The Czech Republic has 4 national parks where networks of excellent hiking and nature trails weave through exceptionally scenic landscapes rich in flora and fauna, often remarkable and sometimes rare. Podyjí National Park, a river valley in a richly wooded landscape, borders Austria and the Thayatal National Park. With so many butterflies and orchids at every step, don't forget to admire the vineyards and orchards of this region. Krkonoše National Park, the highest Czech mountain range, is a unique mosaic of ecosystems from the ancient glacial past. High mountain slopes, flat ridges, and alpine meadows with colourful wildflowers await you. In the Šumava National Park deep forests are so vast they form the largest forested area on the continent. A combination of centuries-old primaeval forests, crystal-clear glacial lakes, and mysterious peat bogs create this a uniquely poetic place. The Bohemian Switzerland National Park is a mystical landscape of pine forests and deep valleys, with majestic rock towers, gates, walls, ravines, rock cities and labyrinths rising up from them.