Novohradska Forge

The smithy in Nove Hrady

danielIn the center of Nove Hrady,on the road between the town square and the Old Castle, you can find the historic cultural memory "The Novohradska Forge". Since 2002, the forge has first been leased by blacksmith Daniel Cerny and since 2004 by our Society.

The historic workshop and accompanying living quarters are fully and functionally restored to a historic blacksmith workshop focussed on local traditional crafts and products. The old stable and the barn house exhibitions on the traditions of blacksmithing, coal mining, and other local traditions, displaying original maps and locally made tools and utensils. The interior of the living quarters is restored in its 19th century glory and is used for special events and as information and education center on traditional crafts and products

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Smithy from the outside and and the oven in the main room

Daniel Cerny continues to collaborates with us in numerous public actions and projects for preserving traditional crafts and old folk traditions (Easter, Mikulaus, and Christmas events). He is the lead blacksmith in our blacksmith meetings. In addition, the forge is also used as a learning place for both hobbyists and students following a technical education and needing blacksmith practice.

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Blacksmith action in 2008, making new crosses for the pelgrimage trails in the region.

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Breakfast in front of the forge.

The Novohradska Forge is open from 1 June until 30 September
July and Augsut daily from 10:00-17:00 hours, Mondays closed.

(12:30-14:00 lunch break)

May and September only in weekends from 10:00-17:00 hours.
(12:30-14:00 lunch break)

Visits outside opening hours is possible after agreement in advance,
please inquire at tel. +420 724 132 180