Museum of Forestry, Hunting and Fishing – Ohrada Castle
The Game Keeping exposition at the Ohrada hunting lodge maps the development of Czech game keeping and game managements and their traditions.
In the main hall, the visitors’ eyes are likely to be drawn to the ceiling fresco, the work of Georg Werle, which depicts Artemis, the Greek goddess of hunt. The hall also features furniture made of antlers, a ‘fox’ carpet, and a collection of the most imposing deer antlers from the area of Bohemian Forest, which were part of the original collection assembled here at Ohrada.
The exhibition includes variously decorated hunting weapons, which represent high-quality production of well-known Czech rifle makers. Other halls present Czech furred game, including so-called ‘last catches’, but also feathered game from forests, fields, and wetlands, as well as introduced game.
Visitors can learn about various hunting techniques, weapons, and game breeding facilities. Part of the exhibition dedicated to dog breeding includes unique exhibits in the form of hunting dogs which were used for chase and belonged to the last pack of hunting dogs kept at Ohrada in the nineteenth century.