Natural monuments and nature preservers in and around Bohemian Switzerland


ature preserve (4 ha)  – meadow by the Kamenice River near the village of Srbská Kamenice. The protected elements on this site are the sets of plant and animal species connected with the meadows and spring areas.


Nature preserve (10 ha) - mire with a moor pine forest located about 1.5 km northeast of Bynovec under Bynovec Hill and featuring typical moorland plant species (such as the marsh tea).


Natural monument (0,83 ha) - meadow rich in the diversity of thermophilic flora and growths of heath, located on the exposed sandstone rocks on the side of Dvorský vrch (Hofberg – Court Hill) near Vysoká Lípa.


Natural monument (5 ha) - the element protected on this site is the maple and beech forest with widespread growth of the perennial honesty found on the eastern slope of Černá hora (Black Mountain) situated 2.5 km from the village of Líska.
Louka u Brodských (Brodský's Meadow)

Natural monument - a waterlogged meadow in the lower part of the Chřibská Kamenice Canyon, situated in the village of Chřibská. It is an important site with the occurrence of hydrophilic plants, such as the broad-leaved marsh-orchid.

Marschnerova louka (Marschner's Meadow)

Nature preserve (1,5 ha) - the waterlogged meadow 1 km north of the village of Chřibská is an important habitat of endangered species of hydrophilic plants. The most important population is that of the marsh helleborine.

Meanders of the Chřibská Kamenice

Natural monument - the stream of the Chřibská Kamenice (app. 700 m in length) between the villages of Srbská Kamenice and Všemily. It is a natural stream of the Chřibská Kamenice, demonstrating the erosive effects of water courses in the landscape.

Nad Dolským mlýnem

Natural monument (1,3 ha) - a small mire near Kamenická Stráň, with the occurrence of the marsh tea,  the small cranberry and various peat moss species.

Panská skála rock

National natural monument - so-called "rock organ” located near the village of Prácheň close to Kamenický Šenov. This rock formation consists of mostly vertical basalt columns (pentagonal or hexagonal in shape). The Panská skála rock has been a protected rock formation since 1895, which makes it the oldest geological preserve in the country.

Pavlínino údolí (Pavla’s Valley)

Nature preserve (163 ha) - this is a canyon of the Chřibská Kamenice Brook situated between the villages Jetřichovice, Rynartice and Studený. It is an important sanctuary of a number of plant and animal species.

Pravčice Gate (Pravčická brána)

National natural monument - one of the most popular rock formations in Czech rock cities, located 3 km from Hřensko near the border with Germany. It became the symbol of the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. Its dimensions (arch height of 16 m, total width of almost 27 m, and arch width of 7-8m) make it the largest standstone rock arch in Europe.
Studený vrch (Cold Hill)

Nature preserve (113 ha) - the peak of Studenec Hill about 5 km northeast of Česká Kamenice. A display of natural forest communities featuring protected animal and plant species. The preserve is also a regular habitat of the chamois.
Vápenka (Lime Kiln)

Nature preserve (12 ha) - southern slope of the hill of Vápenný vrch near the road from Krásná Lípa to Doubice (0.5 km from Doubice). An important geological site, where all the rocks forming the Liberec region meet.

Zlatý vrch (Gold Hill)

National natural monument - a remarkable cliff consisting of basalt divided into columns (“rock organ"), located  1 km east of the village of Líska near Česká Kamenice.