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Karel Čapek Memorial in Stará Huť

Unique memorial to writer Karel Čapek.

It is located in a historic area where iron ore was processed in the 19th century. After the First World War, the property was acquired from the Colloredo-Mannsfeld family by the property manager of their estate, Václav Palivec, who, in 1935, gave the Empire-style house as a wedding gift to Karel Čapek and Olga Scheinpflugová.

Literary works (eg War with the Newts, Journey to the North, White Illness, First Bunch, Mother, Life and Work of the Composer Foltýn) were created at Strž, as Čapek named his summer residence. Here he also accepted visits of many personalities of Czech culture and politics, especially in the summer of 1938. The new exhibition introduces the lives and works of Karel Čapek and his wife. Journalist and writer Ferdinand Peroutka also has a separate exhibition in the attic.

Photo source: Památník Karla Čapka, (CC BY-SA 3.0)