Kamnitz Gorge

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In the Edmund Gorge

The Kamnitz Gorge (Czech: Soutěsky Kamenice, German: Kamnitzklamm or German: Edmundsklamm) is a rocky ravine between Hřensko (Herrnskretschen), Mezná and Srbská Kamenice in Bohemian Switzerland in the Czech Republic. The river Kamnitz flows through it and discharges near Hřensko into the Elbe.

History[edit]

The Kamnitz Gorge was first travelled in 1877 by young men. Prince Edmund Clary-Aldringen had the way through the gorge widened by Italian construction workers in 1889 and in 1890 boats were used in the Edmund Gorge (German: Edmundsklamm, Czech: Edmundova Soutěska), also called the Silent Gorge (German: Stille Klamm, Czech: Tichá Soutěska). The Wild Gorge (German: Wilde Klamm, Czech: Divoká Soutěska) followed in 1898. In 1881 there was a boat service to the Grundmühle in the adjoining Ferdinand Gorge (Ferdinandsklamm), which has since been withdrawn.

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Coordinates: 50°52′10″N 14°16′7″E / 50.86944°N 14.26861°E / 50.86944; 14.26861