The best way to get to Malé Svatoňovice is by train. The connection between Prague and Trutnov runs in both directions almost every hour. Even about half of the connections are without transfers, but in some cases with the route from Prague, you will have to make a stop in Hradec Králové or Pardubice.
From Wroclaw, the best way you can get to Malé Svatoňovice is through Hradec Králové, where you arrive by bus. Then you will change seats onto a train that will take you (mostly directly) into Malé Svatoňovice.Praha - Malé Svatoňovice
The Museum of the Čapek Brothers was established in the birth house of Karel Čapek, and each of the brothers has his own exposition. Karel’s exposition is aimed at the family residency in Malé Svatoňovice and individual periods and areas of his work (literature including creations for children, journalist work, photography, drawings…). Josef’s exposition forms a cross-section of his entire artwork as a painter, and it is accompanied by documents from his life. At the entrance of the museum both expositions are introduced by a selection of regional art photos, whose author is Zdenko Feyfar, a native from the nearby city Jilemnice.
The brothers Karel and Josef Čapek were multifaceted artists from the interwar period. Both were writers, and at the beginning they even created together. Karel furthermore worked as a journalist, while Josef is known rather as a painter.
A bronze life-sized statue of both brothers is located in the park in front of the museum. Just a few steps away a legendary healing water spring can be found, thanks to which the town Malé Svatoňovice is often also called the Water Fountain. The Čapek brothers used to call their native region “The Garden of the Mountain Man from the Giant Mountains” (Krakonošova zahrada).
… the internationally used word “robot“, whose authorship is credited to Karel Čapek, was in fact created by his brother Josef and originates from the word of Slavic origin “robota“ which means “work“?