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Dronelapse of Prague

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iDrone Aerials
iDrone Aerials
3.3k VŪZ 13 21
6 months ago

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

ShowReel 2016/2017

Dejv
Dejv
3.1k VŪZ 39 32
2 years ago

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

Czech castles and ruins

pava
pava
3.1k VŪZ 65 48
a year ago

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

Frozen Portrait | Aerial Film of Czech

TJ
TJ
1.0k VŪZ 23 30
a year ago

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

České Krumlov,Czech Republic

minglam
minglam
1.2k VŪZ 25 24
2 years ago

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.

Karlstejn Castle

Karlstejn Castle, Czech republic

mertlas
mertlas
543 VŪZ 12 10
2 years ago

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

CASTLE BEZDĚZ 4K CZECH REPUBLIC

MDM Drone Studio
MDM Drone Studio
4.5k VŪZ 45 44
2 years ago

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.

Trosky Castle

Trosky Castle by Mavic

JANEK
JANEK
170 VŪZ 7 5
2 years ago

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.

Kost Castle

CASTLE KOST 4K CZECH REPUBLIC

MDM Drone Studio
MDM Drone Studio
1.1k VŪZ 21 25
a year ago

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.

Hluboká Castle

Státní zámek Hluboká 赫盧博卡城堡

minglam
minglam
1.3k VŪZ 19 20
2 years ago

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

Bouzov castle

Tomas86
Tomas86
451 VŪZ 13 8
2 years ago

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.  

Prachov Rocks

PRACHOVSKÉ ROCKS 4K CZECH REPUBLIC

MDM Drone Studio
MDM Drone Studio
1.9k VŪZ 38 44
2 years ago

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

Legendary Knight Mountain

ludoweet
ludoweet
2.5k VŪZ 32 35
2 years ago

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.).

Pilgrimage Church

Pilgrimage Church / UNESCO

ludoweet
ludoweet
1.6k VŪZ 38 46
2 years ago

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.  

Kokořín Castle

Fairytale Castle

ludoweet
ludoweet
3.5k VŪZ 36 49
2 years ago

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

Magical Forest

ludoweet
ludoweet
1.4k VŪZ 40 36
2 years ago

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

Sandstone Monuments / Czech Paradise

ludoweet
ludoweet
459 VŪZ 12 12
2 years ago

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

Jindřichův Hradec-most beautiful town of South Bohemia

JANEK
JANEK
1.5k VŪZ 19 18
2 years ago

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

Mysterious Airport Lost In The Woods

ludoweet
ludoweet
1.3k VŪZ 25 36
2 years ago

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

Deserted Military Rocket Base

ludoweet
ludoweet
1.2k VŪZ 20 20
2 years ago

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.

Zvikov Castle

Zvíkov Castle

MIAPVIDEOS
MIAPVIDEOS
79 VŪZ 7 4
a year ago

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

Prague in 4K

iDrone Aerials
iDrone Aerials
3.2k VŪZ 48 46
a year ago

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

It's magic!

Dave Yip
Dave Yip
3.5k VŪZ 31 32
a year ago

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.

Karlovy Vary

Czech Republic - Karlovy Vary

Raf_Neo
Raf_Neo
127 VŪZ 8 6
4 months ago

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

Klamova Ironworks

Mikin
Mikin
70 VŪZ 6 4
a year ago

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

Czech - Gothic castle Pernštejn DJI Spark Drone

Mikin
Mikin
85 VŪZ 5 4
a year ago

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.

Veveří Castle

Veveri castle

OCdrone
OCdrone
719 VŪZ 16 9
2 months ago

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.  

Vranov Castle, South Moravia

ROCK CASTLE VRANOV PANTHEON 4K CZECH REPUBLIC

MDM Drone Studio
MDM Drone Studio
269 VŪZ 9 8
2 years ago

Vranov Castle (Vranov nad Dyjí Chateau) is a well known "rock castle" in the southern Czech Republic.  It's situated in the town of the same name in South Moravia, near the Austrian border.  It was likely built in the 11th century, originally as a means to protect Moravia from raids coming from the lands of the Holy Roman Empire. It was rebuilt in the 17th century in the Baroque style, the work of a famous Austrian architect named Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach.

Great Amerika Quarry

Great Amerika Quarry

Joe Paskes
Joe Paskes
386 VŪZ 19 10
a year ago

Contributor Joe Paskes created this beautiful drone video of a giant disused limestone quarry in the Czech Republic which is so large that it's known as the Czech Grand Canyon.  Velká Amerika is in the province of Central Bohemia, near the town of Mořina.  It's almost a kilometer long and has an 18 meter (about 60 ft.) lake at its bottom.  The quarry was used for mining limestone for much of the 20th century, and since being closed has been frequently used for filming Czech movies. 

Technical Marvel: Hydro Plant in Oloumoc

Hydro power plant

MIAPVIDEOS
MIAPVIDEOS
198 VŪZ 9 8
a month ago

Contributor MIAPVIDEOS created this fascinating drone videos of one of the technological wonders of the Czech Republic: the Dlouhe Strane Hydro Power Station.  It's what's known as a pumped storage power plant, where flow from a nearby river (the Desná) generates electricity, some of which is used to pump water to the mountaintop reservoir you see in the video.  Situated in the province of Oloumoc, it's the largest hydro power station in the country and is home to Europe's largest reversing turbine. .  

The Iron Mountains

Flashbacks | MAVIC AIR FOOTAGE

monty.roman
monty.roman
257 VŪZ 8 9
15 days ago

Here's a beautiful drone video from the middle of the Czech Republic, compliments of contributor monty.roman.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Air drone, the video captures an area around the Iron Mountains.  This is a chain of hills which sits at the northern end of a longer system called the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands.  These hills and low mountains run in a northeasterly-oriented line and act as the border between the country's Bohemia and Moravia regions.  

West Sudetens: Jizera Mountains

Jizera Mountains / The Green Stone

ludoweet
ludoweet
197 VŪZ 10 8
6 months ago

Top contributor Ludoweet created this beautiful drone video from the Jizera Mountains in the Czech Republic.  More like hills, these are part of the Western Sudetens chain, which forms the border between the country and Poland.  These granite peaks have a maximum elevation of just over 1.1k meters (about 3.7k ft.) above sea level.  The area saw massive forced-migration after World War II as many of its native Germans were expelled and replaced with Czechs and Poles.  

Plzeň Region: Radyně Castle

Fortress Over Forests | Radyně Castle

ludoweet
ludoweet
1.7k VŪZ 21 20
2 years ago

Check out this beautiful drone video of a 14th century castle in the western Czech Republic, compliments of top contributor ludoweet.  It's called Radyně Castle, and it's located near the town of  Starý Plzenec in the region of Plzeň in western Bohemia.  The castle was completed in 1361, on the site of an earlier structure which had been destroyed.  The castle had fallen into a ruined state by the 16th century, and some 19th century alterations were essentially undone by a fire in 1886.

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