The Bohemian Switzerland National Park is a geologically significant area, offering a peek into how things were millions of years back. The area now covered by the national park was once a sea. The many interesting geological formations now seen at the park were once at the bottom of the sea. Today, apart from these formations, the park is also famous for its animal and plant life. So, if you are looking for unique natural beauty, then a visit to this park will be just what you need.
Meander trhough the amazing trails in the park taking you through the wonderful surreal terrain. You can explore rocks and tunnels, and footbridges on your journey. You don’t have to undettahe the journey by foot, if you yearn for something different. There is the option of choosing a boat ride. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, try a gondolier ride. It will help you navigate the more watery parts of the park, and reach places that are inaccessible by foot. The waters are sparkling and clean and the banks are covered with mossy rocks that lend an out of the world charm to the setting. If you are looking for quiet surroundings and spending time in the lap of nature then this would be the perfect option for you. The Kamenice, a stream known for its clear waters, will enchant you with its gentle bubbling sounds.
This is a rock formation that towers over a large area on the Gabriel trail. If you have ever visited the Rocky Canyon of America, you would be struck by the similarities. The Pravcicka Brana is considered the biggest rock arch in Europe.
Another place to visit would this hilltop, on the Gabriel Trail. It offers beautiful views of the park, and is probably the highest point in the park. If you want to enjoy watching the surroundings from a high vantage point, then the views from here would be pretty enjoyable.
Meet the wild inhabitants
You will get to see many animals on your trip. Note that many of these are rare and protected. Starting from the tiny dormouse, to the majestic peregrine falcon and the secretive lynx, there are animals of all sizes here. And if you are interested in plant life, then there are plenty of things to look forward to, for example, some rare plants such as twoflower violet and deer fern. The park is famous for its nonvascular plant life, so, if you are a botanist in search of moss or fungi, and of the rare type, this park will be worth the visit. You will also be able to see a two century old tree, known for its gigantic height, at a place that was once a human habitation.
One of the things of significant interest would be an occurrence called climatic inversion, which creates cold conditions found only at higher altitudes, on lower altitudes. So you would find that animals and plants that thrive on higher mountains would be found at generally lower heights here.