The mountain is visible from afar, rising to 456 m above sea level with a Romanesque rotunda on the top. The legend of the arrival of the Czech forefather is related to Říp Mountain. It has been one of the basic symbols of the Czech nation since time immemorial. From the summit lookout points, you can enjoy distant views of the Bohemian Central Highlands or the deep forests of the Kokořín region.
Mount Říp (456 m above sea level) rises from the Polabská plain 5 km south of Roudnice nad Labem. The legend of the arrival of the forefather of Bohemia is related to the Říp Mountain. It has been one of the basic symbols of the Czech nation since time immemorial. At the top stands a chapel dedicated to the patron saint of the Přemyslids, St. George, and the patron saint of the Czech land, St. Vojtěch. Inside, you can see a statue of St. George with a dragon.
Several marked hiking trails lead to the summit. If the needle on your compass spins confusingly on the ascent, it will be clear evidence that the local basalt contains an admixture of magnetite. From the summit viewpoints, you can enjoy far panoramic views of the Bohemian Central Highlands or the deep forests of the Kokořínsko region.
In 1907, a tourist hut was built in the vicinity of the rotunda, which still serves as a tourist stop with refreshments.
You can make the journey from Mount Říp more attractive and get closer to places in Podřipsko during the tourist season on scooters.
For families with strollers, the most convenient option is to leave the car at the paid parking lot in Rovné and ascend Říp from the northeast side. You have to return by the same route. We do not recommend the access route to the Roudnice viewpoint and the viewpoint of the Bohemian Central Highlands with a pram. The Mělnická Lookout can be reached by the road, while the Prague Lookout can be reached from the top of Říp with a pram.
The last entry to the rotunda is possible 15 minutes before the end of opening hours.
On the first Sunday of the month, the rotunda hosts a mass from 3 pm and tours from 2.45 pm to 4 pm are therefore not possible.
Outside opening hours, the rotunda can be visited by prior arrangement for a group of at least 10 paying persons.
The ticket entitles you to a single entry to the Rotunda of St. George and St. Vojtěch on Mount Říp and to the Augustinian Monastery in Roudnice nad Labem. The ticket is valid for 10 days.