Porta Bohemica - The Gate to Bohemia

The Gate of Bohemia is called the canyon-like valley of the river Elbe, through which the river enters the Central Bohemian Uplands.

Porta Bohemica, or The Gate to Bohemia, is the name of a deep valley of the Labe river, through which Labe enters the Central Bohemian Uplands. It starts about 5 kilometres down the river from Litoměřice. For about 4 kilometres, the banks are bordered by rocky slopes. The Labe river has formed an extraordinary landscape with a deep river valley inside the Central Bohemian Uplands.

On the right bank, you can view it from the viewpoints like Kalvárie (239 metres above the sea level), Hrádek (269 metres above the sea level), Malá Vendule (239 metres above the sea level). On the left bank, there is Dobrý hill (311 metres above the sea level) and the Mlynářův kámen (Miller’s stone) viewpoint. Unforgettable view of Porta Bohemica is from the deck of a cruise boat, sailing the river regularly (throughout the whole tourist season) from Litoměřice, Lovosice, and Velké Žernoseky.

In the surrounding area of Porta Bohemica, there are a lot of large vineyards producing Žernoseky wine, one of the best kinds in the Czech Republic.


Porta Bohemica - Brána do Čech

Velké Žernoseky


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