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. 


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.


Excursions on foot


Hlavatice is positioned on so called Golden Trail of the Bohemian Paradise, above Turnov, and here our journey starts.

19.10.2010 23:37:39 - updated 4.1.2011 15:27:08 | read 2471x | Ing. Jiří Lukeš | Full article


If a part of the scenery has to be the telecommunication towers hopefully they serve tourists too. Dubecko is located on slightly tilted sandstone. From the sandstone formation Klokočske skály separates it Stebénka Valley, and in a small town Rovensko pod Troskami, river Veselka flows through it. Near Dubecko in the forest we will see few smaller sandstone rocks. In one of those rocks was chiseled out not long ago the wayside shrine devoted to Saint Eustache. The lookout tower is a steel mast with winding spiral of steps.

19.10.2010 23:40:12 - updated 4.1.2011 15:27:47 | read 2057x | Ing. Jiří Lukeš | Full article


Kozákov is the highest peak of the Bohemian Paradise, on the outskirts of the region in the place where it is neighbouring with the Jizerské mountains. It is true we will find the point which is higher by 100 metres, but the symbol of the whole region is Kozákov, among other things because on its slopes we will find sandstone rocks which are typical to the Bohemian Paradise. The highest point on which is located the lookout tower and a tourist lodge Riegrova chata was not originally the highest point of the summit, but the volcanic channel located about 2 km in the north-west direction. From the end of its volcanic activity, it means 4,5 mln. years ago, the mountain height increased by about 300 metres. It is now 744 m above sea level.

19.10.2010 23:41:20 - updated 4.1.2011 15:28:14 | read 2470x | Ing. Jiří Lukeš | Full article


The best place to start the trip to Kopanina is Malá Skála which is easy to get to, and which has well developed tourist base.

3.11.2010 21:14:48 - updated 4.1.2011 15:28:50 | read 2100x | Ing. Jiří Lukeš | Full article

Milohlídka – Čeřovka

Albrecht von Wallenstein (hero of The Thirty Year War and the richest man after the emperor in Austrian monarchy) thinking about his landscape compositions, really had where to take his ideas from. Volcanic hills near Jičín bring special character to the valley. On the hill Veliš once was a castle, on Zebín is even now a chapel, and between the two of them is the summit Čeřovka. Its location near Valdice Alley encourages a walk rather than a long excursion.

19.10.2010 23:43:44 - updated 4.1.2011 15:53:02 | read 2258x | Ing. Jiří Lukeš | Full article

Tábor near Lomnice nad Popelkou

Tábor was very important place of pilgrimage, and because from Lomnice nad Popelkou leads to it Way of the Cross, we start our excursion just there in Lomnice.

19.10.2010 23:45:22 - updated 4.1.2011 15:30:09 | read 2012x | Ing. Jiří Lukeš | Full article

Ski-jumping establishment in Lomnice nad Popelkou

To get to the ski resort we will start off from Lomnice nad Popelkou. In this small place survived a lot of the small cottages, and in a suburb called Karlov the sanctuary for the relics of folk architecture was established, this area is under protection. The charm of the town can be discovered walking its other streets too.

19.10.2010 23:47:11 - updated 4.1.2011 15:32:45 | read 2202x | Ing. Jiří Lukeš | Full article

Kozinec near Nová Paka

Nová Paka region is very interesting because of its minerals. In town surrounding areas one can find agate and other precious kinds of quartz, in the sediments of last period of paleozoic: fossils of tree trunks, and in some of the creeks we could be rinsing gold.

19.10.2010 23:48:41 - updated 4.1.2011 15:33:42 | read 2055x | Ing. Jiří Lukeš | Full article
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