Spring in Mácha’s region

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Máchův kraj (Mácha’s region) is an amazing destination with a romantic landscape that captured the heart of the poet Karel Hynek Mácha. And when else to come here than in May, the month of love. Let’s take a wander through this landscape of sandstone rocks, ponds and romantic castles. It has plenty to offer for more active visitors, too.

We’ll start our tips with some action and take you to the Vrchbělá resort in Bělá pod Bezdězem. This resort is ideal for families with children and in-line skaters, and has some wonderful viewpoints. There’s a great 7.5 km-long in-line skating route, a rope centre and a large children’s play area. You’ll find it hard to tempt your child back from the large wooden climbing frames, which are replicas of the castles of Bezděz, Zvířetice and Ralsko; not to mention the swings, maze and trampolines. Know what the European nightjar looks like? You’ll find the answer to this and much more on a pleasant walk along the nature trail with its ten stops. You can get a great birds-eye view of the entire complex from the lookout tower, which is 27 m high and offers a beautiful panorama of Bezděz castle. A day spent at Vrchbělá will fly by, and visitors of all ages will have an unforgettable time.

When visiting Máchův kraj (Mácha’s region) it’s well worth the walk up the hill to Bezděz castle, which is rightly the symbol of the whole region. And they’ve prepared plenty of attractions for the new season, such as the interactive The Treasure of King Wenceslas II game. So what’s this game all about? Children (and adults too, if they fancy) will look for hidden symbols all over the castle and its grounds, and if they manage to find them all and mark them down on their game card, they’ll receive a reward. Let’s stay with castles and take you to some of Máchův kraj’s other castles and chateaus, which are opening their gates after the winter. From April you can visit Houska castle, Doksy chateau, or discover the magic of the chateau in Zákupy.

Have you visited the Fox Trail in the village of Kravaře yet? If not, we highly recommend it! It’s an easy circuit around 5.4 km long with a total of 7 stops, featuring wooden sculptures of a water sprite and some of the animals we can find in the forests around. You can walk the trail, including with a pushchair, or bike it.

In spring you won’t regret a trip to Peklo, and not only to see the snowflakes, swathes of which blanket the whole valley in spring. Although Peklo, in the valley of the Robečský stream near Česká Lípa, has a scary name (it means Hell in Czech), it is actually a romantic valley, and also a national natural monument. We’ll walk through it along the nature trail, which leads through the village of Karba with its timbered cottages, and through the valley with rooms carved out in its sandstone walls, and by the railway viaduct.


If you get caught in a spring storm and a real downpour in Máchův kraj (Mácha’s region), we’ve got a tip for a pleasant and interesting place to stay dry. The Karel Hynek Mácha Memorial can be found in the oldest preserved house in Doksy – a timbered cottage with a shingled roof and a little tower, which has survived all the destructive fires that have raged through the town. It houses an exhibition portraying the life and work of the romantic poet Karel Hynek Mácha, and his links to the region that inspired him to write his famous poem May. In the other part of the ground floor you can see an exhibition on Fishing and Pond Farming in the Česká Lípa Region, which charts the history of this industry in the area.

We’ve definitely not mentioned all the interesting places and tips for spring trips around this beautiful destination. But you’re sure to enjoy a great spring here anyway. For more tips, visit our social media profiles under REGION LIBEREC and FB Máchův kraj – turistická destinace (FB Máchův kraj – tourist destinations).

Created 5.5.2022 9:27:07 - updated 11.5.2022 10:25:14 | read 1886x | katerina.horackova