What you will see and photograph on this East Bohemia photo tour
Some of you have propably heard about Litomyšl, Adršpašsko-Teplické Rocks or Rychnov nad Kněžnou. It is such a beautiful region with various landscapes and a rare number of castles and chateaus, ancient military fortresses, urban conservation areas and other attractive sights of Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau and modern inter-World-War architecture. The internationally well known people from the past also left their traces here. For example, Mathias Bernard Braun, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Josef Gočár and Bedřich Smetana. There are many historically important places and sights, beautiful folk architecture and industry that went far beyond the borders of the Czech Republic. There is many different things to capture during our East Bohemia photo tour.
The Adrspasko-Teplicke rocks is the most fascinating natural place in our country – complex of sandstone rock towns where we can see all the monumental and breathtaking sandstone towers, deep ravines and a romantic lake. These two rock towns were already declared as a unique country landscape place in 1933. It‘s also an important part of the protected landscape park Broumovsko. There are two rivers flowing through the rock with their numerous tributaries. There is also one of the major sources of the river Metuje. There is also an artificial pond, two waterfalls and a lake that was created by sand quarrying.
We’ll experience the history, architecture and art in an unique chateau Hospital Kuks. In 1696, Count Franz Anton von Sporck, the owner of the county, directed three of the mineral springs at one place and built a simple spa. The exhibition of the Hospital is now dedicated to the founder of Kuks (count Sporck), Baroque art and pharmacy.
The greatest interest is sticked to the masterpieces of European art – Braun´s sculptures of Virtues and Vices. They go along the entire length of a long terrace, mostly from the world-famous sculptor Matthias Bernard Braun, in the early 18th century.
We will go for a short walk through the forest from Kuks to one mystical place that evokes the feeling of a fantasy place. The very unique Braun‘s Bethlehem inside the Nový Les near Hospital is a remarkable Baroque monument that we’ll see just 2 miles away. A sculptural protected reserve, which bears the name of its author Matthias Braun is considered as the highest level of European Baroque masterpieceness of making sculptures in nature. The gallery of sculptures and reliefs carved right into the rock shows us biblical characters and scenes – that’s why it is named – Bethlehem.
We will not miss one of the most beautiful water reservoirs in the whole Czech Republic – Les Království. After the catastrophic flood in 1897 it was decided to build new water dam. Its architectural appearance and location in the forested valley of the river is unforgettable on this East Bohemian Photo Tour.
- Professional photography guidance
- Wine tasting
- Lunch and light refreshment on our journey
- We will pick you up in Prague at your hotel.
- Entrance fees
- Travel Insurance
EUR 250 per day per photographer
Full day tour
Landscape, nature, town, rural architecture
Adrspasko-Teplicke rocks, Litomysl, Kuks
Tim Vollmer Photography also specializes in private photo tours and workshops for you and your group. We can create a custom photo tour or workshop for you in Southeast Asia, North and south America, and Europe. We have traveled extensively and conducted workshops around the world and are familiar with the best places to go and the best times to go to create amazing images! Let us know where you would like to go and your objectives, and we will do the rest! Unless we are already booked, we can arrange a private and custom tour on short notice.
Highlights: Prague castle, Old Town square, panorama
A hundred spirit Prague is interwoven with legends and myths. The streets are romantically narrow as the times of the kings and knights. The Old Town Square, which is in the central part of the city’s old town, is a photographers’ paradise, with the Old Town Hall on one side and Church of Our Lady Tyn on the other, plus the beautiful St Nicholas Church somewhere in between, providing the perfect backdrop for your holiday photos. Prague Castle, Havel’s Market, Charles Bridge, etc. are other interesting places to visit.
Are you early bird loving morning twilight? This photo walk is for you! We will walk in the area of Petrin hill (mostly walking down the hill) which hides many beautiful spots to be photograph in the tender morning light. We do not miss old timber framed church, Loreta, Prague Castle and walk down the royal route to the Charles Bridge.
The Old town of Prague is subject of many stories and mystery. The facades of buildings reflect the old, exquisite architectural styles. Immerse yourself in its ways and let the stones to tell the story, the story of a city that breathes history. This photo walk is focused on Street life and medieval architecture in the city centre around Old Town Square.
Prague Night scapes
Night is perfect time when to shoot “manual mode”. This photo walk is designed for all of you who need to learn and/or improve your photography skills of night photography. You will learn about Av, Tv and M or A, S, M on your camera, about light painting, how to avoid digital noise and get many advises.
Highlights: rock towers, traditional villages, nature
Some of you have propably heard about Litomyšl, Adršpašsko-Teplické Rocks or Rychnov nad Kněžnou. It is such a beautiful region with various landscapes and a rare number of castles and chateaus, ancient military fortresses, urban conservation areas and other attractive sights of Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau and modern inter-World-War architecture.
Highlights: landscape, wine cellars, Moravian villages, castle Lednice and Valtice
South Moravia is charming place for its vineyards and rolling hills. Roaming the countryside is the best opportunity to get variety of photos filled with different lines, shapes, colour and patterns. We will visit the Moravian wine cellars where we will taste the local wine and regional meals.
The Lednice-Valtice area is the pearl of South Moravia which is proudly on UNESCO World Heritage List. This site definitely deserve your attention.
The tour takes full day or can be divided into two days.
Highlights: cave, ruin castles, chateaux, rock towers, timber framed houses
Bohemian Paradise is the place full of sandstone rock towns and prospects which you will immediately fall in love with. We will walk through the Mouse Hole in Hruba Skala or Imperial Hall in Prachovske rocks. Castle Trosky will follow us on every step.
The Golden Path will lead us through the whole Hruboskalsko along the various ridge of rock town. During our walk we will have views from different perspectives; Mary’s lookout offers the most beautiful view of Dragon rocks and castle Trosky. Silhouette of Trosky will accompany us the whole tour, it will follow us when visiting a small picturesque town Rovensko.
Highlights: traditional villages, castles, chateaux
South Bohemia Photo Tour will lead you to the area of thousand fish-ponds is surrounded by beautiful castles and chateaux. Fairy tale castle Cervena Lhota. Chateau Hluboká nad Vltavou reminding the English Tudor architecture. Village Holasovice is known for the rustically out-look. Experience the ambience of the town of Cesky Krumlov with cafes, taverns, and handicraft shops – the cornucopia of colours lets you click marvellous photos.
or on request
Highlights: rock towers, castles, ruins, countryside, traditional villages, nature, landscape
Places: Prague, Bohemian Paradise, South Moravia and South Bohemia
Czech Republic photo tour of the varied landscape and architectural gems. Small country in the centre of Europe has a lot to offer – rolling farm fields, valleys, enormous number of castles and chateaus, urban conservation areas and other attractive sights of Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau, and beautiful folk architecture.
Photography Instructors for the East Bohemia photo tour
Tim has devoted his life to photography. Photography has been his long-held hobby and great passion. Tim has always felt himself drawn to the power and beauty he finds in nature. Tim has been leading photo trips and workshops in Iceland and many different countries over the years. He has had the world as his workplace. He is Photographing everything from the dramatic landscape in Iceland, to the native people in the remote corners of the world and the culture that are unique to each country. His journeys have taken him around the world in pursuit of memorable travel experiences and the creation of compelling images. His work has been featured in international publications. His images and stories are shared on various internet outlets. As a driven artist, professional, entrepreneur and an adventurer, Tim is eager to share his passion, knowledge in photography and travel through the trips he designed on his own, or through his partnership with professional photographers from around the globe. Tim and his family lived 11 years in Iceland. Now they are based in Czech Republic.
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