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Vignette needed to visit Tisa in Czech "Switzerland"?

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Vignette needed to visit Tisa in Czech "Switzerland"?

We want to visit the Rock Town/Tisa Walls just across the border in the Czech Republic.

Will we need to purchase a Vignette? We will only be on the motorway for a few kms according to google or should we just take the back roads and avoid the autobahn all together? I downloaded the highway toll map for the Czech transport website https:/…Dalnicni-poplatky but I'm not really sure how to interpret it as the part of highway we will be on is both highlighted orange and blue (free and paid).

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1. Re: Vignette needed to visit Tisa in Czech "Switzerland"?

Take backroads.

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2. Re: Vignette needed to visit Tisa in Czech "Switzerland"?

Going from Dresden on the motorway to the Czech Republic it is free to the first stop (Krasny Les, I think, or is it called Petrovice?) behind the border - this is the exit you take, drive via Petrovice to Tisa.

Back from Tisa it is NOT free. Drive via Petrovice, Bad Gottleuba, Berggießhübel - and at the roundabout turn left and drive to the motorway (AS Bahretal).

Btw, Tisa costs an admission fee of 30 CZK, parking extra fee. Frankly, it's not worth the effort IMO - there are lots of similar (even more fascinating) bizarre sandstone formations elsewhere in the region for free.

But if you go, definitely stop in restaurant Turisticka chata, inexpensive and tasty, good Czech food. The three course daily menu is usually about 130 CZK.

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3. Re: Vignette needed to visit Tisa in Czech "Switzerland"?

for the sake of 11€ just get the vignette and stay safe.

but where does switzerland come into it?

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4. Re: Vignette needed to visit Tisa in Czech "Switzerland"?

https:/…Saxon_Switzerland

https:/…Bohemian_Switzerland

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5. Re: Vignette needed to visit Tisa in Czech "Switzerland"?

thanks. i had never heard of that area.

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6. Re: Vignette needed to visit Tisa in Czech "Switzerland"?

Thanks Eagle2002, we have actually been before (but had a vignette from going to Prague), I don't want to spend 11 Euro for an outing that otherwise costs a couple of bucks, We loved the area and ate at Hotel Ostrov, the kids loved the bouncy cushion that they have there, the food was really good but more expensive than Turisticka chata. We have also been to the Labyrinth area ?near Koenigstein and of course the Bastei. Which other areas would you recommend? we are with kids, they can walk well but not for full day or difficult hikes.

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7. Re: Vignette needed to visit Tisa in Czech "Switzerland"?

Is that all you've been to so far? Lots of other places, here's a list of some that are fun but not difficult:

- from Stadt Wehlen up Uttewalder Grund, turn left into Heringsgrund and do the loop Teufelsklamm and Teufelsloch (with a little cave in the middle of Teufelsloch, bring a flashlight)

- Rauenstein crest trail between Stadt Wehlen and Kurort Rathen (opposite Bastei) with a lovely mountain restaurant and great views

- Gamrig between Waltersdorf and Rathen, a really short hike with excellent views

- Bielatal, watching lots of climbers, trail passes right by the foot of the sandstone needles

- Kuhstall from Lichtenhainer Wasserfall, maybe combine it with the tram Kirnitzschtalbahn from Bad Schandau

- From Hinterhermsdorf to Obere Schleuse (punt boat ride) and back

- Waldhusche in Hinterhermsdorf (education trail about foresting)

- the flat top mountains near Gohrisch: Papststein, Gohrisch and Kleinhennersdorfer Stein (the latter with a couple of caves)

- Pfaffenstein - maybe better to avoid Nadelöhr trail with the kids, but on the southern side are easier options to get up

- Zirkelstein and Kaiserkrone near Schöna, both short hikes

- From Bad Schandau walk the Luchsweg to Ostrau, include the elevator (and see the lynx at the top station)

There are more but these should keep you busy for a while :-)

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