The Bohemian Switzerland National Park is the youngest of the Czech Republic’s four national parks. It lies along the border with Germany, across which separates it from its identical twin – Saxon Switzerland.Millions of years ago there was a sea here. A region of soaring sandstone walls and towers, rock gates, gorges and mesas, it served as a refuge for prehistoric humans 10,000 years ago. In the 13th and 14th centuries, German settlers began building villages and entire future cities, and upon the rocks arose castles, often occupied by robber barons.
Pravčická Brána is the largest natural stone bridge on our continent and a natural monument of our country. It is considered the most beautiful natural form in Czech Switzerland and is the symbol of the entire area. The span of the arch at the bottom is 26.5 m, the height of the opening is 16 m, width 7-8 m, minimum thickness 3 m, and the surface area of the bridge is 21 m above its base. From the point of entry into the area, well-maintained trails and a staircase diverge to individual lookout points from which we can observe Pravčická Brána itself and take in the impressive views of the nearby and far away surroundings. Since 1933, this site has been classed as a protected national nature reserve.
An interesting fact, the director of the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe found in the snowy Tisá Walls (Tiské skály) the perfect backdrop for his story, check the gallery if you remember the scenes filmed there.
Your task is to climb up the hill leading to Pravčická brána and take a selfie witht the gate.
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