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Lopenik Area

TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE

One of the distinctive features of the Moravian Kopanice landscape is its settlements, characteristically scattered over the hills. The individual settlements are usually surrounded by pastures, hay meadows, orchards, and small fields and woods. Traditionally, the buildings (the main house accompanied by barns, sheds, and cattle byres) would form a square. The original houses were built of timber and covered with mud plaster. Later on, people started using mud bricks and replacing the once common thatched roofs with tarred roofing board and tin.

Moravian Kopanice landscape

In the past, you could be always sure to find typical haystacks close to the local settlements. The limited capacity of the barns and haylofts made it necessary for the farmers to store more hay outside, so that there would be enough of it to get them through the tough winters. The hay would be piled up several metres high around a centre wooden pole. If stacked well (this required a considerable skill), the rainwater was prevented from seeping through and the hay in the haystack would keep for several years.

typical haystacks

Not far from here, you can still see some of the last traditional settlements in this area: the house No.141, a designated part of cultural heritage and the house No.11 (formerly the bailiff’s house).

GPS position

N 48° 56.293', E 17° 45.517'
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Contact

Vzdělávací a informační středisko Bílé Karpaty, o.p.s.
Marie Petrů
Bartolomějské náměstí 47, 698 01 Veselí nad Moravou
Tel.:518 322 545
e-mail:visbk@bilekarpaty.cz
http://bilekarpaty.cz/vis