The valleys of the Jizera and Kamenice Rivers

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The unique environs of our city do not only consist of the Jizera Mountains. If you head south from Jablonec instead of north, you will find a fascinating landscape of deep canyons and valleys, whose magic is further enhanced by romantic castles and ruins, dripstone caves or iconic rock formations.

13 12, 2019

The “Vodní brána” via ferrata

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It is also possible to find this increasingly popular type of secured mountain climbing wall here, specifically not far from the town of Semily, just half an hour’s travel from Jablonec. The Vodní brána rock tower is located above a bend in the Jizera River at [...]

21 04, 2020

Cliffs in the Kamenice Valley

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The cliffs in the Kamenice River Valley are made of slate, they are often very brittle and the terrain is only used occasionally. There are, however, nice walls with relatively long passages of up to 80 m. The best way of walking through the entire area is [...]

13 12, 2019

The Bozkov Caves

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This national natural monument which boasts the longest dolomite caves in the Czech Republic can be found about forty minutes’ drive from Jablonec. The greatest experience awaits you at the very end of the tour when viewing the crystal clear, blue-green water of the Lake Chamber, [...]

14 01, 2020

Vranov – the Pantheon

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Vranov or the Pantheon is the ruin of a clifftop castle on the right-hand side of the Jizera River which towers above the municipality of Malá Skála. Only remnants of this late mediaeval clifftop castle, which was the largest fortification of its type in the Czech [...]

13 12, 2019

Malá Skála

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This romantic summer resort, whose history stretches back to the 15th century, can be found in a bend in the Jizera River, just half an hour’s drive from Jablonec. Malá Skála is also a well-known boating centre – you can set off from there on a short, [...]

30 12, 2019

Frýdštejn Castle

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The preserved ruins of Frýdštejn Castle, which is especially known to Czechs from the filmed fairy tale of Princess Jasněnka and the Flying Cobbler, are located at the edge of a village of the same name, just twenty minutes’ drive from Jablonec. This typical guard castle, [...]

13 12, 2019

The river Jizera

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Our longest river, which has also given its name to our mountains, rises at the foot of the highest mountain in the Czech part of the Jizera Mountains, Smrk. It is not only beautiful in its upper reaches, where it flows through the Great Jizera Meadow [...]