Nature

Břehyňský rybník (Břehyně Pond) – a primary forest…

 

The second largest lake in the Liberec region, just after Lake Mácha, hides the remains of a…

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Geology

Hamerský Špičák – iron ore, sandstone and uranium mining

 

This distinct peak formed on a volcanic vein has been intensively used by people since the Middle…

Geology

Dlouhý kámen (Long Stone) – fossilized Titanic

 

A table mountain, from the west bordered by the largest continuous rock wall in the region. For…

Geology

Kozí hřbet (Goatback) – steep slopes and rock towers

 

The distinct elongated ridge with steep slopes hides many beautiful sandstone rock towers.

Geology

A quarry below Hamerský Špičák – fossilized flowers

 

A small sandstone quarry with examples of stone roses – ferruginized sandstone resembling petals…

Geology

Malý Jelení vrch (Small Stag Hill) – a basalt organ and a…

 

In the top part, the once red-hot magma reaches the Earth’s surface in the form of basalt rocks –…

Tourism

Malá Buková – you may even see Hazmburk

 

Some parts of Malá Buková offer truly remarkable views of the countryside.

Nature

Hradčanský rybník (Hradčany Pond) – a picturesque body of…

 

One of the group of Hradčany Ponds located right in the village of Hradčany.

Geology

Mlýnský vrch (Mill Hill) – stopes and a volcanic rock wall

 

The ridge rising on the banks of Břehyně Pond hides walls formed by mining the volcanic vein, as…

Nature

The U Flesla (Flesl’s) spring – water from the depths

 

In poor and arid sandstone, water is very precious. At U Flesla, part of groundwater reaches the…

Geology

Havířský vrch (Miners’ Hill) – hard work of miners

 

It used to be very hard work. Using only primitive tools, men broke rock to gain one of the most…

Tourism

The Hradčany Overlook – a sandstone plateau at the edge of…

 

The Hradčany Walls – a bit of wilderness in the middle of civilization. Those who want to know…

Tourism

Juliana’s Overlook – a view for the countess will appeal…

 

A unique scenic platform carved into the rock from which nearly two hundred years ago Countess…

Geology

Borný – the keeper of Máchovo jezero (Lake Mácha)

 

A basalt monadnock, proudly towering over the banks of Lake Mácha. It is inherently connected with…

History

Děvín – the ruins of a mediaeval castle

 

Děvín is connected with many tales, perhaps because there are only ruins left from the large…

Nature

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…

Nature

A spring near Hradčany – crystal-clear water

 

Water as clear as crystal rises in the rocks in the river meadow of the river Ploučnice below the…

History

The Sochor Monument – a tragedy below Stohánek

 

A monument dedicated to the memory of Czechoslovak Army Major General Antonín Sochor, who was…

Geology

Pseudokarst at Strážiště – a cave above the river Zábrdka

 

Rock towers, caves, ledges and windows ... Nature was really playful in the calcareous sandstone…

Geology

Schächtenstein – the deepest stope

 

The deepest iron ore stope in the Ralsko Geopark.

Nature

Držník – what is hidden in the pond’s dam?

 

Somewhere between Držník Pond and Hradčany once was an iron ore smelter. Slag (the remains of iron…

Geology

Skalní divadlo (Rock Theatre) – a hidden rock town

 

A small rock town hidden in pine forests, with examples of sandstone ferrugination in the form of…

Geology

A rock gate below Široký kámen (Wide Stone) – a portal…

 

Gates are usually used to enter somewhere. The rock gate (natural arch) below Široký kámen is…

History

Jabloneček – from a church to a missile base

 

Few places tell so much about the dramas of the 20th century as Jabloneček – come and explore…

Geology

Malá Buková – coloured rocks

 

Black basalt, ochre quartz sandstone and white calcareous sandstone. The rocks on Malá Buková will…

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Geology

Rockslide – find your fossil

 

Huge sandstone boulders scattered in the pine forest suggest that something big happened here in…

Geology

Psí kostel (Dog Church) – a sandstone cathedral

 

Architect Nature conjured up a breath-taking spectacle in the Hradčany Walls: a sandstone…

Nature

Pustý rybník (Desert Pond) – the mystery of an extinct pond

 

Pustý rybník is now a peat bog, but was it once a pond? This is what many researchers have tried…

Geology

Ralsko – the dominant feature of the Geopark

 

The dominant feature that stands out a mile. It is 400 metres higher than its surroundings. It is…

Geology

Skalní brána (Rock Gate) – Nature’s creativity knows no…

 

Standing under a natural arch, you can watch with amazement how infinitely creative and diverse…

History

Rock rooms in the Zábrdka valley – a connection between…

 

The quiet valley of the river Zábrdka hides many secrets. Rocks and caves, springs, water mills,…

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Nature

Černý rybník (Black Pond) – a peat bog with carnivorous…

 

Dry sandstone landscape in which a spring – peat bog – suddenly appears. It’s no accident that you…

Tourism

Velký Jelení vrch (Big Stag Hill) – you will be rewarded…

 

The hill of volcanic origin will reward you for the difficult climb with one of the most beautiful…

Tourism

Velká Buková – relict beech forests and distant views

 

Magnificent oaks rising skywards everywhere around you. In addition, you can enjoy a stunning view…

Geology

Stohánek – a sandstone lighthouse in the middle of forests

 

A sandstone butte suddenly rises from the pine forests, resembling a large rock tower. Due to its…

Geology

Víšek – mysterious storm balls

 

Around Víšek, interesting stone balls can be found from time to time. There are often seen in the…

Geology

Tvarožník – a pyramid not built by people

 

Amid the endless forests stands an isolated rock pyramid – the keeper of the mysterious Hradčanské…

Geology

Vranovské skály (Vranov Rocks) – a rock town and mushrooms…

 

The sandstone rock town on the slopes of Ralsko offers numerous interesting landforms, including…

Geology

Čertova stěna (Devil’s Wall) – was the rock wall created…

 

The legendary Great Devil’s Wall used to be a continuous rock wall. Nowadays, however, it has…

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Geology

Čihadlo – sandstone menhirs on the bank of the Máchovo…

 

A group of isolated sandstone rocks rises from the low pine forest. The biggest of them offers a…

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Nature

Swamp – wealth of the peat bog

 

Swamp is a unique peat bog which was formed in a cove on the south-eastern bank of Máchovo jezero…

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Geology

Šibenice (Gallows) – the secret of red sandstone

 

The wooded peak hides an interesting rock formed by red (ferruginous) sandstone.

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Nový zámek pond, Zahrádky

 

This pond was established in the 14th century on an area of marshes and bogs near the village of…

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Geology

Švarcvaldská brána (Schwarzwald Gate) – sandstone art

 

A sandstone natural arch in the picturesque valley of the Skalní divadlo (Rock Theatre).

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Geology

Široký kámen (Wide Stone) – an isolated table mountain

 

This sandstone table mountain forms an island in the local landscape. Due to its isolation, it is…