This day trip is part of the original Day Trips series – Discovering Czechia, launched by Jumages Travel.
Czech Switzerland (also known as Bohemian Switzerland) is is a picturesque region in the north-western Czech Republic. It lies on the Czech side of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains on both sides of the Elbe River.
It is one of Europe’s last large wildernesses – the most beautiful parts of this region, with its valuable flora and fauna, protected as a cross-border national park.
The incredible Pravčická gate is the jewel of Bohemian Switzerland. 16 meters high with its 27 meters span – true gate to a world of romantic rivers, overwhelming rock towns, dreamy valleys and picturesque villages.
It is the queen of this landscape, and no one can say to have been in Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland without having visited it. If the arch looks familiar, it’s because it was used for several key scenes in the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Passing under the arch of the Pravčická gate along the paths and stairs you can climb to the observation platforms, from where the landscapes of the mountain range open up with stunning beauty.
The Falcon’s Nest (Sokolí hnízdo) chateau under the gate once belonged to Prince Edmund Clary-Aldringen, and it’s a restaurant today. And this Saturday, 19.02, we will have lunch there. Lunch with a view.
Jumages is organizing this day trip to Czech Switzerland to enjoy the silence of nature, to see the most stunning views, as well as this is perfect opportunity for a friendly meet-up.
On your way back to Prague we will stop by another sightseeing – Panská skála, also known as the Devil’s Rock and Pipe Organ – impressive basalt rock formation.
It is located near the village of Prácheň, and since 1895, it has been the oldest geological reserve in Czechia. The volcanic basalt formation is made of hexagonal columns, which are arranged vertically extend up to 12 meters long. There is a small lake by the rock formation, which was created from a mined pit and flooded with rainwater.
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