Rock towns
Bohemian Paradise
Bohemian Switzerland
Adršpach Rock Town
These three areas in the
north of theCzech Republic
are renowned for their
bizarre rock formations
and are bliss for avid climbers.
The view fromthe ground
is stunning, but the view
fromthe topwill take your
breath away. In all these areas
you can enjoy both romance
and the opportunity to scale
challenging rocks.
Adršpach
Rock Town
Adršpach-Teplice Rocks
This “rock town” is located
near the Polish border in
a renowned mountaineering
area. If you follow the marked
path, you will find rocks
with symbolic names such as
Grandma’s Sofa (Babiččina
lenoška), Sugar Loaf (Cukrová
homole) and Knight’s Helmet
(Rytířská přilbice). Children
in particular will enjoy
matching up the names with
the rocks’ shapes.
A romantic and undemanding
walk through the rock towns
of Adršpach, with small
lakes and waterfalls, can
be enhanced by a boat ride
around the lake in the middle
of the rocks.
Bohemian
Paradise
Bohemian Paradise
(Český ráj) is a UNESCO-
listed Geopark. It consists of
several “rock towns” between
Jičín and Železný Brod: the
Prachov Rocks (Prachovské
skály), the Hrubá Skala
(Hruboskalsko) and Malá
Skála (Maloskalsko) rock
towns, and the Příhrazy
Rocks (Příhrazské skály).
The forces of nature – wind,
rain, frost and sun – sculpted
the sandstone rocks here
into bizarre shapes. The
highest peak in Bohemian
Paradise, Kozákov, is known
as a hunting ground for semi-
precious minerals.
Prachov Rocks
(Prachovské skály)
A place that will definitely
test your courage. You will
squeeze through narrow
crevices between rocks and
climb up from inside them to
reach the adrenaline-enhanced
views from the top.
Trosky
and Valdštejn castles
When you arrive in Bohemian
Paradise, already from
a distance you will be
awe-struck by an unusual
silhouette on the horizon –
the ruins of Trosky Castle.
Its two towers, called
Bába (Granny) and Panna
(Maiden), were built on two
peaks formed from volcanic
activity. The attractive “rock
town” (Hruboskalsko) near
the village of Hrubá Skála,
with the Valdštejn rock castle,
is located not far from here.
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Cycling below Trosky Castle
Adršpach
Hrubá Skála
Adršpach
Kozákov
Radvánovice
Jičín
Prachovské
skály
Hrubá
Skála
Kost
Valdštejn
Trosky
Železný
Brod
Maloskalsko
Hruboskalsko
Příhrazské
skály
Adršpach
Český ráj
Český ráj
České
Švýcarsko
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