07/11/2017

Czech Republic's gorgeous green Bohemian Switzerland

Where to stay

If you decide to spend a few days here like we did, you can’t miss Na Stodolci. This countryside pension is not only a cozy, rustic place to stay but they offer amazing food in their restaurant. This spot is actually a favorite of the locals, we have been told by several locals in the area this is their favorite restaurant and has gained fame over the years because of their outstanding cuisine.

Their concept is farm to table, they literally grow their food on the property of the restaurant. This was such an interesting place to stay because just outside the door you had animals and a farm that give you even more of a feeling that you are removed from the city and experiencing a true countryside experience.

I especially loved the playful cats they had around as well.

We found Na Stodolci thanks to Amazing Places. This local website helps travelers find interesting accommodation and unique experiences during your travels through the Czech Republic. We recommend trying them out during your stay. We have had back to back great experiences with them.

What to do here?

Here are some of the best spots to explore in Bohemian Switzerland.

PRAVCICKA GATE

Pravcicka Gate is a must see while visiting Bohemian Switzerland. Easily the most iconic spot in the National Park and most photographed. It’s no wonder why as the sandstone arch here is Europe’s largest and with the adorable rustic style lodge looking restaurant the entire scene is worthy of being a mural or a postcard.


BASTEI

Technically in Saxon Switzerland on the German side, but easy enough to visit from the Czech side and totally worth it. Scott describes the setting here as a majestic land where the dinosaurs roam. The rock formations seem like they are from another world and another time. With a beautiful bridge that goes through the rock formations that seem to pierce the sky and even a fortress in the distance. This viewpoint was unforgettable.

MARIINA VYHLIDKA

One of the lesser known gems in Bohemian Switzerland, but not for long. Once people realize this viewpoint exists it will see more visitors. We were guided here by Marek, a local and our tour guide from Northern Hikes. This is one of his favorite spots in Bohemian Switzerland and it’s no wonder why.

There are three viewpoints, we trekked up to the second one overlooking the first viewpoint with a small cabin, forests, pastures, and a charming small village. We experienced the sunrise here and it was chilly but magical. 


VISIT THE GORGE

The gorge in Bohemian Switzerland is awe inspiring and a must during your trip here. We both were taken back by the intense beauty walking and floating through the gorge via boat. The trail is very easy and flat, so this trail is suitable for anyone, even young kids and the elderly. After a 30 minute ride, you will arrive at the most picturesque spot in the gorge, the small cabin. This spot is pulled straight out of a storybook. There is also a restaurant that sells snacks and refreshments, including local beer! 

TISA ROCKS

This is one of the filming locations for the Chronicles of Narnia! Imagine these gorgeous rocks with a blanket of snow and you’re basically at the set of the movie. This place was enchanting and seemed to get better and better as we explored more of the nooks and crannies through the labyrinth of rocks. Climb up the stone steps and reach the top of the rocks for an impressive vista overlooking the surrounding area. If you’re lucky you may catch a rainbow like us!

RUZOVA VYHLIDKA

Another incredible viewpoint offering fantastic panoramic views can be seen from Ruzova Vyhlidka or Elbe Sandstone Canyon viewpoint. The walk is quick and easy offering great views overlooking the city of Decin in the distance and the Elbe River.


Autor: Bobo and Chichi