Natural Attractions

Natural attractions in the Czech Republic have been drawing crowds for centuries – and its easy to see why. With its relaxed natural beauty, the Czech Republic allows visitors to see world-class beauties in the form of caves, mountains, forests, and more, in an unpretentious and easily-accessible environment. Go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking or leisurely mushroom picking in Šumava or Krkonoše, appreciate the mystical attraction of the caves just outside of Prague or in the easterly areas around Ostrava, or soak up the dramatic splendor of the rock formations in Česky Raj, or Czech Paradise. In short, there are plenty of reasons to get beyond the charming city-center of the Czech capital city of Prague and see what else this surprising nation has to offer.

  • Orlické Mountains | Natural Attractions | Czech Republic Orlické Mountains

    The Orlice Mountains, which are spread at the northeastern edge of the Czech Republic by the Polish border and feature many unique natural wonders and an array of instances of traditional folk architecture have been a protected landscape area ever since 1969. What's more, the Orlice Mountains have been widely outside the attention scope of most tourists and travelers and are thus an excellent tip for a relaxing day-trip or a few-days' stay for all those who crave peaceful walks...

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  • Broumov Rock Walls | Natural Attractions in the Czech Republic Broumov Area

    The Broumov Protected Landscape Area is located at the northeastern edge of the Czech Republic by the Polish border in the Broumov Projection and is a true paradise for any lover of nature and rock cities. A natural center of the Broumov area is the town of Broumov which features the Benedictine Broumov Monastery whose current high Baroque design is the work of the architect Kilián Ignác Dintzenhofer, as well as the wooden church of St. Mary. In the vicinity...

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  • Krkonoše National Park Krkonoše National Park

    Krkonoše National Park, located along the the Polish border at the northern edge of the Czech Republic, has the job of protecting the flora and fauna of Krkonoše (the Giant Mountains), the highest European mountain range north of the Alps. Krkonoše has always attracted many visitors, both those interested in exploring its unique natural wonders and attractions, and those looking to pursue various outdoor sports such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, cycling and mountaineering, and also lesser-known sports such as the...

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  • Šumava National Park | Plešné Lake Šumava National Park

    Šumava National Park, which is located at the southwestern edge of the Czech Republic by the Austrian border, is the country’s largest national park. The park was founded in 1991 as a means to protecting the local unique peat bogs, glacier lakes, beech and spruce forests and mountain meadows. Apart form its preservation and research purposes Šumava National Park is with its over 680 square kilometers a great area for hiking and relaxation in the middle of intact countryside. Apart...

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  • Pravčice gate | Czech Switzerland | Natural Attractions Czech Switzerland

    The National Reservation of Czech Switzerland, the youngest national park of the Czech Republic, is located in North Bohemia right by the border with Germany. Visitors of this national park founded in 2000 and covering an area of almost 80 square kilometers can admire the local unique sandstone rock formations including the famous Pravčice Gate (Pravčická brána), the largest rock gate in Europe. Czech Switzerland features a rich variety of sandstone formations including rock cities, walls, gorges, mazes and towers....

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  • Víra Pond | Třeboň Natural Attractions Třeboň Ponds

    In South Bohemia in the vicinity of the town of Třeboň there is a pond area that is unique by European standards with a history of more than 6 centuries, and that was nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage List. The current character of the Třeboň pond-complex is a result of sensitive changes to the landscape performed by our ancestors that started back in the 12th century and thanks to which what was once swampland was changed into a system...

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  • Macocha Abyss - bottom The Macocha Abyss

    The legendary Macocha Abyss is located north of Brno in the area of the Moravian Karst (Moravský Kras) and is over 138 meters deep, which makes it the deepest abyss of its kind in the Czech Republic. The abyss was created by a collapse of the ceiling of a large cave and its bottom, where the Punkva Creek flows through the Punkva Caves. The Macocha Abyss can be viewed from two catwalks offering superb views which were both built towards...

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  • Prachov Rock Formations | Photo: Aleš Mihálik Prachov Rock Formations (Prachovské skály)

    The Prachov Rock Formations, one of the best-known rock cities in the Czech Republic, is located in northwestern Bohemia between the towns of Jičín and Sobotka and ranks among the most popular trip destinations in the Czech Paradise (Český ráj) UNESCO geopark. The Prachov Rock Formations offer many impressive sandstone formations set in a romantically varied landscape with many deep gorges and high rock towers offering round-about views, and so have always attracted hikers as well as rock-climbers. The visitors...

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  • Hruboskalsko | Trips in the Czech Republic Hruboskalsko Rock City

    Right in the heart of Český ráj (Czech Paradise) between the Hrubá Skála chateau and Valdštejn Castle is the intriguing Hruboskalsko sandstone rock city. This rock city consists among others of natural rock towers reaching up to 55 meters. The rocks are made of geologically late and thus softer sandstone and so this rock city has an extremely rugged character (thanks to which the rock city is loved by rock climbers) and features a number of aesthetically pleasing shapes and...

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  • Bozkov dolomite caves | Underground lake Bozkov Dolomite Caves

    At the northern edge of the Czech Paradise (Český ráj), not far from the town of Semily are located the Bozkov Dolomite Caves (Bozkovské dolomitové jeskyně), the largest discovered dolomite cave complex in the Czech Republic and a part of the national natural heritage since 1999. The caves were created by corrosive activities of underground water on the dolomite massive with a significant admixture of quartz and feature rich natural decoration. The lower part of the caves is flooded and...

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  • Koněprusy Caves | Natural Attractions in the Czech Republic Koněprusy Caves (Koněpruské jeskyně)

    If you are looking for a great location for a day-trip from Prague, you should certainly consider the Koněprusy Caves, the largest cave complex in the Czech Republic, located just 6 km (4 miles) from Beroun and about 20 miles south-west of Prague, in the protected landscape area of the Czech Karst (Český kras). The Koněprusy Caves offer guided group tours that take about an hour and during which visitors have the opportunity to enjoy many of the spectacular creations...

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  • Lipno Dam | Beach Lipno Dam

    The Lipno Dam, sometimes referred to as the 'Czech Sea', is the largest man-made dam in the Czech Republic and covers an area of more than 48 square kilometers. The dam, located by the southern border of the Czech Republic and neighboring Sumava National Park is a popular vacation destination during all seasons, and offers plenty of opportunities for those who want to be active or just relax and get to know the beautiful south-Bohemian landscape. If you decide to...

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