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Sedloňov Black Cross
Sedloňov Black Cross

Sedloňov Black Cross - posted beneath the Sedloňov Hill gap in a height of 1105m. Originally, wooden cross paint in black with brazen Crist body in a memory of Austrian Minister of farming Jeronim count von Mansfeld stand here. At sunset, reflection from brass was seen as far as to Opočno castle (Mansfeld´s residence). Log hut next to the cross was used as a refreshment room for workmen building the border fortification in 1936-38.

Light fortification above Deštné
Light fortification above Deštné

Sedloňov Hill - peak of 1005m saddlebow separated from the main ridge by Bělá creek. Its western slope is covered by floriferous beech wood between prevailing pine-wood plantations around. On the 99,7ha reserve area established there in 1954 over 150 herbaceous species are found. Bunker line of the border fortification trails over the hill (LO type 37).

Educational path leading along is provided with information boards. One of them you will find on a crossroads below the Sedloňov Black Cross, some of the indications there you should take with a grin or pinch of salt ...

 


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