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Beautiful Natural Sights Around Czech Republic

The Czech Republic might not be a large country but it offers countless stunning natural wonders and sights that will leave you breathless.

There are mountains and vineyards, virgin forests, lakes and waterfalls, the Czech Republic has something for all nature lovers!

Boubín Virgin Forest (Boubínský prales)

The Boubín Virgin Forest has been a National Wildlife Refuge since 1858 and it’s a part of the Protected Landscape Area of the Bohemian Forest (Šumava). It’s one of the most touristic areas of the Bohemian Forest and there’s a famous educational trail but experts inform that the continuous touristic load slowly destroys the virgin forest.

Location: 48°58′37.56″ N,13°48′43.56″ E, Prachatice District

Prachov Rocks (Prachovské skály)

The Protected Landscape Area of Bohemian Paradise offers a view of an extraordinary complex of sandstone rocks called Prachovské skály that formed over 60 million years ago. Their unique form is due to the effect of wind and rain and it’s what attracts tens of thousands visitors every year.

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Location: 50°28′6″ N,15°17′3″ E, 5 – 7 km northwest from the town of Jičín in the Hradec Králové Region

Moravian Karst (Moravský kras)

Moravský kras is a South-Moravian complex of dripstone caverns and Protected National Nature Monument and an abyss called Macocha (Stepmother). The geological features of the karst include also gorges. It can be reached on foot from the nearby villages. At the present, it’s the only cavern complex in Europe that offers a boat ride. There is a series of tours, you can see more at the webpage of the Cave Administration of the Czech Republic.

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Location: 49°16′41″N 16°44′3″E

Pravčice Gate (Pravčická brána)

Pravčická brána is a famous touristic point of Bohemian Switzerland (České Švýcarsko). It’s a sandstone arch near Hřensko in Ústí nad Labem region. It’s the largest natural sandstone arch in Europe and a Protected National Nature Monument.

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Location: 50°53′1.59″N 14°16′53.46″E

Pančavský Waterfall (Pančavský vodopád)

Pančavský waterfall in the town Špindlerův Mlýn is the tallest waterfall in the Czech Republic. It is 148 meters tall and it’s a cascade waterfall on a granite bedrock.

 

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Location: 50°45′40.32″ N,15°32′45.96″ E, Hradec Králové Region

Labský Valley (Labský důl)

It’s a glacial trough near the source of the river Elbe (Labe in Czech) in the Krkonoše National Park. Follow the blue trail blazing to walk through the valley.

 

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Location: 50°45′34.19″ N,15°33′9.48″ E

Arctic-alpine Tundra of Krkonoše (Arkto-alpínská tundra v Krkonoších)

Another of the worthwhile natural sights of Krkonoše is the subarctic tundra that was common in this area during the ice age but even nowadays, the average annual temperature is only around +1 °C. You’ll see here the typical tundra lichen vegetation, grass and tundra flowers.

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Mofetta in Soos

Soos is a Protected National Nature Reserve north-east from the town Františkovy Lázně. It is a complex of forests, fens, lakes and the most unusual element of the reserve is the volcanic discharge of carbon dioxide called Mofetta.

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Location: 50°8′51″ N,12°24′22″ E

Adršpach-Teplice Rocks (Adršpašsko-teplické skály)

The Hradec Králové Region hides another rocky gem. They are sandstone formations named after the nearby municipalities Adršpach and Teplice nad Metují and they’re part of the Broumovsko Protected Landscape Area.

The rocks are very popular by rock climbers, although some parts are off-limits due to the breeding sites of the peregrine falcon, a bird protected by the law.

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Location: 50°36′41″N 16°06′54″E, Náchod District and Trutnov District

Vlkov Dune (Písečný přesyp u Vlkova)

Did you think that there’s no dessert in the Czech Republic? Well, there is one, it’s in Southern Bohemia near the village Vlkov near Veselí nad Lužnicí. It’s a part of the Protected Landscape Area Třeboňsko and one of the driest places in the country. The dune is home to several kinds of xerophytic plants and thermophilous insects.

Location: 49°9′34.2″ N,14°42′53.64″ E

Mionší

Mionší is a Protected National Nature Monument of a virgin forest of conifers as well as broad-leaf trees. It is a part of the Protected Landscape Area of Beskydy so there is so much more around to see. Mionší is not suitable for tours with prams as most of the paths are very narrow.

 

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Location: 49°31′59.88″ N,18°39′46.08″ E, District of Frýdek-Místek

Moravian Tuscany (Moravské Toskánsko)

Although the locals don’t fancy the name, Moravian Tuscany is worth visiting whether you call it this or another name. Although Wikipedia will tell you that it’s the region around Kyjov, it’s actually much larger and in the north it goes all the way to the villages of Kunkovice, Chvalkovice and Nemochovice. This region also has several famous windmills that often appear in photos of the area.

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Location: Southern Moravia, Districts of Kyjov, Vyškov, Hodonín, Brno-venkov, Kroměříž

Mohelno Serpentine Steppe (Mohelenská hadcová step)

This steppe of the Vysočina region is unique among the local natural sights thanks to the variety of fauna and flora . It’s called after the nearby municipality of Mohelno and one of the most significant nature sights is the meander of the Jihlava river. Vysočina is one of the colder regions but the microclimate of the steppe is extremely dry and warm due to the bedrock that consists of igneous rock.

 

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Location: 49°6’33.907″N, 16°11’2.042″E

Glacial Lakes of Bohemian Forest (Ledovcová jezera na Šumavě)

There are 8 glacial lakes in Šumava (Bohemian Forest) with beautifully clear water. The most visited two are called Černé jezero (Black Lake) and Čertovo jezero (Devil’s Lake). The largest and deepest one it the Black Lake near Železná Ruda. You might think that the water of this one might be black but it’s only half true. The water is the same like that of the other lakes but often appears black doe to the shade of the nearby black forest.

 

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Location: Bohemian Forest

Panská skála

This geologic formation called Panská skála (Noblemen’s Rock) or also Varhany (Pipe Organ) is a Protected National Nature Monument. The up to 12 meter tall basalt rock columns really resemble the pipes of an organ.

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Location: 50°46′10.13″ N,14°29′5.64″ E, near the municipality of Prácheň, Liberec Region

Rejvíz Wetland (Rejvízské rašeliniště)

This is probably the most romantic and mysterious part of the Protected Landscape Area of Jeseníky. It’s at the village of Rejvíz and it’s the largest Moravian wetland. The educational trail will lead you across s wooden pathway towards the Large Moss Lake (Velké mechové jezírko) with a peat layer as thick as 3 m.

pathway to Velke Mechove Jezirko, Jeseniky Mountains, Czech Republic

Location: 50°13′8.04″ N,17°17′57.12″ E

Pálava

This limestone mountain complex in Southern Moravia is actually called Pavlovské vrchy but everyone knows it as Pálava. It’s one of the most visited natural sights of the Czech Republic thanks to the easy accessibility, nice climate and beautiful nature. From here, you can admire the southern vineyards, picturesque villages, visit the famous ruin of Sirotčí hrádek and go on an excursion of the beautiful towns of Mikulov and Klentnice.

Location: 48°52′2″ N,16°39′9″ E

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