town dominated by two gothic towers forming part of a well
preserved town fortification. In the renovated square there
is an information center and the Jenštejn House currently
hosting the Bohemian Karst Museum. Not far from the square
you will find several significant monuments such as Dusl
Villa and the St. James’s Church.
Svatý Jan pod Skalou
A picturesque village in the middle of mountains and
forests in the heart of the Bohemian Karst offering an
abundance of natural scenery and historical landmarks. The
village is dominated by a limestone rock named
offers a splendid view of the surrounding landscape. ¨
The origin of Tetín, situated on the rock over the
Berounka river for over a thousand years, is connected with
the name of Teta,
the daughter of Prince
Krok and St.
died as a martyr here and her grandson St. Wenceslas.
limestone quarry in
is possible to view the quarry from an observation platform
near the road from Mořina to
where a small paring area is available. Even though many
legends have been woven around the
Quarry that resembles the American Grand Canyon, its name
was derived from the historic method of limestone mining,
which took place in this area form the end of the 19th
to the beginning of the 20th century. If you
follow the yellow trail, it will take you to the
where political prisoners worked in barbaric conditions in
the 1950s and to the
Amerika flooded quarry.
The Czech King and
Roman Emperor Charles IV built the gothic castle of
Karlštejn. In 1348 as a place for safekeeping the royal
treasures, namely the collection of 129 panel paintings by
Master Theodoric situated in the Chapel of Holy Cross (The
largest in the world) and the largest portrait gallery of
caves situated 14km from
the Bohemian Karst protected landscape area. They were
discovered in 1950 and opened for the public in 1959. The
cave system was formed in Devonic limestone some 400 million
years ago, in three levels with denivelation exceeding 70m.
Their total length is over 2km, the route accessible to the
public is about 590m long and the tour takes one hour.
You will find a large number of tourist trails of all
kinds and suitable for everyone. There are almost one
hundred kilometers of marked trails with panels offering
botanical, geological, ecological or paleontological
information. The region offers over one hundred kilometers
of cycling paths to which new stretches are being added all
the time. For hikers there are hundreds of marked
tourist trails. Horse-riding and water routes are available
for those who don’t enjoy hitting the grit.
The capital city of Prague is one of the most popular tourist
destinations in Europe. It offers countless cultural
monuments (Prague Castle, Old Town, Jewish Quarter,
Castle…) as well as a number of public gardens and parks.
While walking along Prague you can visit one of the dozens
of theatres, concert halls and galleries or sit down your
friends in a pub, bar, disco bar or other establishment.