Suspension bridges in Podyjí
There are really a huge number of interesting places in our country and most of them refer to history, a certain period or events. Due to the expulsion of the Germans and the construction of barbed wire, a large area occupied by the army on the border was ravaged. Traces of these sections of history can still be observed today, including in national parks in the Sudetenland. We will talk specifically about the Dyje valley, where there are a number of dilapidated mills and, above all, three swinging suspension bridges, built on the Soviet model.
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Interesting facts Suspension bridges in Podyjí
While walking through the Podyjí National Park, you will cross the Dyje River several times on wooden footbridges. Suspension bridges are located in three places in the national park. The first one you will come across on the green mark just below Vranov, the second one is on the way from Podmolí to the Nine Mills on the blue route and the third one is under Šobes on the red marked highway.
The existence of three suspension bridges in the Podyjí National Park is not entirely simple. They were originally issued by the border guard and after the revolution they were adapted for tourists. They were destroyed by a flood in 2002 and the current situation is from 2003, when the Podyjí National Park Administration built bridges with a similar technical character on the original sites.
In our republic you will find a total of 4 national parks, but only one of them is located in Moravia. The Podyjí National Park is our smallest national park and part of it extends into neighboring Austria, but we still don't have to feel that we are deprived of its beauty. After all, Podyjí is probably the most original national park in the Czech Republic, due to the fact that it is located in the lowlands.
There are 1,300 different plant species in the Podyjí National Park, some of which are critically endangered and not found elsewhere in the Czech Republic. In recent years, this border area has been difficult to access, preserving a unique ecosystem that includes all animal classes. If we do not count a few settlements, there is no human dwelling and nature still retains its unspoiled character.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová