FOUR INSTAGRAMMERS SHARE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Unfortunately we can’t visit the Czech Republic yet, but we can already dream away at all the beautiful places the country has to offer. These four Czech Instagram accounts provide you almost daily with beautiful pictures of the country. From mysterious mountains, fairytale castles, dreamy forests to colorful towns perfectly captured in pictures. Be careful because after seeing these photos you want to go to the Czech Republic immediately.
@ondrejholas_photography; Monuments in mysterious atmosphere
The spectacular landscapes of the Czech Republic can be admired on the Instagram account @ondrejholas_photography. Many of his photos show castles or other monuments in a mysterious atmosphere. Ondřej Holas enjoys taking photos in the Bohemian Paradise nature reserve, about 100 kilometres north of Prague. The area has been named a UNESCO geopark because of its unique geological character. You will find bizarre sandstone rock formations, deep pine forests, beautiful castles and medieval ruins.
The Iron Mountains located in the Liberec region is also a popular photo location of Ondřej Holas. On his account the special Ještěd tower regularly passes by. A television tower including hotel and restaurant in a hyperboloid shape that stands on the top of Ještěd Mountain (1012 m). Ondřej Holas also likes to visit Central Bohemia, the region around Prague, because of its many castles. On his account you can admire Kokořín castle hidden in the forest and Bezděz castle which is also called ‘king of all castles’ because of its original early Gothic appearance which has never changed.
@tntjukebox; Colorful landscapes of South-Bohemen
Paul Balek posts on his Instagram account @tntjukebox beautiful pictures of the colored landscapes, small villages and picturesque cities of the Czech Republic. A lot of pictures are taken in southern Bohemia, the region where he lives.
A place where he regularly goes to take pictures is the castle ruin Dívčí Kámen near the village of Třísov. The ruins are located on a rocky hill surrounded by the stream Křemžský and the river Moldau. The historical remains and the peaceful surroundings are extremely photogenic. The place is also particularly interesting because of the many legends and stories about the castle.
Two other places where Paul Balek likes to take pictures is in the UNESCO town of Český Krumlov and the idyllic town of Třeboň. The beautiful location of Český Krumlov, in the curvature of the Moldau with the castle high above the city, makes it an attractive photo destination. The town of Třeboň is surrounded by dozens of ponds and, like Český Krumlov, has a beautiful chateau that you can visit.
@martinrakphoto; An award-winning landscape photographer
Martin Rak is a Czech photographer and his photos have been published in several magazines. The award-winning landscape photographer is constantly looking for light and fog. On his Instagram @martinrakphoto you will find mysterious landscapes with dramatic light in a dreamy mood.
On his account you can admire all corners of the Czech Republic, but the region he prefers to photograph is North Bohemia. His favourite destination is the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. A nature reserve with photogenic rock formations, gorges and beautiful views.
He also regularly takes photos of lesser-known places in northern Bohemia such as the Bohemian Middle Mountains (České Středohoří). The Middle Bohemian Mountains, an area around the River Elbe, are characterized by the cone-shaped hills created by volcanic activity millions of years ago.
Another Czech region where Martin Rak likes to go is Southern Moravia. This sloping and sunny region is situated in the southeast of the Czech Republic and is full of vineyards, picturesque villages and folklore.
@sedla_czek; Unknown places of North-Bohemen
Lukáš Sedláček loves nature which you notice immediately when you look at his Instagram account @sedla_czek. He likes to go out with the dog and the tent and shoot the most beautiful pictures of sunsets, morning fog between the hills, romantic forests and early mornings among the trees together with his dog and his tent.
His favourite photography locations are in North Bohemia. In Jetřichovice, a village located in the middle of the Bohemian Switzerland National Park, he comes regularly. It is a romantic place with meadows, rocks, fields, forests, farm animals and a sandstone ridge with stunning views.
In northern Bohemia it is also the Lausitzer Mountains (Lužické hory), a less known place among foreign tourists but very photogenic. It is crossed by dozens of hiking and biking trails and is a region with local folk architecture. Jedlová is the third highest mountain of the Lausitzer Mountains with an old stone lookout tower at the top. The beech forest on top of the mountain and the rocky southeast slopes are a paradise for photographers.
Another peak of the Lausizter Mountains is Klíč. This cone-shaped hill (760 m) consists of volcanic rock. From the top you have a great panorama. Lukáš Sedláček likes to come here at sunrise or sunset, because of the cone-shaped shadow cast on the surrounding town in the valley.