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The Rock Town

Hidden away in a forest in the Czech Republic lies the “Adršpach-Teplice Rock Town”. It is actually not a town built by people but an area covered with huge rock formations. The rocks take the shape of pillars, columns and walls and create a fascinating labyrinth to explore.

The area is protected as a national nature reserve and also hosts one of the largest permanent breeding sites of the peregrine falcon in Europe. Visitors are only allowed to visit certain areas of the reserve and have to follow the marked trails to protect the birds.

During the Cretaceous Period (145-70 million years ago) at the bottom of the ocean sandstone formed in the area and was later on shaped by water, wind, sun and ice. Almost every rock in the reserve has been given a distinctive name due to the interesting shapes created by erosion.

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