Oldrich Oak

Peruc, Czech Republic

The Oldřich Oak, also known as the Prince Oldřich Oak, is a Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) tree located in the market town of Peruc. It is estimated to be about 1,000 years old. The tree has a height of 30 m and a trunk circumference of 810 cm.

The tree derives its name from a legend, set in the 11th century, involving Oldřich of Bohemia and Božena, the mother of his only son. According to the legend, Oldřich set out on a hunt and travelled to Peruc. There, he spied a beautiful peasant girl, Božena, by a well (known today as Božena's spring) and was immediately entranced by her. Oldřich abandoned his hunt and took Božena back to Prague, and she eventually gave birth to his son Bretislaus. In the legend, Oldřich's first meeting with Božena took place in sight of the Oldřich Oak.

The Oldřich Oak is mentioned in the Chronicle of Dalimil.

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239, Peruc, Czech Republic
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Founded: 11th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Czech Republic

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Tom SK (2 years ago)
Unassuming tranquil place with a beautiful, majestic tree that lived through a few things.
Dandalf (2 years ago)
Dub
pepap josef pasulka (3 years ago)
You can feel the age of the tree. As the legend says, this tree had seen dates of the duke Oldřich and his lowborn lady Božena, its age is estimated to 800-1000 years ... So many events happened and the tree silently watched and still watches. Awesome :-)
Jaroslav Šuma (5 years ago)
Super
Dana Hlaváčková (5 years ago)
Krásné, magické místo staročeské historie. Silná energie, romantické místo.
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