On a recent trip to North Bohemia, we had the opportunity to visit one of the country’s most visited geological formation: Panská skála (Lord’s Rock).
The Lord’s Rock is a remnant of a basalt hill. About 30 million years ago, the rocks made up of basalt magma were pushed up and never went to the surface. This trapped magma began to cool very slowly, forming the typical jointing which we now observe today.
With quarrying, a lake was also formed, which became an interesting addition to this geological wonder. Now this area is protected, and is developed solely for tourism purposes.
We were very lucky to find it along the way. My boys didn’t waste the chance to go up the hill.
And here they are ….. Can you see them?
The organ-like rock formation is one of the site’s most insteresting features.
My girl and I were again left behind.
We didn’t mind. I think this site is better viewed from afar.
Several pictures and further information about this attraction can be found here.