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Bozkovské Dolomite CavesBozkovské Dolomite Caves

The dolomite caves with the largest underground lake in Bohemia.

HruboskalskoHruboskalsko

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. 

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. 

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Geopark Bohemian Paradise - European geopark UNESCO Bohemian Paradise

The Bohemian Paradise represents a real geology textbook. The territory of almost 700 km2 includes a whole range of geological phenomena, palaeontological, mineralogical and archaeological locations and also historical monuments. It was listed in the prestigious list of the European Network of Geoparks in October 2005.

In the course of the Earth history, lasting for almost 500 million years, the area was repeatedly the bottom of seas and lakes and volcanoes erupted here several times. The sediments of the Mesozoic sea created the base of the current sandstone “rocky towns”. Together with the eise and fall of enormous blocks of the Earth’s crust folding of rocks occurred. This resulted in the landscape with wild rocks, volcanoes, rivers, romantic valleys, forests, meadows and ponds. The impact of water under the Earth’s surface gave rise to the unique Bozkov caves with interesting carst phenomena. Various geological processes created ore deposits of iron, copper and mercury, deposits of precious stones, coal, masonry stone, slate for roofs, sands for glass works, lime and potter’s and brick clay. The local processing of precious stones has one of the longest histories in Europe. The occurrence of petrified remnants of plants and animals is of interest too. The diameter of ammonites, cephalopods from the Mesozoic sea, reached up to two meters. The most precious parts of the geopark are located within the territory of the Protected Landscape Area Bohemian Paradise.

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