Due to the forest fires in July 2022, the two gorges are currently closed!
The Kamenice river forms two deep gorges, the Wild Gorge and the Edmund Gorge, between Vysoká Lípa and Hřensko. Both can be navigated by barge in both directions, with the Edmund Gorge being considered more impressive. During the trip the boatmen tell whimsical stories and interpret the rock formations.
The trip in the approx. 450 m long Wild Gorge takes about 15 min, the trip in the twice as long Edmundsklamm 20 min. If you want to drive through both gorges, you have to walk about 1,5 km in between.
An important feature of the gorges is the vegetation: since cold air collects in the deep gorges, vegetation that is otherwise found in the colder climate of mountain regions thrives here, at only 200 m above sea level.
The gorges were made accessible in the 19th century by Count Edmund Clary-Aldringen, who has done a great deal to develop tourism in the region.