Prachovské skály (rocks)Prachovské skály (rocks)

The Prachovské Skály nature preserve is one of the most popular regions in the Czech Republic. It is one of the oldest nature preserves in the country. 

Bozkovské Dolomite CavesBozkovské Dolomite Caves

The dolomite caves with the largest underground lake in Bohemia.


The Hruboskalsko is one of the best-known rock formations. It is characterised by impressive towers reaching up to 55 m and also by steep canyons. 


Ruined castle Frýdštejn

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Frýdštejn 80
Frýdštejn, 463 42

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The preserved ruin of a rock castle rises above the valley of the Jizera River. The typical watch tower is a beautiful dominant feature of the Maloskalsko area.

The castle was in part carved in the rock and the limited space made the builders create a structure consisting of several storeys. The defence was provided by the bulwark in which a large round tower was incorporated.

Another round tower was built in the area in front of the castle. Frýdštejn Castle was used by filmmakers for the settings of the popular tale Jasněnka the Princess and the Flying Shoemaker – the scenes from the witch tower were shot right here.

Locality: 8 km from Turnov

Limburgite tongue under Frýdštejn

In the position under the castle the sandstone rocks are penetrated with 2 m strong limburgite tongue which is exposed in the cut by the road from Malá Skála to Frýdštejn. Limburgite is glassy form of basaltoides formed by fast cooling of magma in thin tongues. The local limburgite penetrates cenomanian sandstones in the location of the interrupted zone. The basic form of limburgite contains in particular the mineral augite, and the volcanic glass instead of light particles.

Opening hours

May - October Tu - Su 10:00 - 17:00

Entrance fee

Full entrance fee:50,00 CZK
Children:20,00 CZK children up to the age of 15 years
Students:30,00 CZK
Senior citizens:30,00 CZK
Zřícenina hradu Rotštejn, author: Ing. Pavla Bičíková

Texts in foreign language: English, German Services and facilities: Parking, Parking for buses, Cycle parking, Refreshments, Refreshments Castles and Castle Ruins: Castle Ruins

Zřícenina hradu Frýdštejn, author: Milan Drahoňovský
Zřícenina hradu Frýdštejn
Frýdštejn, author: Hana Palečková
Frýdštejn a okolí, author: AZfotky
Frýdštejn, author: AZfotky
Frýdštejn, author: Frýba
Frýdštejn, author: AZfotky
Frýdštejn, author: Bacovský


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