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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

Fairytale forest park in Rakovsky tells "The woe"

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

A woodcutter had two sons.


Every time he went to the forest, he took one of them as a helper.


Fairy tale "Trouble" in the park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovsky

Once the woodcutter came across the car and said to his sons:


- Come on, boys, go to the forest alone for wood, and I'll stay at home to rest, because I'm very tired.


The boys were glad that they had an opportunity to cancel their father and drove the car. On leaving the house, the elder turned back and asked his father:


- Dad, if our car breaks down, who will fix it for us?


"Don't worry," replied the father. - If you break the car, call trouble - it will fix it.


The boys went to the forest.


They unharnessed, let the oxen graze and grabbed the axes.


It spun around. They started cutting.


They quickly chopped wood, loaded and overloaded the car.


They harnessed the cattle again and drove back.


Won't you, in the middle of the road, going down a hill, the overloaded car accelerated, hit the yoke and broke the towbar.


The two boys bit their lips. Now how are they going to get the car with the wood?


Then the elder guessed about his father's order and began to shout as loud as he could:


- Woe! Alas! Come fix our car!


Fairy tale "Trouble" in the park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovsky

Nobody called.


- Woe! - gasped the little one's voice even louder. - Come on, we're in trouble!


But the forest was deaf and there was no trouble.


Fairy tale "Trouble" in the park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovsky

It got dark.


The birds returned to their nests. A pale moon appeared in the sky.


- Father - said the younger brother - it was seen that this cursed trouble will not come. Who knows where she is stuck in the desert - probably fixing another car or lying under a tree. Let's fix the car ourselves.


Fairy tale "Trouble" in the park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovsky

– How? – asked the older one. - It is not an easy job.


– We will cut a new drawbar from dry dogwood, carve it and that's it!


Said, done.

The two nimble boys ran, found a dry dogwood, cut it down, carved it nicely, made a new drawbar and put it in place of the broken one.


They drove the car home.


While they were unloading the wood, they told their father what had happened.


- Leave it, dad, we broke the towbar in the middle of the road. We began to cry trouble. We shouted, we shouted, we cleared our throats, but she did not call, as if she had sunk into the ground. Then we got on our own and made a new tow bar, stronger than the old one.


The father smiled and said:


- Well, boys, you looked for trouble in the deserts, and it was with you. Adversity itself has helped you fix your car. Think about it for a while and you'll see that I'm right.


The fabulous photo moments were captured in the "Fairy Tale Forest" park in the town of Rakovski.


Links to the rest of the Fairytale Forest tales:



How do you get to the city of Rakovski?

Rakovski is a city in southern Bulgaria, Plovdiv district, the administrative center of Rakovski municipality.



It is named after the prominent Bulgarian national revolutionary Georgi Stoykov Rakovski, known as Georgi Sava Rakovski.



The city was created in 1966 by the merger of three villages - General Nikolaevo, Sekirovo and Parcevich, in the past called Kalachlii, Baltaja and Alifakakh respectively.

The villages are inhabited by the descendants of Paulicians who converted to Catholicism in the 17th - 19th centuries.


Catholic Cathedral "Sacred Heart of Jesus" in the city of Rakovsky
Catholic Cathedral "Sacred Heart of Jesus" in the city of Rakovsky

Rakovski stands at:

  • 161 kilometers (about 1 hour and 47 minutes by car) from the capital

  • 29 kilometers (about 38 minutes by car) from the city of Plovdiv

  • 345 kilometers (about 3 hours and 55 minutes by car) from the city of Varna

  • 229 kilometers (about 2 hours and 07 minutes by car) from the city of Burgas



How do you get to the "Fairytale Forest" park in the city of Rakovski?

You will also find "Fairytale Forest" park near "G.S. Rakovski" street between "Sekirovo" and "General Nikolaevo" districts.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski

Nearby is the "G.S. Rakovski" stadium, which is a great landmark.



What can be seen nearby?

Adjacent to the "Fairytale Forest" park is the Adapted Children's Playground.


Adapted playground in the town of Rakovski
Adapted playground in the town of Rakovski

16 kilometers east of the town of Rakovski (about 17 minutes by car) is the town of Brezovo.


In Brezovo, on a weekday, stop by the municipality to see the exhibition dedicated to Beethoven's best portraitist - Mincho Katsarov.


Mincho Katsarov – the best portrait painter of Beethoven
Mincho Katsarov – the best portrait painter of Beethoven

Another great Bulgarian artist - Zlatyo Boyadzhiev - is from Brezovo. His house in the town of Brezovo is open for visits and anyone can see it.


Birthplace of Zlatyo Boyadzhiev in the town of Brezovo
Birthplace of Zlatyo Boyadzhiev

27 kilometers northeast of the town of Rakovski (about 29 minutes by car) you will find the village of Babek. "Babek" dam is located nearby, near which you can take a wonderful walk.


"Babek" Dam in the skirts of Sarnena Sredna Gora
"Babek" Dam in the skirts of Sarnena Sredna Gora

Just 10 kilometers north of the village of Babek (about 16 minutes by car) you will find the Svezhen Architectural and Historical Reserve.


In the village of Svezhen, you can visit the church "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul".


Church "Holy equal apostles Peter and Paul" in the village of Svezhen
Church "Holy equal apostles Peter and Paul" in the village of Svezhen

You can visit the ruins of the old church "St. George", near which the foundations have been discovered - the remains of cells plastered with mud plaster on the walls, which are supposed to have been inhabited by the scribes-calligraphers of the Adjarian literary school.


The ruins of the old church "St. George" in the village of Svezhen
The ruins of the old church "St. George" in the village of Svezhen

And as a finale, my dear friends,

you shouldn't miss a look

the special album with photo moments –

discovered, experienced, captured and shared with you!



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