Panská skála is a geological locality and a national natural monument in Bohemian Switzerland, which attracts tourists with the so-called stone organ, which was created due to the columnar separation of basalt during the solidification of magma.
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Interesting facts Panská skála
Road to Panská skála
If you go to Panská skála by car, then you can comfortably park right in front of the monument in a spacious parking lot, where there is also a tourist information. The road around the manorial rock leads from Kamenický Šenov to Nový Bor and you can also use the "Organ" cycle path, which leads from Česká Lípa.
Panská skála and the present
At present, Panská skála is a part of Kamenický Šenov and serves as a tourist attraction. Today, 5 and 6-sided columns up to 15 meters high are under national protection. Thanks to their arrangement right next to each other, they resemble a church organ. Another activity created a lake here, which in contrast to the stone organ looks romantic. The locality in which we can find Panská skála is situated at an altitude of up to 597 m above sea level. and covers an area of 1.26 hectares.
The current form of Panská skála is due to the extraction of basalt, during which the slopes of the hill were discovered at the end of the 18th century. Thanks to its great resistance to seawater, the mined basalt was exported to the Benelux, where it was used to build seawalls.
Panská skála appeared in the footage of the film fairy tale The Proud Princess.
Panská skála is one of the most beautiful examples of columnar basalt separation in the Czech Republic. The individual columns occupy an almost vertical position, are approximately 12 to 15 meters long and have a diameter of about 20 to 40 cm.
If you go to the top of Panská skála, you will have a nice view of the town of Kamenický Šenov and its surroundings.
Right at the foot of Panská skála you will find the Marian Column, which was built here as a memorial to a young companion and his widow, who froze here during the cold night of January 18, 1739.
Panská skála is currently the most visited geological formation in Bohemia. With its beauty, it boldly competes with the nearby Zlatý vrch.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová