. Two historical statues stand in the park, one of St. Agasias from the first half of the 18th century and one titled Calvary dating back to the 17th century. A revitalization of the castle park was also part of the extensive cultural and engineering reconstruction of the Heralec castle. Based on available historical materials, the original circular parterre was restored, as well as a simplified version of the park's original pathways. 

Directly at the main entrance to the castle park, we come across a beautiful dominant feature of the castle park - the European beech. Walking further on in the park, you can see the extent of the grassy meadows with beautiful tree canopies peering above. Right behind the castle, we find a spacious open area with beautiful arrays on linden trees dominate, probably the remains of what was once a tree alleyway. A central grassy plane, a popular location for wedding ceremonies, is surrounded by a group of deciduous and coniferous trees. The area does not feel confined at all, but quite the opposite. The area seems large and spacious, naturally connecting with the other areas of the park through magnificent shades of the large trees. One can also spot various other interesting tree types, for example: the horse chestnut, the sweet chestnut, various oaks and beeches, as well as the yellow poplar. 

During an orientation survey that took place from August-October of the year 2009, more that forty types of birds that probably nest and live in the park were discovered. It is safe to say that the survey did not capture all the different bird species living in the area, so one can assume that the figure is even higher. From an ornithological point of view, the most important species are those that are bound to tree hollows (Eurasian nuthatch, piciformes, the great tit, tawny owl and more). Eco stabilization of the surrounding environment is one of the most important functions of the park, contributing to the biodiversity of the area. The park is an important biotope for animals that are existentially bound to the presence of trees - not only birds, but also small mammals, bats, squirrels and of course insects. The revitalization of the park was carried out in a way that did not disrupt any of these biotopes and ensured a very natural way of nurturing several harmed trees. 

The revitalization was carried out with the support of financial assets from the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund and the State Environmental Fund through the environmental operational program.