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CZ, Bohemian Paradise: Amazing Places Southeast of Turnov
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Today we walk along the Golden Trail in Bohemian Paradise. We leave a town for nature. On our way we pass Valdstejn castle.eThis one is one of the oldest castles in the Bohemian Paradise. Then we see Hruba Skala chateau. Next we take a look at the ruins of Trosky cstle. Our last stop would be the Prachovske Rocks, true promised land for climbers. You can easily move here along marked trails. Climbers are exception however. There is still somebody around here climbing.
With all due respect to Mnichovo Hradiště - this town does not offer too many reasons to visit it. But its vinicity is literally dotted with places worth seeing. One such is the ruins of Rock Castle Valečov, situated in the village of Fort Boseň, only four kilometers from Mnichovo Hradiště.
Even if the castle did not stand on Mount Trosky, it would in itself be a great attraction for tourists. It is a 488 meter high volcano with two cones created by erupting lava. Today, these cones are called Virgo and Baba. The former is younger but taller (even with a tower 518 meters above sea level).
The sandstone rock formation of the Prachov Rocks is the heart of the Bohemian Paradise. And as if every Czech should climb Sněžka, Říp and Hradčany once in his life, he should also walk through this captivating region. It belongs to the nicest we have in our country.
You can go on this trip every season, even snow posses no limit. From the D10 motorway we head to Bakov nad Jizerou and continue to the end of the village of Mala Bela. Immediately behind the village is the settlement Velky Reckov, here we park and we take a short walk through a national natural monument named Klokocka. The area has been protected since 1956 due to the presence of rare and endangered species of plants and animals.
If you are thinking about making a romantic walk through wild nature and Semily is not too far for you, then Rieger's trail is the right choice. It runs along the Jizera River along the red marked trail. The walkway overlooks the river, the magnificent view over the Jizera and the hydroelectric power station, you go through the tunnel and you can drink from the well with splendid refreshing water.
Welcome to our latest addition of our tour across the Bohemian Paradise. This time we go southeast off Turnov. We are about to see beautiful rock towns surrounded by the Bohemian Paradise. We will fallow a red tourist trail dubbed the Golden Trail of the Bohemian Paradise.
A tip for a pleasant afternoon walk can be a visit to the interesting Bukovina Arboretum. It is located near the village of Sedmihorky on the Hruboskalská rock plateau. The Golden Trail of the Bohemian Paradise leads through the rock town, along which it is also possible to go and visit more interesting places in the area.
Bohamian Paradise is very popular. People like to return here. This area is situated about 80 kilometers northeast of Prague and is protected nature area (CHKO) established in 1955. It is the very first protected nature area in the former Czechoslovakia. CHKO Bohemian Paradise was founded because of unique rocky towns so they would be preserved for the future generations. Apart from rocky towns, there is peace and quiet, amazing lakes, and many historic landmarks waiting for your visit.