Bohemian Switzerland

Böhmische Schweiz Panorama

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.

Bus & rail to the Czech Republic

Bus & rail to the Czech Republic

Wander-Express-Bohemica

During the season, from April to November, at weekends and on bank holidays, the Wander-Express-Bohemica (RE 20) will take you quickly and comfortably to Bohemia and back.

Bus & rail to the Czech Republic

Cross-border bus connection 217: (Pirna –) Bahratal Grenze – Tisá – Rosenthal

The 217 hiking bus crosses the German border in Bahratal to reach Tisá in the Czech Republic.

Grenzüberschreitende Busverbindung 360/398

Diese Linie bringt Sie direkt von Dresden über Altenberg, Zinnwald, Cinovec nach Teplice. Von Dresden bis Altenberg fährt der Bus als Linie 360. Von Altenberg nach Teplice als grenz­über­schreitende Linie 398. Auf der Linie 398 gilt ein Übergangstarif. Das Elbe-Labe-Ticket wird anerkannt.

Elbe ferries

Elbe ferries

Elbe ferries

There are 13 ferry piers between Dresden and Schöna. In Saxon Switzerland the ferries usually connect the picturesque village centres on the right-hand side of the Elbe with the stations on the left. The VVO tariff can be used on most ferries. So why not cross over for a while?

Cruise ship

Cruise ship (cross-border)

You will see the rocky world of Saxon Bohemian Switzerland from a very different perspective from the deck of the cruise ship. During the season the motor vessel makes the return trip from Bad Schandau, via Krippen/ Postelwitz and Schmilka, to Hrensko four times each day.

Buy tickets – You can buy your Elbe-Labe ticket here

Sales outlets in the VVO area

  • VVO partners' service centres and agencies
  • Deutsche Bahn ticket machines
  • Regional bus drivers
  • The conductor on selected local trains

Elbe-Labe tickets (Jízdenka Labe-Elbe) which have been issued for stamping may only be stamped in the VVO area. This means that if the return journey from the Czech Republic is to be made on a different day from the outward journey, a "Jízdenka Labe-Elbe" (for individuals, a small group or cycle) needs to be purchased in the Czech Republic.

In the Czech Republic, the "Jízdenka Labe-Elbe" is only sold to begin the journey immediately.

In Czech the Elbe-Labe ticket is: "Jízdenka Labe-Elbe“

Sales outlets in the Czech Republic:

  • Ticket counters in stations
  • Ticket counters and information offices of the transport companies involved
  • Drivers of selected regional buses
    (tickets get date-stamped)
  • On trains (surcharge possible)

VVO tariff tip for travel to Czech Republic

Historic diesel railcar: A classic experience with the Elbe-Labe ticket

T4 Obrnice

The Elbe-Labe ticket is particularly attractive between 30th March and 28th October 2018. Because it is also valid on the Czech railway lines running historic diesel railcars.

The trains run on the following routes on Saturdays, Sundays and Czech national holidays:

More information

Bohemia brochure (CZ) Elbe-Labe ticket