|ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA||CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Královéhradecký kraj||Hradec Králové region|
Babiččino údolí ('Grandmother Valley') is a National Natural Monument in the Náchod district in northeastern Bohemia. As part of the Aupa valley it starts at Úpice and ends at Česká Skalice. It received its name after the novel Babička ('The Grandmother') by the Czech writer Božena Něcová, who spent her childhood in Ratibořice. Since the main character of the novel, Babička, became a national-romantic identification figure, the naming of the Babiččino údolí was primarily in honor and in memory of the writer Božena Němcová. The designation Babiččino údolí was first used in 1878 by the Czech writer Otakar Jedlička. In 1952 the name Babiččino údolí was officially introduced by the Ministry of Education and the valley was declared a protected landscape area. In 1978 it was designated a national natural monument.
Glass no. 4152 [left] shows a view of the