In the Verneřická part of the Central Bohemian Uplands, a village stretches along the Merboltický brook for about 4 km. It is a beautiful example of a valley village.

The village is located in the northeastern part of the Protected Landscape Area of the Central Bohemian Uplands and with effect from 1 January 2005, Merboltice was declared a “village monument zone” by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

The homesteads, relatively loosely situated above the stream, nicely show the tradition of timbered multi-storey houses with a pedestal. Some buildings today are partially brick on the ground floor (often with stone bricks), or they have even been completely rebuilt. In the past, the individual fields adjacent to the homesteads were laid out approximately perpendicular to the valley of the stream.

About 200 inhabitants live here and the village consists of interesting timbered cottages. One of the most interesting buildings in Merboltice is the medieval bell tower, which is a cultural monument, or a local cemetery.


From the village it is possible to take several trips to the surroundings, especially to the lookout towers. A blue tourist route leads directly from the village to Strážný vrch. From Strážná vrch you can continue following “the blue” and later along the green route to the Beaver Gorge. If you want to go on a longer trip, it is possible to set off from Merboltice along the blue route towards Valkeřice and from there to the Kohout lookout tower.


Merboltice 53

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