Czech Switzerland is a spectacular mountainous area along the River Elbe in the north-west corner of the Czech Republic. Czech Switzerland extends eastward into the Lusatian Mountains and westward into the Ore Mountains. It is famous for its sandstone rock formations - the most popular being the Pravcicka Gate (photo left above). The area is particularly suited to walking and mountain-biking.
Some Sights in Czech Switzerland
- Pravcicka Gate - the largest rock bridge in Europe.
- Decin - the area’s nearest town sits on the River Elbe and has a castle with rosegarden.
- the many walking and bike trails in the area
- Edmund and Wild Gorges - walk along the Kamenice River and then take a boat
- villages of traditional wooden cottages
- Sloup Rock Castle - a castle literally cut out of a huge rock
- boat trips along the Elbe
Holidays We Offer That Include Czech Switzerland
Guided and Self-guided May - September
Prague to Dresden Cycle Tour
This tour connects two major European cities and takes in the beautiful scenery along the Vltava and Elbe Rivers. It is manageable by less experienced (and fit) bikers. As a bonus you can enjoy a boat trip or half day hiking in the Czech Saxon Switzerland.
It can be extended to take you all the way along the Elbe to Hamburg.
Walking Tour of Saxon and Czech Switzerland
Starting and finishing in Bad Schandau, Germany, this is a 8-day self-guided circular walk with a medium level of difficulty (total length approx 50 miles). The majority of the tour is in German Saxon Switzerland.
The walk takes in some of the most impressive rock formations, including the natural rock bridge of Pracicka Brana, and historical sites such as the imposing fortress of Koenigstein.
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Czech Switzerland Plus
Holidays in Czech Switzerland can be combined with stays in Prague and towns along the Elbe in Germany, such as Meissen and Dresden. Take a boat from Decin along the Elbe to your chosen destination. Day trips are also available.
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Czech Switzerland Accommodation
We have hotel accommodation in Decin and cottages in the Czech Switzerland area.