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. 


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.

Length of routh: 5,9 km

But we are not going straight to the tower, but we will be using the blue trail which will lead us to Zebín. At the end of four rows of a lime tree alley stands Valdštejnská lodžie (loggia). Early baroque structure open on the vast park was built with use of natural astronomical and landscape axis. At the back of the park an old Jewish cemetery is hidden. In the centre of loggia in direction of Kumburk, is another interesting building: Cartuzian abbey in Valdice. There is a prison over there now so we will not be looking inside it. It is worth to see though town Jičín where we will find not just a Valdštejn castle, but synagogue, because Albrecht von Wallenstein had a coworker a Jew-Jacob Baševi who knew how to earn money. Jičín has a lot to offer children as well - it is a place of the fairy tales. And if we want to look at the world from above, we can climb the tower of Valdice gate and adore the scenery from its gallery.

Created 19.10.2010 23:43:44 - updated 4.1.2011 15:53:02 | read 2259x | Ing. Jiří Lukeš
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