Chuchelský háj grove
A wooded region on the southwestern edge of the metropolis, on the slopes above the left bank of the Vltava river, between Velká and Malá Chuchle. Chuchelský háj is in an attempt to maintain the original groves with their abundance of rare species of flora and fauna, along with the highly prized rock-steppe plant communities, protected as a nature reserve. The dominant feature here is the Baroque church of St John of Nepomuk with a cemetery and a war memorial, and from it, an astonishing view of nearby Prague.
For public edification, there is a nature trail with fourteen stopping points, taking you on a fascinating trip through geological and human history. Youngsters are always keen to see the mini zoo, with mouflon wild sheep, fallow and red deer, arctic foxes, lynx, ravens, goats, sheep, wild boar, eagle owls, buzzards, and other forest animals. Technical aficionados enjoy a look at Pacoldova vápenka limekiln – a preserved industrial rarity from the second half of the 19th century. The limekiln interior is currently closed for public.
- Chuchelský háj grove
- Praha 5- Malá Chuchle, Velká Chuchle
Information source: Prague City Tourism