Křivoklát - mysterious forests

by Charles Stirton May. 29, 2007 5668 views

Křivoklát-Nizbor region

West of Prague is a fascinating area well-known to Czechs but less so to outside visitors. The deeply wooded valleys and meandering river snake through small villages well-connected by scenic footpaths. It is a walkers paradise and there are small hotels and pubs (hostinec) strategically placed for thirsty walkers. The village of Křivoklát is a good starting point as there are many walks radiating from there. More information can be found at http://www.krivoklat.cz/en [krivoklat.cz]

Křivoklát Castle is the main tourist attraction. It is reputed that the English spy to Rudolf II's court was imprisoned there and died climbing out of the tower where he was imprisoned. He was a friend and scrier to the famous English alchemist John Dee.

Villa in Křivoklát

Map of Křivoklát area view ENLARGED

Hostinec Sykora in Křivoklát

Statue in a local garden in Křivoklát

Villa in Křivoklát

House on banks of Berounka River

Křivoklát

Hrad Křivoklát

Křivoklát Tower where Edward Kelly felll to his death

Local craftsmen making crossbows

School group visiting inner court of Hrad Křivoklát

Typical easy graded walking path though Berounka valley

harebell - One of just many wildflower sin the area

Czech Republic is very organised with foot and cycle signage

South of Křivoklát

Berounka River Valley

Bridges crossing the Berounka River to Nizbor

Factory on the Berounka River

Mad botanists searching for rare hawkweed plants

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Lorna Sim 13 years, 1 month ago

oh wow, so many good landscape shots here! it feels like going for a tour with you here.

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Andrzej Dziurdzikowski 13 years, 1 month ago

Nice landscapes!!!!

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Freshphoto 13 years, 1 month ago

Great set ... must be so intrestinmg to walk there with a cam ...

jealous

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Dzmitry Samakhvalau 13 years, 1 month ago

beautiful!!!!!!!!

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Xserka 13 years, 1 month ago

Absolutely fantastic set.

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Carley 13 years, 1 month ago

What a beautiful and delightful place you have shown us! Thanks!

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Kasia 13 years, 1 month ago

nice set, thx for sharing!

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Ian 13 years, 1 month ago

great set

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Lisa 13 years, 1 month ago

Gorgeous set. Very mysterious and beautiful valleys.

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Christine 13 years, 1 month ago

It looks like a nice place to discover, walk and relax.
Very interesting and great pictures

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