Discover the Land of Narnia in Bohemian Switzerland

Bohemian Switzerland is a National Park located only two hours away from Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. Locals sometimes call it the Land of Narnia since some of the key scenes from The Chronicles of Narnia movie were filmed there. Let’s peek behind the scenes and discover the places that appeared in the movie.

Narnia shooting locations

Remember the scene where Lucy Pevensie hides in the wardrobe, then suddenly appears in a magical winter wonderland called Narnia and she meets a friendly faun Mr. Tumnus who invites her for tea? This scene was filmed in the plateau called Tisa Rocks, an impressive sandstone formation overlooking a picturesque Czech village.

Narnia - shooting location Tisa

Another scene was filmed on the Pravcicka Gate (Pravčická brána). Our heroes, Peter, Susan, and Lucy led by the beavers walk on it while escaping the wrath of the White Witch and her wolves. They stop to look at the Table Mountain towering above the frozen river where Aslan should be. The mountain was created with the magic of CGI effects but The Pravcicka Gate they walk on is a real place and a popular tourist destination.

Narnia - shooting location Pravcicka Gate

For the last filming location, we’ll cross the German border where the Bohemian Switzerland park continues as Saxon Switzerland National Park. Our heroes continued their escape through a sandstone rock labyrinth, which is a rock formation close to the Bastei Bridge.

Narnia - shooting location Saxon Switzerland

The Chronicles of Narnia was filmed in these locations during the winter time when the rocks are covered by heaps of crispy white snow giving the natural wonders an otherworldly vibe. There are fewer tourists in Bohemian Switzerland during the winter, so if you want to avoid the crowds (that are usually there in the summer) consider a day trip from Prague during your winter vacation.

Locations in Czech Republic where Narnia was filmed


The Tisa wall is one of the top locations in Bohemian Switzerland even though it’s not as crowded with tourists as other places like the Pravcicka Gate. You can wander through the sandstone rocks, climb through the natural labyrinth and take in the magical vibes of the place as if you were transformed to the land of Narnia.

Tisa Bohemian Switzerland

Pravcicka Gate

The Pravcicka Gate is the biggest natural sandstone arch in Europe and one of the most iconic monuments of the Czech Republic. The span of the arch at the bottom is 26.5 meters and the archway opening is 16 meters leaving many tourists in awe. Next to the Pravcicka Gate is the famous Falcon Nest Hotel, where you can find a well-preserved period restaurant decorated with original paintings.

Pravcicka Gate Bohemian Switzerland

Bastei Bridge

The Bastei Bridge is a rock formation towering above the river Elbe and a stone bridge leading all the way through the rocks. The amazing vistas inspired many well-known artists in the past and today many photographers head over there to capture breathtaking sunsets. While the Bastei Bridge is located on the German side of the National Park, some parts of the rock formation can be found on the Czech side.

Bastei Bridge - Bohemian Switzerland

Let us take you for the Narnia hike

Ready to discover all the beautiful filming locations? Let us take you there! Our local tour guides will take you to all the beautiful locations and to taste some delicious local food while making sure your experience is unforgettable. Don’t forget your cameras, so you can capture memories and show them to your friends when you get back home.

During the winter time, we offer two types of tours:

2023/11/28 16:16
Thanks! We love it too :-). Yours Northern Hikes team
2023/11/28 16:14
Hi Hannah, you picked a great book to read! Don't worry, the rocks won't go anywhere and you've got time to visit. And once you'll do, we're here to help you plan your trip. Take care and have fun reading more fantasy books! Vitek from Northern Hikes
2022/03/04 09:57
I have never been there before but I read the book about it and it's really nice and now I really want to go here but yet I'm only 11
2019/06/19 08:16

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