While wandering through his home country, Leoš Janáček liked to visit the watermill in Kozlovice, today’s Na Mlýně landmark. This site inspired him to compose his famous opera Her Stepdaughter (Její pastorkyňa). Perhaps you won’t exactly write an opera after visiting this timber house of Na Mlýně, but the memories of enjoying local specialties will surely be music to your ears.
Wallachian sauerkraut kyselica soup, halušky with sheep cheese, homemade crackling spread and, to top it off, beer specialties brewed right here in Kozlovice. Those are excerpts from the refined menu from which you can make your choice at this stylish historic mill.
After your meal, be sure to take a tour of the entire premises of this mill, mentioned in the chronicles as far back as 1581. You can admire the 250-meter-long water trough and a functioning waterwheel, as well as St. Florian’s chapel and other artifacts at the mini museum. In the summer, you might also run into the blacksmith on the job.
And if you want to do even more for your health, other than breathe in some fresh air or explore the local bike paths, book an hour at the sauna in oak barrels with a cooling pool filled with well water. Or take your partner and immerse yourself into a Kozlovice barrel with water warmed up to 39°C.
To ensure you have enough time to explore the foothills of Beskydy, spend a few nights at Na Mlýně. You can sleep over in the chambers or stylish timbered suites.