It is one of the most beautiful places not only in the Czech Republic but also in Europe. It covers an area of 79 km2, can be found in the Ústí nad Labem region and its border connects to the Saxon Switzerland National Park in Germany.
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Interesting facts Bohemian Switzerland
Wealth NP Czech Switzerland
The Bohemian Switzerland National Park attracts visitors with its diversity of plants and animals and, above all, the geomorphology of the rock town. During your visit to the NP, you will be captivated by rock ridges, canyons, table mountains and sandstone formations. The national park is dominated by Růžový vrch, the highest mountain in this area, reaching a height of 619 m above sea level.
It might seem at first glance that the Bohemian Switzerland National Park is "only" a classic large complex of rocks and forests, which is protected by the state, which is misleading. There are also half-timbered and timbered houses on the territory of the National Park, which are among the valuable pieces of folk architecture in Bohemia.
Name Czech Switzerland
How did the name Czech Switzerland actually originate? Derived from the name of the region of Saxon Switzerland, as the site of the Elbe Sandstones in Germany is called. The Swiss painters Anton Graff and Adrian Zingg, who lived in Dresden, where they worked at the local Academy and were inspired by the landscape around the river Elbe, which reminded them of their homeland, were mainly at the origin of this name.
What do you have to visit here?
If you are located in the Czech Switzerland National Park, you should definitely not miss the local pearl - Pravčická brána or Dolský mlýn. In any case, Bohemian Switzerland is one of the most beautiful areas in all of Europe. Even if you spend a few days here and enjoy the beauty of the local landscape, you will always find something new that will captivate you, whether it is the rock overhangs that provided people with refuge in bad weather, the Kamenice river gorges, the view near Jetřichovice or the local pearls of folk architecture.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová