The “national park Saxon Switzerland” was opened on April 27th and 28th 1991. The aim of the national park is to keep the most valuable parts of the national nature heritage to todays and future generations. For centuries, the Saxon Switzerland has been a cultural landscape.
However, the forest and rock areas today still show conditions close to nature. That is because of the geomorphologic conditions and appropriate use. These areas have to be protected and so they form the core of the national park.
The national park’s tasks are among other things the protection of forest covers, the game regulation, the care of open land ranges (e.g. drying lawn, orchid meadows) as well as the research and documentation.
Of course, the national park is also connected with education: information and understanding of nature and environment are also important goals. Apart from the extensive reading offer, the national park offers lectures, guided tours, excursions and exhibitions. There are extensive information for you in the national park house in Bad Schandau. Since January 1st 2000, the “national park Bohemian Switzerland” exists on Czech side (bordering the “national park Saxon Switzerland” directly).