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18-11-2019, 09:04 UTC
Photo Tour of the Czech Republic
 

Rip Mountain

Rip is the best-known Czech mountain. According to legend the primal father Cech (Czech) brought his folk to Rip and settled here thanks to the fertile land. The top of this basalt bell-shaped mountain was probably a cult site in prehistoric times, and both prehistoric and medieval ceramic fragments have been found there. On the top we find the Romanesque Rotunda of St. George, dating from the 11th century. Rip has been a favourite place for pilgrimage and folk gatherings throughout Czech history. One of the most beautiful views of the Central Bohemian Massif (Ceske stredohori)-, and the Krusne Mountains can be enjoyed from the top of Rip. During good weather you can see as far as -Prague.


Rotunda of St. George Rotunda of St. George
The pub on the Rip The pub on the Rip