Rock City of Teplice Rocks

May 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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Previously from the Czech Republic: Of Trains & StationsA Stroll through Moravian CountrysideSunset Stroll through Southern Moravian CountrysideRolling Hills and Poppy FieldsThere are as many pubs as there are poppy seeds ...More Travel Treasures, Drying GarlicTreasures of TravelsThe Power of Simplicity (of the iPhone)Take Me Home, Country Road ...Sound of Music Induced Moment of NostalgiaTravel in Space & TimeOf Trains & StationsRock Cities, Mills, History, and MoreAll About the Rolling HillsAn Irresistible Urge to StopCzech CountrysideTrains through the Moravian CountrysideA Tourist in PragueBack to the Land of Poppy SeedRock City of Teplice Rocks

From the Moravian fields we're off to the rocky north of Bohemia. Right at the beginning of the Teplice Rocks hike one disappears in the forest and does not emerge back until the end. And despite this area being rather well known and advertised and attracting crowds of tourists, they mostly flood the neighboring Adršpach Rocks. Here, you will mostly spend time with your own group and only meet people here and there. To me, that is just about perfect.

Shortly after the start you get an opportunity to climb high on some steep ladders to the top of the surrounding rocks where a sentry castle Střmen used to be. Now it is a wonderful vantage point to get a bird's eye view of the area you're about to hike.

Střmen Castle View, Teplice Rocks, Czech RepublicStřmen Castle ViewTeplice Rocks

Střmen Castle View, Teplice Rocks, Czech Republic

Then, it is time to come down and fully immerse yourself in a true rock city experience. Teplice Rocks do not just have a lot of beautiful rock formations all around, they offer many areas with narrow passages and gaps through towering rock walls around you truly giving you the feeling of a city with high rises around you. Only here. they're not man-made skyscrapers but rocky wonders of nature. And you don't have a bustling noisy city around you but beautiful quiet nature, lots of greenery, fresh air smelling great, birds chirping, slight breeze zipping past you, and lots of time to get lost in thoughts. And yes, it's all rather overwhelming for a photographer trying to take it all in personally, and in camera.

High Walls, Teplice Rocks (Teplické skály), Czech RepublicHigh WallsTeplice Rocks

High Walls, Teplice Rocks (Teplické skály), Czech Republic

Rising High, Teplice Rocks (Teplické skály), Czech RepublicRising HighTeplice Rocks

Rising High, Teplice Rocks (Teplické skály), Czech Republic

Needless to say, I hope to be back soon for another chance to get lost in this rock city.

Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you! (#etbtsy)

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