Máchovo jezero (Lake Mácha) – heritage of Charles IV
One of the largest ponds is also one of the most popular holiday destinations in CR. There’s a good reason for its nickname “Czech sea”.
What will you see? The largest pond in northern Bohemia ... With its area of 284 hectares, Lake Mácha is the eighth largest pond in the Czech Republic. Its depth reaches up to 12 metres. The pond was probably founded in 1366 by Charles IV. Its creators cleverly took advantage of the natural sandstone bank, reinforced by an impermeable volcanic vein, as the perfect dam. It is 130 metres long and almost 10 metres high. In the middle of Lake Mácha stand out two islands – Myší zámek (Mouse Chateau) and Kachní ostrov (Duck Island). Both are inaccessible, as they are ornithological reserves. The eastern and northern coves of the lake contain the Swamp national natural monument, which protects rare peat bog flora and fauna.
- Easily accessible