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 captur during our Photo tour.
What you will see and photograph on this 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.
EUR 180 per day per photographer
Full day tour
Landscape, nature, town, rural architecture
Adrspasko-Teplicke rocks, Litomysl, Kuks
- Professional photography guidance
- Lunch and light refreshment on our journey
- Entrance fees
- Travel Insurance
We will pick you up in Prague at your hotel.
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.
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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.