Horka II

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Horka II
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Horka II (Czech Republic)
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Basic data
State : Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Region : Středočeský kraj
District : Kutná Hora
Area : 1022 ha
Geographic location : 49 ° 44 '  N , 15 ° 8'  E Coordinates: 49 ° 43 '40 "  N , 15 ° 8' 21"  E
Height: 348  m nm
Residents : 396 (Jan. 1, 2019)
Postal code : 285 22
Status: local community
Districts: 5
Mayor : Simona Vacíková (as of 2017)
Address: Horka II 1
28522 Zruč nad Sázavou 1
Municipality number: 534056
Website : www.obec-horkaii.cz

Horka II , also Horka nad Sázavou , is a municipality with 395 inhabitants in the Czech Republic . It is located three kilometers southeast of the town of Zruč nad Sázavou in the Sasau valley and belongs to the Okres Kutná Hora . The cadastral area is 1022 ha.


The village is located on the left slope of the Sázava at 348 m above sea level. M. Neighboring towns are Dolní Pohleď in the north and Březina nad Sázavou in the east, each across the river, Milošovice and Čejtice in the southeast, Onšovec in the south and Domahoř in the west.

The valley of the Želivka , which is dammed there in the Švihov drinking water dam, runs southwest .


In the first half of the 14th century there was the village of Sloupná and a farm Horka . At that time, the courtyard was expanded into a fortress, which was initially wooden and was changed to a stone structure by Liderius Horek in the early 15th century. The name of the fortress was transferred to the village and its original name has been forgotten. In 1415 Horek was also a signer of the protest list against the burning of Jan Hus at the Council of Constance and in 1417 under Heinrich von Plauen Burgvogt on Hassenstein . After storming the castle, Wenceslaus IV confiscated all of Horek's property on May 14, 1418 and handed it over to Nikolaus von Lobkowitz .

The time and the circumstances under which Horka came from the Lobkowitzers to other owners is unknown. In the period that followed, the estate had numerous owners, including Count Wenzel Sporck, who bought it in 1807. In 1845 Joseph Stangler acquired Horka and until it was expropriated in 1945 the Knights Stangler owned Horka. The municipal administration moved into the chateau, and the Horka and Onšovec manors were divided among farmers. The former district of Milošovice was reassigned to Vlastějovice .

Since the construction of the dam, only a few houses have remained in the Hrádek district. The place and the castle ruins of Odranec were flooded. There has been a seasonal car campsite in Horka since 1985, but not by the dam, which is used exclusively for drinking water supply.


  • baroque castle with chapel of St. Joseph, built in 1768
  • Marian column, 1828

Community structure

The districts Buda, Čejtice ( Tschejtitz ), Hrádek ( Hradek ) and Onšovec ( Wonschowetz ) belong to the municipality of Horka II .

Individual evidence

  1. Český statistický úřad - The population of the Czech municipalities as of January 1, 2019 (PDF; 7.4 MiB)