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  Panska Skala / Herrenhausfelsen
by globetrott

Panska Skala / Herrenhausfelsen is a volcanic rock-formation similar to the one of Giant Causeway and the island Staffa in Scotland !
Every book uses another expression for this unique wonder of nature.
In german guidebooks they still use the german expression, as it was once part of Austria.
In local Czech maps you better search for "Panska Skala" or maybe for the small village of "Prachen" ( but it is not always listed on a map)
" The Stone Organ of Kamenicky Senov " is another expression somtimes to be found in guidebooks.
Inside a very small area around the small vulcanic pond you will find thousands of Basalt- octagons of vulcanic origin.
The Basalt was pressed out of the vulcan by such pressure, millions of years ago, that it made that regular octagons that you may see still today.
The rock is just about 200 meters from the main road and you may enter it freely and without any restrictions.

Somehow it is not yet considdered a major tourist attraction, as they do not even have a good place to park, but simply made the road a bit wider in order to have space for 4-5 cars..
But 1 single tourist-bus parking there will not leave any extra space for other cars

You may take the train to Kamenicka Nova Viska or Vesnicka and go with a museum-train maybe 3 more km and have to walk the rest.
On road #13 / E 442 Prachen is 4 Km east of Kamenicky Senov & 6 Km west of Novy Bor.

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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