Šindelová village is located in the Ore Mountains between the towns ejdek and Kraslice, directly under the main ridge of the Ore Mountains. The highest point of the village is Špičák 991 meters above sea level. The village has 36km2. Originally there were 13 settlements, today the village has 4 parts.
The first mention of Šindelová comes from 1427 about the fortress, called Hradiště U Krásné Lípy (today's part called Krasná Lípa), which was a settlement of glassmakers.
In 1769, the Nostitz family built the hunting lodge Méssides - later the Favorite, today's Favorit, surrounded by a 300-hectare enclosure that housed white deers for 150 years. The Nostitz children were educated by Jan Evangelista Purkyně and Josef Dobrovský. Family friend Johan Wolfgang von Goethe (officially stayed here 35 times) spent several birthday here.
Empress Sissi invited twice the castle. In 1839, the Nostitz family built the most famous ironworks.
Things to do:
The Tajch pond (1.5 ha) with natural bathing and camping.
In the surrounding forests there are tens of kilometers of forest roads (without car traffic) with many marked cycling routes. The surroundings of Šindelová in winter provide ideal terrain for cross-country skiers.
The text was written in cooperation with Mr. Kovařík, whom we thank for.