Elbe Sandstone Area

Despite only a small area of the Ústí nad Labem region being occupied by the western part of the Elbe  Sandstone Area, they are nevertheless very important. The Tisá Rocks, Rájec and Ostrov Rocks are very popular with tourists. The area of the Elbe Sandstone Rocks is more famous to the public under its old name, Bohemian or Bohemian-Saxon Switzerland. This has a historic origin. This remarkable area was discovered at the end of the 18th century by two painters from the Dresden Academy of Arts, both born in Switzerland. In those days, Switzerland was considered an example of ideal natural countryside, which corresponded to the ideas of the Romanticism period. The Elbe Sandstone Rocks in the Ústí nad Labem region do not exceed a height of approximately 625 m and they do not have any significant peaks in the territory of the Ústí nad Labem region.