Bohemian Switzerland, Hike to Belveder viewing point
Hiking to the Belveder viewing point was one of the most captivating and adventurous trip among all we did around Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland.
ALL ALONE IN THE FOREST
Once we entered the forest, which was completely desolate, we felt like we were trapped in a mystical and other-wordy place. Inside the forest dominated secret and sometimes even dark atmosphere. The further we trekked, the more engrossed we felt. I personally had the impression that we will be eaten by some creatures outside this world. Nature was exceptionally beautiful, almost like mankind did not lay a hand over there. Green forest bed so soft and delicate one could lie on it. Various in shape and color rock formations. High and strong trees. This is what I call a place, where you can run away from the city’s turmoil and forget about all the problems of mundane life.
MAKE IT BEFORE DUSK
I wish we could stay there longer, however, because we set off a bit too late we had to hurry before twilight. We combined the trip to Pravcicka gate with Belveder. As soon as we got to Hrensko, we took a lunch break and tramp to Belveder. 6,5-kilometer long red path, which starts at the Elbe riverbank opposite to Tourist Information Centre in Hrensko. We went along the road at first, then turned to the forest. You may return to Hrensko following the green path, which in U Suche Kaminice will turn again to red. It’s about a 12-kilometer long trek in total.
Belvedere is one of the oldest viewing points in Bohemian Switzerland, the huge terrace looks onto Elbe River from 180 meters. In the XVIII century, the balcony was used for different theatre performances and other events. Nowadays a hotel with a restaurant stands there.