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Soos Nature Reserve


Category: Points of Interest Region: Cheb, Františkovy Lázně and their surroundings Town: Františkovy Lázně


There is no other place like the Soos Nature Reserve (located north of Františkovy Lázně) in Central Europe. It is a unique relic of a salt lake which turned into peat bogs and mineral salt marshes. You will find traces of volcanic activity here, illustrated by the mofettes – mud volcanoes emitting pure carbon dioxide, as well as by numerous mineral springs. We find a number of protected animals and wetland plants or halophytes in its many extraordinary biotopes.

There is also a geology park, a museum with natural history and paleontological exhibits, a display of life-sized pre-historical reptiles, an exhibition called “Avian World of the Cheb Region” and a fallow-deer preserve. 

A nature trail with several instructional stops leads through the Soos Nature Reserve. More >>

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Opening hours

1 Mar – 31 Mar; 1 Nov – 30 Nov 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
1 Apr – 30 Apr; 1 Oct – 31 Oct 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
1 May – 30 Jun; 1 Sep – 30 Sep 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
1 Jul – 31 Aug 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Admission fee

  • Adults CZK 90
  • Seniors CZK 80
  • Children 7-15 years   CZK 30
  • Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children) CZK 180
  • Disabled and students    CZK 80

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