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The longest left tributary of the river Vltava. It is located in western Bohemia and it begins in Plzeň, at the confluence of the rivers Mže and Radbuza. It also flows near castle Karlštejn.


A type of mountains characteristic of the Central European Carpathians, in the Czech Republic represented by the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy. They also appear in Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine.

Bílé Karpaty Protected Landscape Area and Biosphere

Protected landscape area in the east of the Czech Republic, on the border with Slovakia. Visitors will be interested not only in its beautiful nature with many different animals and plants, especially orchids, but also the local folklore.


A mountain in central Bohemia known for a legend about Saint Wenceslas, who waits inside the mountain with his army to help the Czech people at the time of their greatest need. One of the foundation stones of the National Theatre comes from the slopes of Blaník.

Bohemian endemic species

Organisms that live naturally only on the territory of Bohemia, or partly on the territory of Moravia as well. Many Bohemian endemic species are glacial relicts and have a hybrid origin.

Bohemian garnets

Gemstones from the Central Bohemian Highlands, with a characteristic dark red colour. They have been regarded as the mineralogical symbol of Bohemia and Bohemian jewellery-making since the 19th century.

Bohemian Karst

One of the largest karst areas in the Czech Republic. It is located in the Central Bohemia Region and apart from beautiful karst formations it is also known for fossils.

Bohemian Paradise

Picturesque area in Pojizeří that attracts tourists with its many cultural and natural monuments. For example, the Prachov Rocks and the famous Czech castle Trosky are located there.

Boubín virgin forest

Ancient dense forest in Šumava, near the Boubín summit. It is an area unspoilt by man and left to develop naturally.

Central Bohemian Highlands

A popular volcanic mountain range in the Podkrušnohorská area in northern Bohemia. The Central Bohemian Highlands Protected Landscape Area is a part of it.


Important strategic resource, in the Czech Republic mined especially in the Karviná and Most regions.

Čelákovice vampires

Skeletal remains from the town of Čelákovice (district Prague-East) dating from the 13th – 14th century that were erroneously considered to be results of anti-vampiric measures in a Medieval graveyard. They were in fact people who did not have a right to ordinary burial.

Devil’s Lake

A large glacial lake in Šumava. There are many legends connected with it. Like the Black Lake, it is located on the slope of Jezerní Mountain.


The longest tributary of the river Morava, flowing through the picturesque Podyjí National Park. It is located in southern Moravia and northern Austria.


One of the largest rivers and waterways in the Czech Republic and in Europe.

Endemic species of Vysoké Sudety

Organisms living in the mountains in the north of the Czech Republic. Vysoké Sudety (also known as Krkonoše-Jeseníky Subprovince) comprise the mountains Krkonoše, Hrubý Jeseník and Králický Sněžník. They have the largest number of endemic species in the country. They are glacial relicts.


Precious bright yellow metal which is highly valued in many cultures. There are gold deposits in the Czech Republic.

Grandmother’s Valley

The valley where the plot of the novel The Grandmother (Babička) by Božena Němcová is set.

Javoříčko Caves

Caves with the richest speleothems in the Czech Republic.

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