Czech Republic: Nature & Wildlife
Within the Czech Republic, there are currently four national parks: Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Podyji National Park, Sumava National Park and Protected Landscape Area and Krkonose National Park. Located in these parks are unique ecosystems that have not been greatly impacted or affected by human activity.
Bohemian Switzerland National Park was established in 2000, although part of the region had been a protected area as early as 1972. Located on the right side of the Elbe River, this is the youngest national park in the Czech Republic. It is home to Europe’s largest sandstone arch, which is 16m (52 ft) high and 8m (26 ft) wide as well as an ancient mountain realm that attracts climbers to the park.
Podyji National Park is located in the South Moravian Region. Established in 1991, the park connects to the smaller Thayatal National Park in Austria. Within the borders of Podyji are near-natural forests along the Dyje River Valley. The smallest of the Czech Republic’s national parks, it covers an area of 63 square kilometres.
Sumava National Park and Protected Landscape Area is located in the Plzeň and South Bohemian regions along the border with Germany and Austria. Named a protected area in 1963, it became a UNESCO Biospherical Reserve in 1990 before being designated as a national park in 1991. It hosts a little-inhabited area of the Sumava Mountain range.
Krkonose National Park is home to the highest mountain range in the Czech Republic. Declared a national park in 1963, Krkonose hosts many incredible sights including the Pančauský Waterfall (the highest in the Czech Republic) and Sněžka, the country’s highest mountain. Due to its incredible landscapes, the park was listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Czech Republic Travel Information
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