Dronelapse of Prague
Top contributor iDrone Aerials put his new DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to good use with this epic dronelapse of the great Czech capital city of Prague. Using the built-in hyperlapse functionality of DJI's new Mavic, he was able to create an amazing perspective on one of the best-preserved cities in Europe. You will be treated to epic bird's-eye views of the Charles River, the iconic Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and other spots around the city's fabled Old Town.
Demo Reel from the Czech Republic
If you think that the Czech Republic is only about Prague, check out this aerial tour of the great Central European country by contributor Dejv. His compilation captures some of the epic natural and cultural scenery which abides in the Czech countryside. You'll be treated to bird's eye views of some of the spectacular mountains and lakes which dot the Czech countryside, as well as quaint medieval towns, endless forests and (of course) its legendary hilltop castles.
Castles of the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is home to some of Central Europe's most famous castles. In this video, top creator and drone pilot Pava created this stunning drone video of four of these landmarks: Karlstejn, Hluboká, Křivoklát, and Kost Castles. Karlstejn is a 14th century Gothic castle and one of the most well known castles in Central Bohemia. Křivoklát was a Gothic castle built in the 13th century and later rebuilt in the Baroque style. It's one of the most well recognized castles in South Bohemia.
Czech Winter Wonderland
The forests of the Czech Republic make for some of the best iconic winter scenes anywhere in the world. The tree-covered rolling hills of the countryside become a winter wonderland without match. In this drone video by contributor TJ, you'll get a bird's eye view of the snow covered Bohemian forests during the depths of the Czech winter. The video also features winter footage of some spectacularly well-preserved Czech castles and villages,.
České Krumlov: Czech Cultural Treasure
Contributor Minglam created this stunning drone video of one of the great cultural treasures of the Czech Republic. České Krumlov is a castle town in the southern part of the Bohemian province. The centerpiece of the town and the video is the České Krumlov, one of the world's most well preserved medieval castles and the country's second largest. It was built in 1280 by a baronial family called the Rosenbergs who were important powers within the Holy Roman Empire.
In a country known for its castles,. the Czech Republic's Karlstejn is a standout. This 14th century Gothic castle was selected as the #1 castle in the country in a survey by Touropia. Karlstejn was completed in 1348 for the use of Charles IV, who was King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Elect. At the time, Bohemia was one of the most important regions of the Holy Empire. Contributor Mertlas was able to fly over the castle on a brilliant autumn day to create this spectacular aerial tour.
Bezdez Castle is one of the great Gothic castles of Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It's situated on a hilltop near the town of Česká Lípa in the northern part of the region. Built in the 13th century, it was one of the dominant castles in Bohemia for a time. During the Thirty Years War, it fell into the hands of the Habsburgs, was converted into a monastery for a time, and subsequently abandoned. In this drone video, contributor MDM Drone Studio takes us for an aerial tour of this epic landmark.
Contributor JANEK used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial view of Trosky Castle, one of the most well known ruined castles in the Czech Republic. It's in the Liberac Region of Bohemia in the very northern part of the country, near the border with Germany. It was built in the 14th century and played an important role in the Hussite Wars of the 15th century. The castle was burned during the Thirty Year War of the 17th century and left in a ruined state.
MDM Drone Studio created this magnificent drone video of Kost Castle, one of the finest castles in the Czech Republic. It's in the region of Northern Bohemia, in the western part of the country. The 14th century castle is distinguished by its prominent white tower. Unlike most Czech castles, Kost is privately owned, by a very old noble family. The castle was named in Touropia's ranking of the top 10 castles of the Czech Republic, dated October 2017.
Státní zámek Hluboká is considered one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic. It appeared in the #3 spot in a recent ranking of Czech castles by Touropia. Like many Czech castles, it was built in the Gothic style in the medieval period and later converted by renovation to a Renaissance and later Baroque style. It's near the town of Hluboká nad Vltavou in Southern Bohemia. In this video by Minglam, you'll get a drone's eye view of this magnificent landmark.
Moravia's Bouzov Castle
In this drone video, contributor Tomas86 gives us a beautiful aerial view of one of the most well known castles of the Czech Republic. Bouzov Castle was built in the 14th century, around the time when many of the country's most well known fortifications were constructed. It's in the Olmouc region of Moravia in the eastern part of the country. Its iconic appearance has led to it being chosen for movie shooting locations, most notably the 2004 German film Before the Fall.
MDM Drone Studio flew a drone over the Prachov Rocks in the Hradec Králové Region of Bohemia in the north central Czech Republic. The result is a stunning bird's eye view of some of the most unusual rock formations in all of Europe. Here one can find gigantic, spectacular looking rocks with names such as Devil's Kitchen, Leaning Tower, the Elephant, and the Monk. The sandstone rocks sit on what had at one point been a large plateau.
Blanik Mountain, Central Bohemia
Contributor and drone pilot Ludoweet used his DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone to film the legendary Blaník Mountain in the Central Bohemian region of the Czech Republic. The result is an epic drone video of this famous hill in the heart of Central Europe, where according to legend an army of Czech knights led by St. Wenceslas awaits to help the Motherland when it is in great danger. The hill has a height of about 640 meters (a bit under 2.1k ft.).
Contributor Ludoweet created this stunning video of Pilgrimage Church in the Czech Republic. Formally known as Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk, it is situated at the edge of Žďár nad Sázavou, near the historical border between the regions of Moravia and Bohemia in the central part of the country. He used a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone to create a magnificent bird's eye view of this landmark, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.
Contributor and drone pilot Ludoweet created this amazing drone video of Kokořín Castle in the Central Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. Located about 10 km (6 mi) northeast of Mělník, it was built in the first half of the 14th century and heavily damaged during the Hussite Wars which raged through Czech lands in the 15th century. It was partially reconstructed early in the 20th century. Since 2001, the castle is now a protected site under Czech conservation laws.
The Czech Republic's Fairytale Forests
The Czech Republic is known in part for its dense forests, which cover much of the countryside especially in Bohemia, the country's western region and its historical core. Goings on in these (or myths thereof) forests have been the subject of children's fairytales for centuries. In this video, top contributor Ludoweet flies a drone through one of these magical forests. Shot at the outset of the fall season, the endless trees present as a brilliant mix of orange and green.
Drábské Světničky is a ruin of a 13th century rock castle in Mladá Boleslav District, in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. While the castle is impressive, the limestone rock formations which surround it are simply stunning in their size and shape. The castle itself was abandoned in the 15th century and is a ruined state. Contributor Ludoweet used a drone to create this marvelous aerial video of the castle and these amazing stone formations.
Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Castle Town
Contributor Janek made skillful use of a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial video of a stunningly beautiful castle town in southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Jindřichův Hradec is home to a castle of the same name, which was built in the 13th century and re-built in a Renaissance style castle several centuries later. It is the third largest castle in the Czech Republic. At one point, following the devastation of the Thirty Years War, the town was the second largest in Bohemia.
Abandoned Airport in the Czech Forest
An abandoned airport deep in the forests of the Czech Republic makes for a phenomenal drone video by contributor Ludoweet. He does an incredible job of capturing the oddness of the scene - a paved runway in the middle of endless rolling hills covered with pine trees. The Czech Republic has always occupied an important strategic position in Central Europe, and in the Warsaw Pact period it was covered with Red Army bases and Red Air Force airfields.
Deserted Rocket Base in the Czech Forest
Top contributor Ludoweet used a drone to capture an abandoned military base in his native Czech Republic. When the Warsaw Pact dissolved following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, many of the old Red Army and Red Air Force military assets in Eastern Europe were simply vacated. In this video, Lodoweet used a DJI drone to aerially film an old rocket base deep in the Czech forest, its missile tubes clearly arranged in a triangular fashion.
MIAPVIDEOS created this beautiful drone video of Zvikov Castle, one of the most important castle in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. It is situated in a highly strategic location at the juncture of the Vltava and Oltava rivers. Built in the 13th century, it was beseiged but not taken during the 15th century Hussite Wars that raged through Bohemia. Its luck ran out during the Thirty Years War; it surrendered after a seige by a large Habsburg force and was subsequently devastated.
Drone Tour of Prague
In this video, top contributor iDrone Aerials gives us an epic aerial tour of the Czech capital Prague. The city famously avoided destruction by retreating Nazi Germany at the end of World War II, thus sparing this cultural treasure in the heart of Central Europe. It is perhaps the best preserved European capital city, and has been used to film numerous movies. For example, Wenceslas Square, which you'll see at the 1:05, was the filming location for a scene in Mission: Impossible (1996).
DVOW Finalist from Prague
Contributor Dave Yip used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this stunning portrait of Prague, which was chosen as a finalist for the Drone Video of the Week. Watch it to see some epic bird's eye views of the city's highlights, including the Charles Bridge, the Old Town, and Prague Castle. Prague's ever-increasing popularity has been aided in part by appearing in the movies, perhaps most notably the 2006 James Bond hit Casino Royale. This was the 23rd in the series and the first to star Dan Craig.
Raf_Neo create this stunning video from Karlovy Vary, a n old and beautiful spa town in the western Czech Republic. Founded in the 14th century by the Holy Roman Emperor of the time, its hundreds of hot springs made it a favorite destination for European royalty for centuries. Before World War II, it was part of the Sudetenland, control of which went to Germany under the Munich Agreement of 1938. More recently, KV served as a filming location for the 23rd James Bond movie, Casino Royale (2006).
Czech Ironworks Factory
For centuries, the lands of the Czech Republic have been known for their metalworking industries. Going back centuries, the Behemian and Moravian regions were home to some of the most arms manufacturing in Europe, and the Czech lands were amongst the first on the European continent to industrialize as the Industrial Revolution began to spread from Britain. In this drone video from Mikin, you'll get an aerial look at the Klamova Ironworks, a well known 19th century ironworks near Brno.
Pernštejn Castle, South Moravia
Mikin used a DJI Spark drone to create this aerial tour of one of the most well known castles in the Moravia region in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. Pernštejn is built on a giant rock overlooking the village of Nedvědice in the country's South Moravian region. It occupies an important strategic position relative to to rivers which run through the area. It was built in the Gothic style in the 13th century, it's known as the "Marble Castle" for the stone which frames its windows and doors.
OCDrone created this drone video of a well known castle in the Czech Republic. Veveří Castle is located just a few miles from Brno, the second largest city in the country and the largest in the Moravia region. It likely dates to the 13th century, although some sources suggest an earlier construction date. It fell into a ruinous state, but in 1830 was purchased by a member of Swedish royalty who refurbished it. It fell into a state of disrepair again in the 20th century but was partially restored in the 1990's.