ABOUT THE DOUBICE REGION
Doubice lays in a romantic valley surrounded by forests north from Chřibská and not far from town Krásná Lípa, then Rumburk and Varnsdorf. First beginnings started with the discovery of old Glassworks in the forest east of Doubice. According to the archeological findings the glass-house is dated to the turn of the 14th and 15th century. Sometime at the turn of the 15th and 16th century Stará Doubice was established conjoint with the glass-house which needed a lot of wood to run. People started to settle on the cleared land and more and more buildings were built there. Nová Doubice was established in the 18th century. People made their living working in the forests, making cotton strings and processing cotton.
At the turn of the 18th and 19th century a bandit, Karel Stülpner, operated in the area of todays Bohemian-Switzerland National Park. He was known locally as a sort of Robin Hood. Stülpnerova poustka is still there to see as a last memory of him, his hideout near Sokolí vrch. South of the region is rock eaves called Švédský tábor (Swedish camp) which was used as a hideout for people during the 30 year war.
Northeast of the region is an interesting lime hill you can visit. It is a notable combination of five various types of ground in one area. Thanks to a varied geological ground many different plants grows here and it is a home of rare bats.