Photogallery: CZ, The Brdy – Natural Wilderness in Central Bohemia
CZ, The Brdy – Natural Wilderness in Central Bohemia
heading (paragraph): Hills
No. of pictures: 34 pictures
We invite you to a year-round walk through the largest inland mountain range in our country, which is the Brdy. From a geological point of view, it is one of the oldest mountains in the Czech Republic, but the protection zone itself (Brdy Protected Landscape Area) is one of the youngest protected landscape areas (since 2016).
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Veronika Kocmanová, Radka Snížková, Eliška Gregorová
Unmistakable Třemošná, towering over Příbram, is one of the most visited places in Brdy. However, its ridge continues with two slightly neglected peaks, namely Ohrádka and Malá Ohrádka. If you are looking for places with dazzling views, this ridge will surely delight you, with good visibility from here you can see all the way to Šumava.
As soon as it is possible to move freely around the republic, we recommend this beautiful trip to nature. Both mentioned peaks belong to the popular and frequently visited areas of Brd, they offer views of the Litavka valley, Příbram and the surroundings rich in natural monuments.
Prague is a popular tourist destination in Brdy, a hike to this hill can be combined with a trip to other nearby peaks such as Malý Tok or Hradiště. The big advantage is that once you climb to Prague, it will be easy for you to reach other interesting places in the area.
Praha is an easy-to-spot hill towering above Nepomuk, behind the highest mountain of the Brdy - Tok. It lags behind only three meters. On its top is a meteorological radar and there are also remains of a German radar station.
The Brdy is a place to visit not only in summer. They are magical as well when covered in snow. Both Houpak and the former Jordan impact area were only recently opened to the public. Houpak is an ideal place with perfect panoramatic vista. People who like long trips will love it here.
Snowy Brdy have their magic, and more and more cross-country skiers are attracting in the winter season. There are many forest paths in the area in the winter, and if you are lucky, you will also find traces of trails. You can go for example up the dominant of the region of Pribram - Tremosna or somewhat deeper into the Brdy forests up to Skelna Hut.
In the beginning of the year 2016 there will be the last chance for tourists to walk in a vast forest area they have never been to before. There are not even signs for tourists. The closed military area of Brdy will be open to the public. It means that only 90 kilometers from the south end of Prague you will have an opportunity to walk somewhere beyond Rozmital through the woods without stumbling upon any settlement or a busy road!
Don't worry and go to the Brdy in winter as well. Local landscape is beautiful in any season of the year.
The dams on the Litavca River situated in the Brdy region were founded for the needs of the mines of Pribram. Today, these reservoirs feed Pribram and surrounding towns and villages with water.
Vrch Nad Maráskem is located near the village of Míšov in the southern part of Brdo and is not one of the most famous. Which is a shame, because it offers great views and a walk through the surrounding forests, but at this time it is rather a welcome fact. You will avoid crowds of excursionists. A hike to this hill can easily be combined with a visit to nearby Třemšín.
The largest pond in the Pilsen region is located in the middle of the Brdy forests and not far from the remains of many defunct sites.
In the following photo gallery we will take you again to the picturesque the Brdy. You will have ...
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