FOREST PARK AND LAKE TRAKOŠĆAN

The immediate surroundings of the castle was designed as a landscaped park where the lake, meadows, clusters of trees and shrubs make a fairy tale castle with a combination of nature and human activity.

The immediate surroundings of the castle was designed as a landscaped park where the lake, meadows, clusters of trees and shrubs make a fairy tale castle with a combination of nature and human activity.

The grounds are partly developed from the native forests of sessile oak and hornbeam. In it, they planted a variety of exotic species of trees that he, especially in autumn, giving variety and dynamics. The presence of coniferous species (especially firs), at this altitude (250 m), proves vegetative reversal, ie, the presence of important species to higher altitudes and vice versa, on the higher slopes of the encounter bjeligorične species characteristic of lower altitudes.
In particular, the distinctive feature of the castle from a large artificial lake, about a mile long and a half, whose area is about 17 acres, a depth of about 2.5 meters. The water in summer and warm to 22 ° C. In winter the lake surface freezes and ice remains on it for about three months. From the very inception of the lake had a dual function - economic, aesthetic, and a pond, a common decorative element in the romantic park-architecture. With the lake also has hiking trails, which converted the space into a single walkway.
There are indications that the Count Juraj Draskovic approaching the reconstruction of the castle had worked out a project for its tourist use.
Renovation of the complex underwent a cosmetic laws and created an attractive environment that is unparalleled even in the larger distances. At the castle you can find a haven in which to spend time getting to know the cultural heritage and at the same time enjoy the unique atmosphere of beauty.