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Šibeniční vrch Nature Trail


Category: Nature Trails Region: Sokolov and its surroundings Town: Bečov nad Teplou


The nature trail Šibeniční vrch (Gallows Hill) focuses on history and the medieval capital punishment law. The kilometre-long trail starts in the town square in Bečov and ends on Šibeniční Hill execution ground. We recommend connecting the visit of this trail with the visit to Bečov Chateau.


  1. About the nature trail. Capital punishment law and executions.
  2. Capital punishment and hangings.
  3. Procession leading to the gallows.
  4. Executioner, his profession and social position
  5. Types of gallows, executions and burials of the condemned person

Trail length

1 km

Means of locomotion



Medium-demanding terrain with noticeable climb especially in the final part of the trail, on roads or forest paths maximum


1 hour


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