Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Bohemia

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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.
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  • This place is so beautiful! My sister and I decided to go without a guide (armed ourselves with a lot of researched info of the area, available public transport, trail info, etc) Took a train from Pra...  more »
  • We went with the sole purpose of seeing the Land of Narnia in Bohemian Switzerland and was not disappointed. From being dropped off at the bus station to the hike up to the infamous Pravčická Gate and...  more »
  • Wonderful area. Nature is pretty bit what's more important there are a lot of hiking and biking paths. Ideal for all people and all ages.
  • Beautiful national park. It was such a pleasent trip to this place. We were walking for few hours, took the boats and heard nice stories, saw nice views. It was amazing experience. I can really recommend it to every fan of nature, silence and nice views. I recommend taking the boats, it costs you almost nothing but it saves you time and energy also you can see amazing views and it's fun for kids also your 'captain' tells you some funny stories.
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