Adršpach-Teplice Rocks (Adršpašsko-teplické skály)

Adršpach-Teplice Rocks

Adršpach-Teplice Rocks is an area of picturesque geologic formation located in the East Bohemia of the Czech Republic. It is a small area in the middle of an untouched pristine forest.


Location: East Bohemia Map

Area: 17 km²


Decription of Adršpach-Teplice Rocks

Adršpach-Teplice Rocks is a protected reserve near a town of Broumov that covers a total area of 17 km² . Picturesque sandstone rocks take their name from two local settlements of Adršpach and Teplice nad Metují. Adršpach-Teplice Rocks were formed during the Cretaceous period when tons of sediment deposits formed on the bottom of the ancient sea. After millions of years of wind and water erosions rocks formed unique geologic formations that tower at a height of 600 meters above surrounding plains. Many of the rock formations here are named due to their shapes that includes Stony Eagle, Dog, Boar, Stony Crown, Lovers, Martin walls and many others. Additionally Adršpach-Teplice Rocks has several lakes with the cleanest water. It is forbidden to swim here, but tourists are allowed to rent a boat.


The nature reserve has several well marked and well designed paths for hikers that begin in a town of Adršpach. There is also a visiting center and an official office where you can buy entrance tickets. You can also buy a map that will make your trip more productive. Various trails might take you 3- 8 hours. In addition to Adršpach- Teplice Rocks protected park there is also an area of virgin forest around this area that covers hundreds of square miles.


Additionally Adršpach-Teplice Rocks are a popular site for the rock climbing and rock jumping. If you feel like climbing these unusual rock formations make sure you are up to the task. Adršpach- Teplice Rocks are considered as one of most difficult and challenging for climbers. If you want to find how dangerous the place is just check the local miniature chapel located in the cliffs. Many people bring different items to commemorate their loved ones who died in accidents in Adršpach-Teplice Rocks. Additionally federally protected Peregrine Falcon call these rocks their home and some areas of the nature reserve are closed to the climbers.