Top 5 Alternative Czech Nature Tours
Are you traveling during the summer to the Czechia? And do you want to visit some extraordinary and unusual places? Here you go! The second article by the Czech Centre Bucharest, this time about the most interesting spots in the Czech nature.
Find the first article about architectural monuments in Prague: here.
By Jakub Charousek
Hydroelectric plant Dlouhé Stráně.
The Jeseníky Mountains are hosting two unique places. The first one is the pumped storage hydroelectric plant Dlouhé Stráně. Ranked among the seven wonders of the Czech republic, the upper reservoir is at the altitude of 1,350 meters on Mravenečník Mountain, attract a lot of attention. The second spot is Praděd, the highest mountain in Moravia and the 5th highest mountain in Czechia. But there is also the Praděd’s transmitter and if you count also the height of the tower, Praděd is the highest point in Czechia.
Praděd – the transmitter and view tower.
South Bohemia is not just Chateau Český Krumlov and Hluboká nad Vltavou, which you can find in every travel guide. Visit Třeboň region and its unique pond system (part of UNESCO). The landscape around more than 500 ponds is ideal for cycling and walking. Another untraditional spots are the water dams on Vltava river. The reservoirs are very popular for camping, swimming and water sports. Check online for example the largest one called Orlík.
Žďákov Bridge – steel arch bridge.
Central Bohemian Uplands
Beautiful volcanic cones rising from the peaceful lowlands around the River Labe, yellow and hilltops crowned with the ruins of medieval castles, those are just an examples of what you can actually find in the Central Bohemian Uplands. One of the most interesting spots is the Boreč hill, situated only 6 km from Lovosice. The hill is a natural accumulator of thermal energy because of its labyrinth of deep clefts. The air inside of the clefts is keeping its temperature, does not matter what season of the year is. This phenomenon is influencing the temperature of the environs and it made the ecosystems on the hill unique.
Boreč – natural accumulator of thermal energy.
Region Broumov is a small town, situated in the east of Krkonoše Mountains, close to the borders with Poland. Around the year 1710, the capable representative of the Benedictine Břevnov-Broumov Abbey Otmar Zinke initiated the construction of 9 churches in the region. Made by the Czech famous baroque architects Kryštof and Kilián Ignác Dienzenhofer, the churches are perfectly complementing with the landscape of the area. Exactly on the borders with Poland there are Adršpach-Teplice Rocks on the Czech side and Park Krajobrazowy Sudety Wałbrzyskie on the Polish side. Both locations are rich in weird and beautiful rock formations and interesting as well as beautiful places. The rocks got names such as Mayor and Mayoress, Eagle’s Nest, the Tooth and Devil’s Bridge and you can also visit the Great Waterfall.
Adršpach-Teplice Rocks – an unusual set of sandstone formations.
Hradec Králové, so-called the Salon of the Republic and also the 8th biggest city in Czechia is a unique combination of historical, modern architecture of the 20´s and a parks and forests. There are beautiful parks on the confluence of Labe and Orlice rivers and huge pine forests around the city, ideal for cycling, roller skating and all other possible outdoor activities. The dominants of the city are the church and the White Tower on the main square. The modern face of Hradec Králové was buildt in Art Nouveau and Functionalism styles by the world famous architects Jan Kotěra and Josef Gočár. Their unusual urban planning concept evokes admiration to this very day and is responsible for the city’s nickname, the Salon of the Republic. Also, do not forget to visit freshly renovated Gallery of Modern Art. You can see works by such masters as the genius of Art Nouveau Alfons Mucha, one of the most renowned graphic artists of modern painting František Kupka or the superb representative of Cubism (and the best-selled artist in Czechia) Emil Filla.
This church in the centre of the city of Hradec Králové is dedicated to Saint Michael the Archanagel as an Orthodox church.Tweet