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A1 Moravian Karst

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Climate change during the Quaternary Period can be easily studied by geophysical and geochemical methods. Super-paramagnetic grains were produced in the soil by bacteria during the interglacial periods. Newly formed bacterial super-paramagnetic magnetite is the reason for the recorded increases in magnetic susceptibility. Studies of oxygen isotopes in stalagmites represent another well- established method to understand the global temperature changes. We will visit caves of the Moravian Karst where the methods have been applied. This area is a protected nature reserve north of Brno in the eastern part of the Czech Republic were a number of notable geological features, including numerous caverns and gorges.  The most magnificent of them is the Macocha Abyss. A gorge 138 m deep was formed when the ceiling of an underground cave chamber collapsed.
Brno itself is the second largest city in the Czech Republic by population and area, which offers a number of sights, including Špilberk castle and fortress and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul on Petrov hill, two medieval buildings that dominate the cityscape.

190,- EUR per person (currently not available)
Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 21
2 days
departure 8:00
arrival 19:00
Prague > Moravský kras > Brno > Prague
1x accommodation, 2x lunch, 1x dinner

C1 Šumava Mts. & Boubín Wildwood

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The Šumava Mountains are one of the largest protected areas in Europe and they are also the largest continuously forested area in Central Europe (both together with the German side of the Mts). The upland, the so-called Šumava Plains, with area of 450 sq. km at an elevation of around 1000 m above sea level, is unique in Europe.  Ten mountain glaciers sent their tongues during Early Quaternary, and formed the landscape with valleys and moraines. Other rare ancient landscape types are peat bogs, meadows, old-growth forests, lakes, and picturesque rivers. Boubín is a massif with peak 1362 m high, covered by a former primeval forest, which is a natural reservation since 1858. Until the Middle Ages the area was uninhabited region. But was later successively settled and remunerative land exploitation, controlled from administrative centres such as the monasteries of Vyšší Brod and Zlatá Koruna and the castles of Rožmberk and Český Krumlov. The wood used to be sent to Prague and Vienna on specially designed and adapted waterways. Glass production from numerous quartz occurrences became famous world-wide. Gold has been mined in large amounts. We invite you to visit the selection of most representative topics of all of this.

225.- EUR per person (currently not available)
Saturday, July 4 - Sunday, July 5
2 days
departure 8:00
arrival 19:00
Day 1, Day 2
1x accommodation, 2x lunch, 1x dinner

 

C2 Permian, Miocene and Pliocene Mafic Monogenetic Volcanism in the Bohemian Paradise

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The picturesque landscape of the Bohemian Paradise in northeast Czech Republic inspired many romantic writers and painters. The landscape is built on Cretaceous marine sediments with famous rock-towns created by erosion in sandstones, but the area is dominated by erosional remnants of monogenetic volcanoes. During the trip, remnants of Miocene pyroclastic cones and their feeder systems will be investigated as well as exposures in pyroclastic sequences of Permian mafic monogenetic volcanism. The trip will lead to Trosky castle built upon remnant of a scoria cone as well as to the Zebín tuff cone remnant. We will also visit historical town of Jičín – great inspiration for fairytale-writers and Nová Paka brewery. The Permian volcanic rocks host various types of gems, with best samples displayed in the Nová Paka treasures house.

169,- EUR per person
Thursday, July 2 - Friday, July 3
2 days
departure 8:00
arrival 19:00
Prague > Trosky > Prackov > Kozákov > Smrčí > Valdice > Jičín > Nová Paka > Studenec > Zboží > Prague
1x accommodation, 2x lunch

B7 Oligocene Doupovské Hory Volcanic Complex: Shield Volcano with Several Failure Episodes

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The northwest Bohemia hosts still somewhat enigmatic Oligocene Doupovské hory Volcanic Complex.  Most of this interesting volcanic area remains inaccessible due to presence of military training area, but many outcrops along the marginal parts offer a view to the history of this complex which was active for some 14 million years. We will visit sequences displaying compositional variability of alkaline basaltic rocks. Sequences of debris flows and debris avalanches derived from this predominantly effusive volcanic complex can be observed at several sites. We will visit localities with deposits of debris flows and debris avalanches derived by tectonic activity from basaltic shield volcano and also interesting transitions between these processes. Despite the age of this volcanic complex, its debris deposits are well preserved and exposed. The activity of this volcanic complex terminated by about 20 Ma by several small scoria cones on its northern periphery. Unique baroque garden in Valeč as well as a visit to the historical town of Kadaň are also added to the itinerary.

159,- EUR per person
Wednesday, June 24 - Thursday, June 25
2 days
departure 8:00
arrival 19:00
Route map
1x accommodation, 2x lunch

B8 Technical Monuments and Anthropogenic Hazards Related to Coal Mining and Steel Industry in Ostrava Region

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The Carboniferous on the northeastern margin of the Bohemian Massif is characterized by flysh sedimentary layers inter-bedded with several coals seams. That is why the Ostrava region became the industrial core of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and since 1918 of the newly established Czechoslovakia. Archeological discoveries, e.g. a finding of famous 45 mm high torso of a woman carved from hematite, document that the Landek Hill near Ostrava was settled during the Stone Age by mammoth hunters. Coincidentally, their settlement was concentrated around outcrops of coal seams, and because they found out the combustible properties of coal, they probably belong to the first people, who practically used hard coal. The first mention of a coal mine at this locality is dated back to the year 1830. It was later renamed to the Mine Anselm and finally closed in 1974. Nowadays it is the mining museum, probably the largest in Europe, offering both open air and underground mining expositions. The excursion includes  visits to the top of a blast furnace within the technical monument of “The lower area of Vítkovice“ and to places where the underground mining resulted in a surface subsidence that deforms buildings, dwellings of residents, roads and other constructions and where rockbursts and mining shocks are often felt by residents. A visit to the 13th century Silesian-Ostrava castle is also planned.

189,- EUR per person (currently not available)
Saturday, June 27 - Sunday, June 28
2 days
departure 8:00
arrival 19:00
Map
1x accommodation, 2x lunch, 1x dinner

A3 Thermal and Mineralised Springs and Mofettes in West Bohemia

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The Eger Graben, part of the European Cenozoic rift system (ECRIS), is more than 250 km long and 35 km wide graben structure striking NE-SW in north-western Czech Republic. The rift hosts two major volcanic complexes: České středohoří Mts. and Doupovské Hory Mts., several coal-bearing sedimentary basins, and many scattered solitary monogenetic volcanoes. Deep faults enabled the rise of magma that formed several volcanic fields. Groundwater circulating to depths of several kilometers are saturated by gases (CO2, He), often of mantle origin, rise in thermal springs and moffets.
West Bohemia is the well-known health resort with Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) spa as its flag ship. First treatments of healing springs were documented in the 14th Century. The highest temperature of the springs reaches 73°C. Other places to be visited, Marianské Lázně (Marienbad) spas, Františkovy Lázně (Franzensbad) spas are located in the Cheb basin, as well as the Soos nature reserve and Komorní Hůrka volcano (erupted only some 100,000 years ago).

209,- EUR per person
Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 21
2 days
departure 8:30
arrival 19:00
Prague >  Karlovy Vary > Loket (lunch) > Soos > Františkovy Lázně (dinner & accommodation) > PR Smraďoch > Mariánské Lázně > Chodová Planá (lunch) > Teplá > Praha
1x accommodation, 2x lunch

C3 South-Bohemian Lacustrine and Marshy Landscape within the Anorogenic Troughs

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The surroundings of Třeboň (a small historical town in Southern Bohemia) were flooded during the 16th Century by a newly built pond system. The surface of water reflects most of the solar energy while the sun is close to the horizon. However, water absorbs almost hundred percent of the energy when the sun is at its zenith. The environmental changes caused by the modification of albedo were evaluated using pollen analysis. We will see the remnants of the pond system and the data regarding climate change.
We will also visit České Budějovice the largest city in South Bohemia, which preserves interesting architecture from Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and 19th century period. This includes buildings around the large town square, the old town hall with murals and bronze gargoyles, and the town tower "Černá věž" ("Black Tower"). The most valuable historic building is the Dominican convent with the Gothic Presentation of the Virgin Mary church on Piaristic Square.  Budějovice has long been well known for its beer brewed there since the 13th century. For a time the town was the imperial brewery for the Holy Roman Emperor, and Budweiser Bier (i.e. beer from Budweis) became, one of the best-known lagers and along with Pilsner beer from Plzeň the best known Czech beer.
The program covers also the visit of Český Krumlov, another popular tourist destination in South Bohemia. In 1992, it was added to UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

269,- EUR per person (currently not available)
Friday, July 3 - Saturday, July 4
2 days
departure 8:30
arrival 19:00
Trip route
1x accommodation, 2x lunch, 1x dinner

 

   
 
 
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