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Bohemian Switzerland National Park (Narodni Park Ceske Svycarsko)
Bohemian Switzerland National Park (Narodni Park Ceske Svycarsko)

Bohemian Switzerland National Park (Narodni Park Ceske Svycarsko)

Pražská, Krásná Lípa, Jetřichovice, Bohemian Switzerland National Park, 405 02

The Basics

The most popular attraction in Bohemian Switzerland National Park is Pravcicka Brana (Pravcicka Gate), Europe’s largest sandstone arch, standing 52 feet (16 meters) high. Don’t miss the lookout points near Jetrichovice, including Mary’s Rock—which is more than 600 steps to the top. The main village in the park is the picturesque Hrensko, which is worth a visit in its own right. Located north of Prague along the German border, you can visit the park on a tour from either Prague or Dresden, perhaps including a stop at the Saxon Switzerland National Park in Germany as well.

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Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
$177.19 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Beautiful day at National Park
The National Park is huge! Very pretty and highly recommend if you have extra time during your Prague stay and want to do something different. This is a very long day with about 11-12 miles of walking. Marek was a great guide. Lunch was very good too. Wear shoes with good grips (tennis shoes are fine).
Tiffany_W, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Bohemia

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Fun day at the national park
Michelle_S, Sep 2021
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
Really enjoyable guide! Loved the gorge the most! Such a fun day :) The restaurant we stopped at over the halfway point was lovely.
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Excellent day trip with Martin!
Kelly_B, Aug 2021
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
Martin was a GREAT guide. He was very knowledgeable about the national park and Czech Republic which made the experience informative, yet very fun. I opted for the harder one and I am very glad I did because the bridge was beautiful with mist. Also, the lunch included is very delicious! Well worth the price!
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Amazing day exploring nature
James B, Sep 2019
Bohemian Switzerland national park Private day trip with Lunch and Boat ride
My partner and I booked a personal couple trip to Bohemian Saxon Switzerland national park from Prague. Our tour guide was Michal, we started our day slightly early in the morning at 6.30 am which we think was the best decision. Michal arrived to pick us up from our hotel, his SUV was very clean and comfortable. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We very much enjoyed the trip talking about history, culture and exploring the natural beauty.
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Not to miss when visiting Prague
reinhilde_d, Aug 2021
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
Incredible experienced and sympatic guide Marek. Very beautiful places and hike was perfect balanced to our needs
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Journey in Bohemian Saxon NP
cecilia, Aug 2021
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
I had a very good time exploring the Bohemian Saxon switzerland national parc. The guide was very friendly and informative. The views were amazing and the Pravcicka Gate and Bastei bridge were worthy of the effort. I totally recomand this experience !
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Must do Bohemian Switzerland
susan_l, Jul 2021
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
Great trip! No one else had booked on the tour but the company upheld the reservation for me. I ended up getting a private tour at the same price! Plenty of snacks and stops on the way&back. The guide, Marek, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and easy-going - likely the best guide I’ve ever had on a Viator trip. Beautiful sights and very relaxing for the type of trip I selected! Highly recommend!
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Amazing tour
James B, Sep 2019
Bohemian Switzerland national park Private day trip with Lunch and Boat ride
Michal was fantastic, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about Czech history as well as the areas where the tour took place. We had an incredible day and cannot recommend the tour enough we would definitely do another tour with Michal. Thanks.
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One of the best tours I have ever...
Melissa B, May 2017
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
One of the best tours I have ever been on.......BEAUTIFUL / A MUST SEE! Our tour guide Tony was exceptional and took great care of us. Not to mention we had a person in our group who needed to walk slow, he was so patient and concerned for everyone's safety. Had us laughing and in good spirits the whole day. Highly recommended!
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This tour was the best thing in...
Esraa1991, Aug 2015
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
This tour was the best thing in Prague! It was a really long walk, but worth every second of it. Our guide, Marek, was a gentleman and was really fun to be around. The views were spectacular, and the local restaurant had clean, and delicious food. This tour was the highlight of my time in Prague.
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Martin was the best!
Sarah_H, Aug 2021
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
A once in a lifetime experience! Martin was an INCREDIBLE guide and we learned more about Czechia from him than any other person we encountered on our trip. He really made this excursion unforgettable. We did the more strenuous option to see as much of the Bohemian Switzerland National Park as possible. A great hike where the majority of the uphill hiking was within the first 2 hours and then the rest was a gradual downhill nature walk. No serious hiking boots required, just walking/running shoes with good traction. The views were stunning in summer, and we could image even more so in the autumn! We would recommend this to anyone wanting some fresh air and good exercise while visiting Prague!
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Beautiful, Peaceful, Clean and all within a day trip from Prague
Susan_T, Aug 2020
Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park Day Trip from Prague - Best Reviews
So nice to experience some of the natural beauty in the Czech Republic and Germany. My guide was punctual and was so interesting. In addition to seeing the beautiful landscapes and hike, I also learned a lot about Czech culture and had a great lunch - in a local spot that sources their food locally and always cooks from fresh ingredients. I highly recommend this tour as it shows you more of what the Czech Republic has to offer beyond Prague.
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Magical place. Snow. Beautiful...
Garo, Dec 2016
Pravcicka Gate & Bastei Bridge Winter National Park Tour from Prague
Magical place. Snow. Beautiful views. Incredible Guide. Fancy restaurant (included) in the Woods. Must do the tour. Once in a lifetime

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Color-coded hiking trails depart from Hrensko and Jetrichovice.

  • Pravcicka Brana is about an hour’s walk from Hrensko along Gabriel’s Trail.

  • The park features an “upside-down” climate, which means that alpine and subalpine species are found thriving in river canyons and gorges, while higher slopes are home to species that are typically found in warmer climates.

  • Pravcicka Brana and the park’s other main attractions are not accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get to There

Without your own transportation, the best way to reach Bohemian Switzerland National Park is by taking the train to Decin, and from there catching a bus to Hrensko or Jetrichovice. Another option is to take the train to the village of Schona and then catch a ferry to Hrensko.

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When to Get There

Bohemian Switzerland National Park is open year-round, though crowds are sparser in the winter months, when the weather can be less predictable. Outdoor activities are especially popular in the spring, summer and fall, as are boat rides on the Kamenice River, which are not possible in the winter.

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Rock Formations in Bohemian Switzerland National Park

In addition to the Pravcicka Brana, you’ll find fascinating sandstone rock formations throughout Bohemian Switzerland National Park—all of which are part of a larger geological formation known as the Elbe Sandstones. This makes the park especially popular with rock climbers. In fact the Fortress route, which was first climbed in 1888, was the first recreational rock climb in what is now the Czech Republic.

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