Zita Lara
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BOHEMIAN AND SAXON SWITZERLAND

PRAVČICKÁ GATE, GORGES, KÖNIGSTEIN, BASTEI, BAD SCHANDAU

For somebody who comes from the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, the rocky cliff formations of Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland are almost bizarre. I like to return to the famous routes to Pravčická gate and gorges, and I wonder which of the funny ferrymen will help to us to get to the other side this time. If I have time, I am looking for new nooks in Jetrichovice or Rynartice, which are full of charming old half-timbered houses. One favorite location I often visit is Königstein and the Bastai Fortress as well with its stunning views of the countryside and the Elbe.

In addition to nature, I like architecture and always look forward to visiting the old commercial town of Pirna or a ride around the house of the “seven brothers” in Bad Schandau.

I also guide in the capital of the Free State of Saxony, Dresden and nearby Meissen, where the oldest European porcelain was made. Visiting the porcelain factory is definitely worth it! The tour is perfectly organized, and some porcelain gems are unique. The historic center of Meissen has a pleasant atmosphere and the visit can be combined with the nearby Moritzburg Castle.

Published: 30. 1. 2020

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