Speaking of the village of Tetín, most people recall excerpts from The Book of Czech Legends - Krok, Kazi, Teta, Libuše… (ED - the legendary mythic father named Krok and his three daughters Kazi, Teta and Libuše who eventually became a first judge because of her wisdom and perhaps fortuneteller abilities…)

The village Tetín is located near the town Beroun, on the edge of Český Kras (Bohemian Karst). Many were here as tourists, some of them as pilgrims. This place is connected with the first lady of the Czech history, St. Ludmila, a grandmother to St. Wenceslas (the patron of the Czech nation) and the one who was strangled at Tetín castle. Some came here according to Hajek´s Chronicle – he managed Tetín parsonage for six years and led detailed chronicle of it – yet, it is hard to distinguish reality and fantasy in it. Many come here as nature lovers, the village borders are also boundaries of the Koda and Tetínské skály (Tetin Rocks) national natural reserves.

There are three churches at Tetín. The oldest one is the Chapel of St. Catherine (approx. 12th century). Next to it, a church build on the side of an older church is the one dedicated to St. Ludmila (first church connected and dedicated to her name). Its baroque appearance dates back to 1880s and was renovated in 1992. The third castle is dedicated to St. John of Nepomuk. This church is often pictured on most of the postcards from Tetín, mainly due to its picturesque location above the Tetín cliffs above the Berounka river.

The appearance of the village changed much at the end of 19th century. A former little agricultural settlement with widespread sheep breeding began to form in connection with the industrial boom in the close town of Beroun. The strongest influence was the development of limestone mining and cement production. Number of quarries have been established around Tetin, especially in the Damil area. The development of quarries gave rise to narrow-gauge railway established in 1898 going from the city of Králův Dvůr to the town of Beroun, finishing at Koněprusy caves. This short line, also referred to as “Ajska”, finished its operation on December 24th, 1962. On the slope of Damil, remains of building monuments could be seen – the original tunnel and culvert above Tetín castle. Employees of quarries and other surrounding industry very much shaped the social composition of local population and their political beliefs. During World War I., some of the local people were sent to fight in the Czechoslovak legions on the battlefields across the European continent.

Agriculture and surrounding countryside are largely covered by the Tetin farm, including number of fields and forests in the area. Among others, the cattle of black breed of Aberdeen Angus is kept at the meadows near the forests at the foot of Damil slope. You will surely notice them arriving to Tetín village on your way from the town of Beroun – they somehow complement the landscape in the most picturesque way. At the farm located behind the castle, you can find several horses.