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. 

Bozkovské Dolomite CavesBozkovské Dolomite Caves

The dolomite caves with the largest underground lake in Bohemia.

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. 


Lookout towers and viewpoints

Although Bohemian Paradise (Český ráj) does not have mountains or highlands, you can still find elevation differences similar to some mountain ranges. These elevation differences mean that Bohemian Paradise features many places with far-reaching views. In addition to 12 lookout and observation towers, there are almost 100 other lookout points.


Hlavatice, 1900

Lookout towers, the structures used to look at the scenery around the place are unique in Central Europe. Their popularity comes from over hundred-year-old tradition, as well as from the fact that Central Europe mostly consists of highlands and is covered with wooded mountain ranges but not very high mountain peaks. The biggest number of the lookout towers these days is in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary.

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Lookout towers and viewpoints


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Excursions on foot

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Biking trips

We have prepared for you three biking trips altogether which will lead you to the most beautiful lookout towers of the Bohemian Paradise. The starting point of the first two trips is the town of Turnov and the third trail begins in Jičín. None of the trails exceeds 40 km. However, you have to bear in mind that the lookout towers are situated on hills and so you will be in for a solid ascent to the altitude above 600 m. The trails usually lead along secondary roads and along forest or cart roads in some shorter sections. This is to avoid cars and to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Bohemian Paradise. That is why mountain or, possibly, trekking bikes are more suitable for biking. All trails go near the railway at some points thus it is possible to shorten the trip if you are tired or have trouble with your bike. We wish you pleasant moments spent in the bike saddle and far-reaching views from the lookout towers.

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