Třeboň Pond Heritage Center

Explore Třeboň Pond Heritage Center


Located in the heart of Třeboň at Masaryk Square No. 89, the Třeboň Pond Heritage Center offers a captivating glimpse into the rich history of pond farming in South Bohemia. Discover the legacy of Štěpánek Netolický and Jakub Krčín through an interactive exhibition housed in Štěpánek Netolický’s historic residence.

Interactive Exhibition on Pond Farming

History of Třeboň Ponds Delve into the creation and evolution of the renowned Třeboň ponds. Experience a short film detailing the engineering marvel of the Zlatá stoka and engage with period measuring instruments used in pond construction. Step into the backyard and operate a functional model of the Zlatá stoka, simulating water management through sluice gates—an activity both educational and entertaining.

Exhibits and Artifacts Explore displays showcasing fishing equipment, original maps, and ancient documents that illuminate the unique landscape and craftsmanship of the Třeboň region.

Štěpánek Netolický and Jakub Krčín: Pioneers of Pond Farming

Štěpánek Netolický (ca. 1460–1538) Learn about Štěpánek Netolický, a pivotal figure in early pond management. As the chief pond governor, he engineered the Zlatá stoka—a waterway pivotal to the Třeboň pond system—and contributed significantly to local infrastructure and surveying practices.

Jakub Krčín (1535–1604) Discover Jakub Krčín’s enduring impact on pond farming. Serving under the Rosenbergs, he expanded and constructed numerous ponds including the monumental Rožmberk pond, a feat of engineering completed in 1589. Krčín’s innovations included flood management strategies, shaping the landscape and economy of South Bohemia.

Visitor Information

Location: Třeboň Pond Heritage Center, Masarykovo náměstí 89, 379 01 Třeboň
Contact: Tel. +420 702 168 620, Email: dum.stepanka.netolickych@seznam.cz
Website: Třeboň Pond Heritage Center
GPS Coordinates: 49.004110, 14.770553

Opening Hours

  • April: Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:00
  • May: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:00
  • June – August: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 – 17:00
  • September: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:00
  • October: Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:00
  • November – March: Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 17:00
  • Open year-round with varying hours; check website for seasonal updates.

Admission Prices

  • Adults: 80 CZK
  • Reduced Price (students, seniors): 50 CZK
  • Family Ticket: 210 CZK

Note: Guided tours available; advance booking recommended for groups.

Discover Třeboň’s Rich Pond Farming Legacy

Immerse yourself in the history and innovations of Třeboň’s pond farming industry at the Třeboň Pond Heritage Center. Experience interactive exhibits, learn about visionary figures, and explore the enduring cultural and ecological significance of South Bohemia’s ponds.

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