Travel Tip: Petrovy Kameny, one of the most mysterious places in the Czech Republic

in traveltip •  15 days ago

Dear Steemit friends and followers,

Welcome to my Travel Tip series where I promote some of the most beautiful places, interesting landmarks and impressive architectural sites of my homeland, the Czech Republic.

Today, I will take you to one of the most enigmatic and spookiest places of the country, the legendary Petrovy Kameny.

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Located in the Jeseniky Mountains, the second highest mountain range of the Czech Republic, Petrovy Kameny (translates as "the Peter´s Stones) is a rocky hill situated at the border between the Silesian and Moravian part of the country.

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A popular tourist attraction, Petrovy Kameny are mostly famous for two things - as a unique ecosystem with several rare floral species including two endemic species but also as a place with a very dark history. According to an old legend, the hill used to be a gathering spot for witches in the medieval times. Not far from this place, there is the Velke Losiny Chateau where brutal witch trials took place. It was found out that at least 56 women accused of witchcraft were killed at the chateau, many of whom were believed to gather at Petrovy Kameny.

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Today, the place has a status of a protected natural reserve and the access to the stones on the top of the hill is forbidden but there are several great ski slopes in its close vicinity.


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Tomas
CEO & Founder of CGH

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I love mysteries ;)

How could I miss to visit this place ;) added to cart and will surely visit it when I will come to Czechrepublic. i really like the loneliness of this place. Despite being alone, how beautiful this place. Greenery is everywhere.

Sad to know about the lose of 56 women :( It's really a big tragedy.

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Yep, that's real shame.... that was some hard times to live at those ages.....

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yeah, but now the hard time has gone :)

You describe your tour in very good way...it feels as I am trevelling theRe..owesome place to visit...I would like to visit there once in life if possible.

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Make it a dream and with hard work, dedication a passion all will come to a fruition! Wishing you the best of luck.

Wow, it looks beautiful and for me the dark history related to witches makes this place more interesting even, and thanks for sharing beautiful landscape of your country ❤️

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I know, spooky and beautiful all at once make is hard to resist....

A life lived without traveling and exploring the beauty of the world would be a wasted life in my humble view. I know majority of the world can't even afford to drink safe water and if we go down this road, may be, we sadness darkens our souls. So, with all the sympathies to the vast majority of the humans from any corner of the world, I believe, if someone gets a chance to visit places and document their experiences in photo blogging form or if not possible that way, then in textual form would give you the best and long lasting memories for your life ahead. It's a pity that we have to qualify (in monetary terms) to visit different parts of the world as the humans have divided the world into a few pieces called countries. In such a situation, if someone posts photos of these places through his blog, then it's a blessing. Great efforts @czechglobalhosts.

Steem On!

This is a VERY nice description to this amazing place.

you just know how to put your words into order :D i am very impressed about your writing and the spot itself.

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Thanks ever so much for your positive comment and feedback:)... truly appreciated...

An amazing place and the mountains make is more splendid. The snowfall has a great charm and it has made the whole place really beautiful. Thanks for the share.

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All seasons in my homeland are bringing something else and beautiful all at once and the winter is not an exception. Have a great night. Tomas

Your travel tip series this time is on another level. I have like commented on almost all of your posts due to the great and beautiful places and eye catching photography. Once again really very great work.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and for your positive comment.

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What a beauty, the mountain covered with snow looks just marvelous. The story associated to this place is bit sad and strange.

wow..amazing..place...thank you so much..for sharing...

A beautiful place indeed. Looks great in summer as well as winter. Czech is a gorgeous place to travel.

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RESULTS OF VERY INTERESTING PHOTOGRAPHY MAKING Mr. @czechglobalhosts

RESULTS OF VERY INTERESTING PHOTOGRAPHY MAKING Mr. @czechglobalhosts

Interesting history. Very beautiful in the Winter as well as in the Summer.

though mysterious, it is still breathtakingly beautiful view .

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I'm really hoping I get to go to the Jeseniky Mountains this summer after I'm in Ostrava.

I love this place, but I would like to mention also Ski area Ovčárna, where are one of the best snow conditions of Moravian mountains, many slopes that enjoy experienced skiers or snowboarders and even children. If you are a winter-sport lover, try Ovčárna!