The Bohemian Paradise truly refl ects the historical development of the Bohemian basin. Travelling around the Bohemian Paradise you shouldn’t miss the symbol of this region, the castle Trosky. Moreover, you should see the castles Kost, Valdštejn or Hrubý Rohozec in the Turnov region, Humprecht in the Sobotka region, or the majestic castles Sychrov and Mnichovo Hradiště.
Albrecht of Valdštejn, a controversial personality of Czech history, played a signifi cant role in the development of the Bohemian Paradise. A warrior, conqueror and looter on the one hand, an extraordinary builder, enlightened ruler and a rich patron on the other. Owing to this man, the baroque scenery of the Jičín region started to develop, with the town of Jičín becoming the architectural pearl of the Bohemian Paradise. To fi nd out more about the charismatic Albrecht of Valdštejn when travelling around the region, make use of a special guide book called “Following the steps of Albrecht of Valdštejn” („Po stopách Albrechta z Valdštejna“).
Apart from historic buildings, castles and chateaux, the Bohemian Paradise is also popular for its very specifi c vernacular architecture. The local half-timbered houses contribute greatly the picturesque atmosphere of the country.