Prachov Rocks, Jicin

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The Prachov Rocks (Czech: Prachovské skály) are a rock formation in the Czech Republic approximately 5 kilometres west of Jičín. Since 1933, they have been a protected natural reserve. The region where the formations are located is called Bohemian Paradise, Český ráj in Czech.
The formations are made of sandstone, originally in the form of a plateau. Since its formation over 60 million years ago, the rock has been eroded by wind and rain into the unique forms found at the site. Several of the individual rock towers have inspired names due to their appearance, such as the Leaning Tower, Devil's Kitchen, the Monk, the Elephant, and the Eagle.

Some scenes for major productions were filmed in the area, including Carnival Row, Britannia, Little Mermaid, Van Helsing, The Mists of Avalon, and the original Hellboy.
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  • Absolutely gorgeous. We were glad we went in January when there were few other hikers and the ice crystals on the trees so stunning  more »
  • If you are tired of city sightseeing, take a trip from Prague to Jičín and a few kilometers before you turn left. You will get to nature reserve Prachov Rocks. There is a payed entrance. Save your...  more »
  • Awesome natural reserve to spend about 2-3 hours walking around on path of various difficulty. The park is awesome and very good looking as you can see on many photos. I fell in love with the Prachov Rocks. I recommend visiting it to anyone who feels capable of walking on hills for 3 hours 😉
  • A great place for a family trip. The walking distance is short and the trail is comfortable for young and old. Some narrow paths were carved into the rocks to allow safe climbing and the view from the top is marvelous. It's a good place for rock climbing for those who love it.

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