Urban Walk: expedition to the Troja wilderness and old gardening colonies
Date and time
25. 8. 2022, 5 pm
We will meet at the tram station No. 17 Trojská
Troja is perhaps one of the strangest areas of Prague. Firstly, it concerns the natural diversity, but also the social strata. The dwellings of the richest are in the neighbourhood of the poorest. Troja is part of the Drahan-Troja Nature Park, with steep rocky cliffs, the Čimice, Bohnice, Drahan valleys, and the last remnant of the unregulated Vltava, known as the Divoká, flowing below. The highest point of the steep slopes is the boulder Velká skála at an altitude of 314 m above sea level. Vineyards and orchards have flourished here since time immemorial, some of which have survived to this day or have recently been restored. Derelict orchards and gardening colonies serve as shelters for the homeless. They are often near millionaire villas where, for example, industrialist Alexandr Schück, footballer Jan Koller, director Věra Chytilová or Michael Kocáb lived. We will visit, among other things, the community garden Kuchyňka.
We will meet at the tram station No. 17 Trojská at 5 pm.
Guide Miloš Vojtěchovský (sonicity.cz)