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Nature Trail – SOOS Nature Reserve


Category: Nature Trails Region: Cheb, Františkovy Lázně and their surroundings Town: Nový Drahov


The nature trail leading through the SOOS nature reserve focuses on geology, botany and zoology. There are 9 boards with interesting information from these fields and related to this unique location placed along the 2 km long circuit. The trail starts about 200 m from the train station in Nový Drahov.


  1.  Geology map, Hydrology map, the Eger Basin profile
  2.  Soos basin, Plan of the SOOS nature reserve
  3.  Emperor’s Spring
  4.  Fauna – animals in the nature reserve
  5.  Profile of the diatomaceous earth (kieselgur) deposit – diatomaceous earth shield
  6.  Mofettes (the Soos basin profile in the mofettes area)
  7.  Halophytes in the nature reserve
  8.  Peat bog flowers
  9.  Věra Spring (Plan of the springs in SOOS, Profile of springs formation in SOOS, Plan of springs formation in the Eger Basin)

Other boards outside of the trail itself form part of the display too (displays plan by the parking lot, rescue shelter for wounded predators, display of dinosaurs, museum exhibition in one of the buildings).

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Trail length

2 km

Means of locomotion

walking – wheelchair accessible


Non-demanding flat terrain, leading partly on raised wooden walkways and partly on adapted road. The way back from the last station leads on a regular road with occasional traffic.


maximum 1 hour


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