I thought hiking sounded like a lot of fun as I have never been before, and I wanted to check out a place no where near Switzerland, but apparently looks a lot like it. Bohemian Switzerland is a huge national park on the border of the Czech Republic and Germany. The hikes were absolutely breathtaking – so peaceful (with only the sound of birds), fresh air, an abundance of greenery and only a little bit of rain – it was perfect!
Being so used to just lots of city walking, I wasn’t in the best shape to scale steep cliffs, slip on muddy tree branches, hold onto only mossy rocks for support – it was kind of weird. Thank god I do actually own a pair of trainers!
Luckily I didn’t break any limbs, but they are very sore from a lot of walking. 😦
(Prepare for lots of photos.)
Here are some pictures from the hikes:
We also got to see the famous rock bridge which is one of the main sites there. It is called ‘Pravčická brána’ in Czech and is the largest naturally formed rock arch in Europe.
There were also lots of mushrooms:
Finally, as it was winter, the site of logs already chopped was very common. I also got to see people in their gardens chopping wood! It was very exciting, as I have never seen it – only in films. So I took a ton of photos of logs.
Our hostel which was opposite Děčín’s main train station, was really cheap – about £12 for 2 nights stay. The place also looked like a hotel and we had our own private bathroom and shared a room between just the four of us. It was very nice!
I hope you liked my photos of Bohemian Switzerland. I also went to Dresden for the whole day on Saturday, but I will post my photos from there next week. 🙂