Czech Switzerland was declared a national park in 2000 and is thus the youngest of the four national parks in the Czech Republic.
The whole park is located in the Ústí nad Labem region and is adjacent with the Saxon Switzerland National Park on the German side of the border and to the Elbe Sandstones PLA. The park has an area of 79 km2 and most of the area is covered by forests. The subject of protection in the national park are not only unique “rock cities” and formations, but also the gorgeous fauna and flora.
The most attractive destinations include the famous Pravčická gate, the gorges of the river Kamenice or Šaunštejn or the Mariana viewpoint near Jetřichovice. The imaginary entrance gate to the Bohemian Switzerland National Park is the town of Hřensko, where a large number of tourist trails begin, both for hikers and cyclists.