Bohemian Switzerland, also known as Czech Switzerland, is a picturesque region in the north-western Czech Republic. It lies on the Czech side of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains north of Děčín on both sides of the Elbe River. It extends eastward into the Lusatian Mountains and westward into the Ore Mountains. Its highest elevation is the mountain Děčínský Sněžník at 726m above sea level. It has been a protected area (as ChKO Labske Piskovce) since 1972.The region along the right side of the Elbe became a national park on January 1, 2000, the České Švýcarsko National Park. The National Park is adjacent to the Saxon Switzerland National Park (Sächsische Schweiz) in Germany.EtymologyThe concept of Bohemian Switzerland developed in the 18th century as an extension of the Saxon Switzerland, the part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Germany. The name was inspired by the Swiss artists Adrian Zingg and Anton Graff, who were reminded of their homeland by the geography of northern Bohemia.Add Bohemian Switzerland National Park to your Bohemia travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bohemia vacation builder app .
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Bohemian Switzerland National Park Reviews
Amazing trip courtesy of Malek our tour guide. He was so informative and welcoming giving us information from the moment he picked us up. The hike itself is doable for most levels of fitness, I would ... more »
This park is beautiful especially during the fall season if you get good weather. Up to Pravčická brána, there is a short uphill but beyond that, it is pretty steady. It is also not necessary to have ... more »
Just brilliantly beautiful! Spend the full day hiking with its natural beauty from Mother Nature. The rocks and the overall location is just stunning. Whilst there, I must say go for the boat ride down by the river stream. Funny boat man steering the boats! Don’t miss this out, if you are in the CZ!
Didn't even get to complete the park but are absolutely returning to explore the whole of this place. Going down to the saw mill, deep into the gorge during the rain with my girlfriend was such an awesome experience.
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