Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Saxony, Germany

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains (Czech: Labské pískovce; German: Elbsandsteingebirge) is a mountain range straddling the border between Germany and the Czech Republic, with about ¾ of the area on the German side. The mountains are also referred to as Saxon Switzerland and Bohemian Switzerland in both German and Czech (Sächsische Schweiz and Böhmische Schweiz in German, Saské Švýcarsko and České Švýcarsko in Czech). In both countries, the mountain range has been declared a national park. The name derives from the Sandstone which was carved by erosion. The river Elbe breaks through the mountain range in a steep and narrow valley.

A card from Uwe.

Brak komentarzy: