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A mountain in central Bohemia known for a legend about Saint Wenceslas, who waits inside the mountain with his army to help the Czech people at the time of their greatest need. One of the foundation stones of the National Theatre comes from the slopes of Blaník.

Bohemian Paradise

Picturesque area in Pojizeří that attracts tourists with its many cultural and natural monuments. For example, the Prachov Rocks and the famous Czech castle Trosky are located there.

Čelákovice vampires

Skeletal remains from the town of Čelákovice (district Prague-East) dating from the 13th – 14th century that were erroneously considered to be results of anti-vampiric measures in a Medieval graveyard. They were in fact people who did not have a right to ordinary burial.

Grandmother’s Valley

The valley where the plot of the novel The Grandmother (Babička) by Božena Němcová is set.


A popular mountain in the area of the Ještěd-Kozákov Ridge, which is also its summit. It is especially frequently visited in winter season due to good conditions for skiing and other winter sports.

Jewish cemetery in Třebíč

An exceptionally well-preserved cemetery, the second largest on the territory of the Czech Republic. A UNESCO monument. The cemetery’s unique characteristic is the fusion of Baroque-style art and the Jewish funeral tradition.

Krkonoše National Park and Biosphere Reserve

Unique geological and botanical strip of Czech-Polish borderland mountains. Its centre is Vrchlabí. It has been listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site since 1992.

Lety concentration camp

Former camp in the Písek district, opened in 1940 as a labour camp for Romani people and other “vagrant people”. During the Second World War it functioned as a concentration camp.

Memorable trees

Official designation of exceptionally important trees, their groups or avenues. They are distinguished by their size, age or associations with historic events and persons.

Velká Amerika quarry

The largest limestone quarry in the Bohemian Karst Protected Landscape Area, now disused. It is known as a popular filming location.

Vyšehrad cemetery and the Slavín tomb

Important monument of Czech burial culture. It has been regarded as the burial place of the national elite since the end of the 19th century. Its importance for Czech culture is comparable to Novodevichy cemetery in Moscow or the Parisian cemetery Pére Lachaise.

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