Bohemian Paradise Photo Tour

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.

We can discover the near and distance landscape from viewfinder of our camera – we can see mountain ridge of Czech Central Mountains, Lusatian and Jizera Mountains, or the town Mlada Boleslav, Turnov, Rovensko and maybe we see to Prague.

What you will see and photograph on this photo tour

On this tour we will travel and photograph the beauty of sandstone rock formations that make up the landscape of the Bohemian Paradise. We set forth rocky area called Hruboskalsko with about 120 hectars. The highest sandstone tower rises up to height of 50 meters. If we are lucky, we can see climbers crawling up the steep walls of rock towers on Dragon tooth or Lighthouse.

An interesting natural phenomenon that was created due to weather in sandstone is less then 100 meters long crevasse Mousehole. Inside of this fissure we will be surprised by the unusual silence, coolness and mystery. Along the way we encounter a rock town massif Devil’s hand, carved Adam’s bed or symbolic cemetery dedicated to deceased Czech climbers.

Ruin castle Trosky will be our next stop on our journey. Gothic castle was built on two steep basalt rocks named Grandmom and Virgin. This castle has never been conquered. The castle and especially the basement is the subject of many legends, mysterious corridors beneath the castle have not been researched. Unfortunately, the entrance to the underground of castle has never been discovered.

Castle Sychrov is dating back to 17th century. The castle was originally built in Baroque style but rebuilt into the Neo-Gothic style. English park is stretching out around the castle. You can join guided tour through the interiors of castle where you can enjoy original furnishing, paintings, Rohan’s collection of ceramics, porcelain and glass.

The Bozkov dolomite caves is a labyrinth of underground corridors and cavities situated not very deep under the surface. The typical and unique decorations of the accessible caves consist in quartz ledges and listels in walls and ceilings. Some of the hollows are even filled with stalactites and stalagmites, including interesting small eccentric stalactites and stalagmites, in addition to the traditional calcite decoration. Attractive items of the sightseeing route also include underground lakes with crystal-clear blue-greenish water.

There is a local brewery on our way which we might visit to taste excellent beer.

Recommended gear during our Photo tour

  • DSLR, mirror-less or any camera with manual mode
  • grey filters
  • Lens
  • Sturdy tripod (we can borrow you)
  • Sufficient space on memory card, charged batteries and cleaning kit
  • Clothes and shoes according to the weather

Price:

EUR 120 per day per photographer

Dates:

All year

Duration:

One full day

Photographic themes:

Landscape, rock towers, ruins, castles, cave with underground lake

Places:
Hruboskalsko, The Prachov rocks, Bozkov, Sychrov

Hiking/walking: light but longer walking trails

Included:

  • Professional photography guidance
  • Transportation
  • Beer tasting
  • Lunch + refreshment on journey

Not included:

  • Entrance fees
  • Accommodation
  • Travel Insurance

Getting there:

We will pick you up in Prague at your hotel.

Photography Instructors

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 tours 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 tours 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.

Call Tim Vollmer Now : (00420) 732 203 764

My name is Marketa Kalvachova Vollmerova and I am from the Czech Republic, Europe. I have lived in Iceland for eight years and when I came I was immediately captivated by Iceland’s nature beauty. I focus on photographing landscape and variety of nature themes as details of earth, geothermal features, floating water, ice, high tide and polar light.

My photographs appear mostly in travel brochures and photographer´s magazines dedicated to Iceland. Image libraries, stock agencies, art buyers, travel or marketing agencies can license any pictures which are published in my Portfolio.

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If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me

(+420) 732 203 764

tim-vollmer@gmx.de

Lucni 118, 26701 Kraluv Dvur, Czechia

every day : 10.00 - 20.00