National parks in the Czech Republic

National parks in the Czech Republic

There are lots of national parks and protected areas in Czech Republic. Here is a list of some of the most beautiful and interesting of them.

  • Sumava National Park. There are deep forests on the Czech-Bavarian border which are forming the largest forested area on the continent. A combination of centuries-old primeval forests, crystal-clear glacial lakes, and mysterious peat bogs creates a uniquely poetic place for active holidays at all times of year. The national park was for many years a strictly patrolled area where people were not allowed, thus the local landscape was able to retain its rare beauty and purity. Because of its uniqueness on a European scale, the Šumava National Park was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.


Location: Sprava NP a CHKO Sumava | 1.maje 260, Vimperk, 385 01

Nearby hotels: Hotel Kašperk, Sporthotel Olympia, Hotel Šumava Inn

Nearby sights: Old Town (Stare Mesto), Charles Bridge, Old Town Square


  • Podyji National Park. Even though it is the smallest Czech national park, the Podyji National Park is among the important natural sites in Central Europe. Here you will find an exceptionally well-preserved river valley in a richly wooded landscape full of breathtaking scenery. The park is located right on the border with Austria where it becomes the Thayatal National Park.


Location: Znojmo 669 02

Nearby hotels: Hotel Prestige, Hotel Morava, Hotel Savannah

Nearby sights: Znojmo Castle, Veteran Car Museum, Ducal Rotunda of the Virgin Mary and St Catherine


  • Krkonose National Park. It is one of the most valuable natural areas in all Central Europe. There is the highest Czech mountain range which is a unique mosaic of ecosystems which have remained here as a reminder of the ancient glacial past. The uniqueness of the park with its local landscape led to the Krkonose being included on the UNESCO list of biosphere reserves.


Location: Liberec and Hradec Králové regions

Nearby hotels: Harmony Club Hotel, Hotel Savoy, Orea Resort Sklar

Nearby sights: Mumlava Waterfall, Ski-Resort Harrachov, Ski and mountain resort Spindleruv Mlyn


  • Bohemian Paradise. The Bohemian Paradise is a combination of strange rock formations, deep pine forests, incredible castles and sublime villages of timber cottages. Declared the first geopark in the country by UNESCO, the Bohemian Paradise area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Czech Republic.


Location: Antonína Dvořáka 335, 51101 Turnov

Nearby hotels: Medieval Hotel Detenice, Hotel Prostredni Mlyn, Hotel Rustikal

Nearby sights: Kozákov tower,  Trosky Castle,  Hrubá Skála Chateau


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