|The Elbe Sandstone Mountains, also called the Elbe sandstone highlands|
is a mountain range straddling the border between the state of Saxony in
southeastern Germany and the North Bohemian region of the Czech Republic,
with about three-quarters of the area lying on the German side. The mountains
are also referred to as Saxon Switzerland and Bohemian Switzerland in
both German and Czech or simply combined as Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland.
In both countries, the mountain range has been declared a national park.
The name derives from the sandstone which was carved by erosion.
The river Elbe breaks through the mountain range in a steep and narrow valley.