The village of Božanov is located under the Broumovske Steny mountain ridge. This region is rich in culture and nature with a varied landscape of lovely farmland, dense forests and rugged rock formations. The environment wins the hearts of its visitors through peace, beauty and untouched nature. All seasons will surprise you. The spring with its vast meadows covered with beautiful yellow rapeseed, the summer with its warmth and the rural outdoors, the winter always snowy until well into March and autumn with its color splendor of the many maple trees.
Characteristic in this area is the Broumovské Steny mountain ridge with its unique erratic sandstone rocks, vistas and viewpoints. This area is the ideal base for beautiful hiking and mountain biking tours varying in levels and length. The paths are well marked.
Recreational lake Radkow
At about 2 km from Božanov located in the town of Radkow in Poland, there is a large recreation swimming lake with sunbathing areas in a beautiful quiet area with breathtaking views.
Near the lake there are several restaurants, including a restaurant with delicious fresh trout on the menu.
There are sunbathing areas around the recreational swimming lake and a large sandpit has been created for children to play in.
The recreational lake is easily accessible from Božanov. There is a completely new way to the lake. From the campsite or holiday homes you can take a trip to the lake by car, on a bike or on foot.
A visit to the historic town of Broumov with its shops and terraces is definitely worth it. The historic monastery is one of the most important sights of Broumov. The large monastery complex was designed in the first half of the 18th century by the famous master builder from the baroque: Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer. The 17th-century church contains beautiful paintings and sculptures.
In Broumov you can also find the oldest wooden preserved church in the Czech Republic.
photo above: the historic town of Broumov
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photo left: oldest wooden church in the Czech Republic in Broumov
National Park Adrspach and Teplice
It is certainly worth a visit to the erratic sandstone rocks of Adrspach and Teplice. This National Park is located about 20 km from Božanov.
These unique rock formations, called the Teplicko-Adrspasské Skály, originated more than 120 million years ago, because the chalk bottom of a dried up sea was sometimes pushed up 100 meters.
In some deep crevices it is so cold that even in June there can still be a strong pack of snow.
Here you can enjoy spectacular walks between the rock formations, gorges and waterfalls. There is also the possibility for a boat trip on the lake, mountain climbing and horseback riding.
At the edge of the rock area of Ardspach is the ruin of the castle Ardspach. The old castle was built on a high rock in the middle of a deep forest. A large part of the castle is formed by a rock massif. At the top you have a nice view over the rock city and the Giant Mountains.
Outdoor swimming pool Mezimesti
A very modern outdoor pool is located in Mezimesti at approximately. 10 km from Božanov. The pool has two large slides, a children’s pool for the little ones with a small slide and a water feature and a competition pool.
There is an opportunity to eat, drink and buy ice cream. There is also a tennis court, a playground, a golf course and a table tennis table.
The Giant Mountains are located about 50 km west of Božanov. This protected National Park is one of the largest in Central Europe.
The Giant Mountains are the largest and highest mountains in the Czech Republic and are characterized by dense vegetation of conifers interspersed with deep valleys, vast mountain meadows and cool mountain lakes.
It is an area with the perfect opportunities for mountain hikers. There are many hiking trails on which wonderful trips along splashing streams and waterfalls can be made. On the way you can enjoy the many beautiful views and picturesque villages with wooden houses. A nice mountain peak is the Snezka, the highest mountain of Czech Republic with its 1602m.