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Selected natural monuments and places of interest III.

Královská obora (Royal Game-Preserve)

South of Císařský ostrov (Emperor’s Island), separated by a canal, there spreads out an important natural landscape location with many wooded plants and communities of rare animals, especially invertebrates. Formerly a royal hunting ground, it was changed to a park during the reign of Rudolf II and its current appearance is the result of landscaping in the previous century.

Pecka

This is a low hill near the railway station Prague – Bubeneč. During the construction of a railway track, geological formations were uncovered that clearly show the development of the Prague Palaeozoic basin during the Ordovician period. Warm-loving flora once existed here but to a great extent it was disrupted by human activities.

Baba

These rock formations on the left bank of the Vltava in northern Prague have preserved communities of warm-loving plants and are also one of the richest sites for insect species in all of Prague. This area of 7 ha was declared a natural monument in 1982. An interesting feature is the “artificial” ruins.

Sedlecké skály (Sedlec cliffs)

This is a natural monument near the Prague district of Sedlec on the left bank of the Vltava that has an area of 7.5 ha and is located at an altitude of 190 to 260 metres above sea level. The location is an important community of cliffs, warm-loving cliff steppes and a rich site of rare plants and animals.

Drahaň – Troja Natural Park

One of many natural parks in Prague whose purpose is to protect the overall nature of the landscape – that means the natural and cultural characteristics of the given location. The Drahaň – Troja Natural Park, which is ecologically, geologically and biologically valuable, spreads out on the right bank of the Vltava, from Troja to the Drahaň valley.

Roztocký háj – Tiché údolí

This is romantic countryside in the Únětický stream valley above Roztoky nad Vltavou. This is Prague’s largest nature reserve, whose purpose is to protect the original character of the landscape, the original communities of flora and fauna and also many geological formations. A majority of the reserve is covered by forest growth.

Větrušická rokle (Větrušice chasm)

This is a national nature reserve (since 1969) having almost 25 ha on the right bank of the Vltava near the village of Větrušice. The location is protected thanks to the presence of warm-loving communities on cliff steppes and forest steppes. The valley is also an important geological location.

Úpor

A nature reserve. This is an extensive complex of predominantly oak-poplar floodplain forest at the tip of the confluence of the Vltava and Labe (Elbe) Rivers under the town of Mělník. The forest is an important site of the growth of the snowdrop and other herbs. This is a rare example of a snowdrop floodplain meadow in the Elbe River basin.