Good practice destination The House of Bohemian Switzerland

Contributor Pavla Stankova
Country Czech Republic
  • Accommodation Providers
  • awareness raising
  • ecoact
  • ecotourism
Release date 22/03/2018
Landscape type Urban
  • Destination Management
  • Cultural Heritage, Life Styles & Diversity
GSTC Criteria for Destinations
  • A2 Destination management strategy and action plan
  • A4 Enterprise engagement and sustainability standards
  • B6 Property and user rights
  • C2 Cultural artefacts
  • C3 Intangible heritage
  • D: Environmental sustainability
Marketplace category Activities Activities
Type Best Practice Destination (Best Practice Destination)
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Good Practice Innovation Sheet
Items Description
1. WHO
Key people and organisations (initiator, leader, partners)  České Švýcarsko o. p. s. (NGO) was founded by National park České Švýcarsko office
Dům Českého Švýcarska (The House of Bohemian Switzerland) - it is base for NGO České Švýcarsko o.p.s.
 adpartners in the project "Bohemian-Saxon Switzerland - excellent cross-border tourist destination" form programme aim 3
Key Figures Surface Inhabitants Tourism arrivals Tourism nights
 426m2  N/A  No data  No data
2. WHY
Reason for taking the good practice action  The House of Bohemian Switzerland, which is a visitor and educational center in Krasna Lipa, is a great source to learn about Bohemian crafts such as textiles and glassmaking. The park promotes tourism throughout the year with products designed especially for "low season" even during bad weather. Modern bus lines take visitors around, while parking lots have been built to keep traffic controlled and out of the park's untainted soils. 
Issues and challenge  As a NGO there is problem with money; trans-boundary communication and joint effort with German site.
3. HOW
Methods /steps / tools used (to develop the good practice)  Finding financial support - partners; implementation of the projects aimed on excellent cross-border destination with Germany as a partner and other projects aimed at enviromental education.
Specific/measurable results, benefits  Actions for public interested in tourism. Study and graphic design of the information boards of the region. Borchures and leaflets promoting turism,Creation of website.etc.
Recognitions (e.g. awards) Winner of the 2009 "Tourism and protected areas Award" (project European Destinations o Excellence EDEN)
Lessons learned  Cooperation with neighboring countries is essential; National or European founds are big help almost necessity to help ecotourism rise. 
Challenges met  Interconnection of two national parks; Support public tourism transport in Czech Switzerland (train, eco bus).
Renew the hiking trails in the landscape of Bohemian Switzerland.
Initiation and support new projects and products for tourists
Critical success factors Decision to get interested in envirometal friendly tourism; partners who support projects aimed on eco-tourism; reliable team
6. MORE 
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