When you decide to visit this part of the Czech Republic, you will be surprised by its scenic beauty and diversity. Plus, you can choose from a wide offer of theatres, museums, galleries and a number of cultural, sporting and social events.
Whether you are a tourist, biker or fancier of water/winter sports, you will find your pleasure here. The Ore Mountains and Czech Switzerland with Pravčická brána are areas you would regret missing.
Tourism and Biking
Hundreds of kilometres of foot trails and cycling routes pass through the region. The Elbe Trail passes through the valley along the stream of the Elbe, the Ore Mountains Artery across the ranges of border mountains, through the shady valleys of Lusatia and fertile lowlands. Local trails will introduce you to a number of scenic beauties, monuments and tourist sights and are connected to numerous tourist border crossings.
Fanciers of winter sports will be heading mainly to the Ore Mountains and the Lusatian Mountains, which offer ideal conditions for both downhill and cross-country skiing. The best-known downhill skiing resorts of the Ore Mountains include Ski Area Klínovec, Ski Centre Bouřňák, Farský vrch, Klíny and Zadní Telnice. The cross-country "Ore Mountains Artery" connects the plateaus of the Ore Mountains in their entire length. Another area suitable for both downhill and cross-country skiing is the western part of the Lusatian Mountains near Jiřetín pod Jedlovou.
Lovers of swimming and water sports will appreciate the Nechranice water reservoir , Kamencové jezero, Fláje water reservoir, Chmelař pond, flooded mine Barbora near Oldřichov and modern aqua parks in Klášterec nad Ohří (with the longest toboggan in Bohemia), Děčín, Teplice and other cities. Mountain climbers will fall in love with Labské pískovce ("Elbe Sandstones"). Other attractions include a motor-racing circuit and a hippodrome in Most, the zoological gardens in Ústí nad Labem and Děčín, the Ore Mountains Zoo Park in Chomutov, the oldest and longest cableway in the CR to Komáří vížka, and the best-known hang-gliding centre – the Raná hill near Louny.
National Park Czech Switzerland
Czech Switzerland was listed as a national park on 1. 1. 2000 and it extends over 79 sq. km. At present, there is a network of marked trails, three nature trails and 45 km of marked cycling routes in the national park. Its most frequently visited places include Pravčická brána, the largest natural rock arch in Central Europe, the frontier town of Hřensko, which is the entrance gate of the entire area; the ravines of the river Kamenice; cliffs of Jetřichovické stěny; rock castles; Kyjov Valley; and many more.
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