Over the border into the Czech Republic
Sandstone cliffs in Bohemian Switzerland, historic villages, old palaces and castles, not forgetting Bohemian dumplings for lunch, make a trip to the Czech Republic more than worthwhile.
The Bohemian Switzerland National Park was only established in 2000, but its flora and fauna go back many millions of years. Anyone walking in the Bohemian part of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains on the edge of the Saxon Switzerland National Park is surrounded by almost unspoiled vegetation. It is quick and easy to get to Hřensko (Herrnskretschen), the starting point for a wonderful tour through the Kamnitzklammen (SoutěskyKamenice) to the imposing Prebischtor (Pravčickábrána).
In Bohemia you will come across crosses of peace, rock chapels and abandoned church paths. A curiosity in Bohemia and Upper Lusatia are the pretty half-timbered houses which are a sort of log house with timber framing.