Bohemian Switzerland • a picturesque nook of Europe
Bohemian Switzerland is said to be a marvellous island of virgin nature in the heart of Europe. This area was declared National Park on 1 January 2000.
Numerous marked tourist trails that connect unique sights with the spots of natural value, quantity of cosy and quite cheep hotels and boarding houses lure more and more visitors to this area, mostly people anxious to escape the city noise, people looking for quiet and rest.
The Elbe River canyon, the biggest sandstone canyon in Europe, and the sandstonrocks in particular have their own large following. Sandstone, that dominates the area and creates hundred-meter high rocks, was due to its malleability often used in the baroque architecture. Thanks to the rough and pore surface - your hands seem like to stick to the stone - and thanks to the cracks created by wind and rain, a special variety of climbing sprung into being - climbing without any equipment.
Picturesqueness of the rocks is amplified by the green depth of the surrounding forests. When you look at the rocks from the valleys, which are interlaced with the streams of wild rivers, you can see huge slabs of sandstone piled up one above the other, as though it was a masterpiece of a giant's hand. Somewhere the slabs seem to be rounded off, elsewhere they are toothed thus they look like the fortress' towers. Often the rocks remind us of the fairy tales heroes, they resemble human or animal faces.
We recommend you to choose Bohemian Switzerland as a destination of your next trip and we are sure that you will return to this fantastic place time and time again. The staff of the local information centres are ready to help you in planning your journey. Do not be shy to address your questions to us. We are eager to answer your questions.