Bohemian Paradise rock labyrinths
Hruboskalsko a Prachovské Rocks – two sandstone rock labyrinths, which can not be missed by any toutists visitng the region. But there are altogether 16 sandstone rock locations in Bohemian Paradise – surprisingly a large number in a region with area 1400 km2.
One of the most famous rock formation locations is Hruboskalsko, known for its impressive rock towers, reaching up to 55 metres high, as well as its romantic valleys. Prachovské skály Rocks lie in the easternmost corner of Bohemian Paradise. Near the town of Sobotka lies Plakánek Valley, where visitors can admire its majestic beauty next to the well preserved gothic Kost Castle.
Maloskalsko in the north is a true jewel of Bohemian Paradise. The distinct Vranovský Ridge and Suché skály Rocks are what is left of a huge earth block that was thrust out of the Earth when the Alpine-Carpathian tectonic plates collided. The narrow rock block on the right bank of the Jizera River served as foundations for the Vranov and Frýdštejn fortresses in the middle ages. The rocks near Besedice, together with the Kalich and Chléviště rock mazes, offer spectacular views over the entire valley. Another tourist attraction is the group of Borecké skály Rocks near Rovensko pod Troskami. You can enter the Klokočské and Betlémské skály Rocks either by taking a path past the romantic Rotštejn Castle or through the unique Klokočské průchody Passages. Drábské světničky is one of the most popular destinations in the southeast. Together with the Příhrazské skály Rocks, they constitute part of the Žehrov tectonic block, which is characterised by the distinct Mužský basalt hill.
Kozákov Lookout Tower
Kozákov is the highest hill in Český Ráj. On the top, there is the Riegrova tourist chalet built in 1928; in 1993 a metal tower was added whose gallery...Bohemian Paradise >
Lookout Tower on the top of Tábor
The hill of Tábor, covered with forest, and its lookout tower is a popular tourist destination. The original lookout tower was built in 1897. It was...Bohemian Paradise >
Hlavatice Lookout Rock
The sandstone rock offers views of the surroundings. The isolated sandstone rock is located at the northern edge of the plateau of Hrubá Skála, not far...Bohemian Paradise >
This magnificent tree stand was built for the holder of the Lomnice estate, the Lord of Rohan. The tower was built in 1862 by builder Pruvot in the...Bohemian Paradise >
The most visited rock lookout point in Český Ráj. The Mariánská Vyhlídka is one of the most popular and most visited lookout points in Český Ráj. It offers...Bohemian Paradise >
The Milohlídka – Čeřovka Lookout Tower
The Čeřovka elevation is located in the northern end of the town of Jičín. In 1843, the oldest lookout tower in Bohemian Paradise, Milohlídka, was built on...Bohemian Paradise >
Valdická brána (tower)
The Valdická Brána - Valdice Gate is a Renaissance structure that was built between 1568 and 1578 as a part of the town fortification. The highest...Bohemian Paradise >
Dubecko Lookout Tower
The lookout tower on the top of Dubecko was set in operation in December 2001. It is used by mobile operators as well. The lookout platform is elevated 33...Bohemian Paradise >
Kopanina Lookout Tower
The Kopanina is one of the first lookout towers built by the Czech Tourist Association. The 18-metre-high lookout tower with a covered gallery was...Bohemian Paradise >