Podyjí National Park is a natural protected area in the South Moravian Region situated along the border with Austria between the towns of Znojmo and Vranov nad Dyjí. Although it’s relatively small in size, it’s bursting with natural splendour. It lures travellers with its unspoiled charm, ubiquitous tranquillity, breathtaking views and hundreds of rare species of fauna and flora. Podyjí is a place every nature lover should see. The Czech name Podyjí refers to the…
Sloup Castle is a small castle in the village of the same name in northern Bohemia. Its unique feature is its location: it is situated inside of a freestanding sandstone rock. And this rock gave the castle its name because sloup means is Czech “column”. The full name of the village is Sloup v Čechách, which means “Sloup in Bohemia”. It should not be confused with the town of Sloup near the Moravian Karst in…
Panská Skála is a natural landmark situated near the town of Kamenický Šenov in the Liberec Region, in northern Bohemia. The name can be translated as “the Lord’s Rock”. Due to its appearance, it is colloquially known also as Varhany (“pipe organs”). Its hexagonal basalt columns reach up to 12 m (39 ft) and resemble the ones in the famous Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.
The Pravčická brána is the largest natural arch in Europe. It is located in the Bohemian Switzerland National Park (Národní park České Švýcarsko), in the Ústí nad Labem Region, in northwestern Bohemia. It is a symbol of the national park and one of the most recognizable natural landmarks in Czechia.
Praděd is a mountain in the Hrubý Jeseník range, on the border of the Moravian-Silesian and Olomouc Regions. The mountain peak itself is situated in Czech Silesia and the Moravian-Silesian Region. The border between Silesia and Moravia runs below the peak. With its elevation of 1,491.3 m (4,893 ft) above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Czech Silesia and Moravia, and the fifth-highest in the whole of Czechia.
Šumava National Park, called in Czech: Národní park Šumava), is one of four national parks in Czechia. It is located in two southern regions bordering Germany and Austria: the Plzeň Region and the South Bohemian Region. On the German side of the border, there is also a national park, namely the Bavarian Forest National Park.
This great view of the Vltava river was taken from the place called in Czech Vyhlídka Máj, meaning more or less “the Máj Lookout”. Wonderful, isn’t it? It is located near the village of Teletín in the Central Bohemian Region.