Tisá village is a gateway to the romantic land of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
The center of the village welcomes visitors with the late-baroque Church of St. Anna, where they can follow a direct path to Tisá Walls.
This path will lead you to the fantastic rock town with many bizarre sandstone formations. Until the beginning of the 20th century it was forbidden to enter the rocks without a local guide.
Today, the whole area is a tourists’ and rock climbers’ paradise with 113 registered climbing routes.
Apart from the Little and Great Walls there are less frequented rock towns of Ostrov and Rájec Walls north of Tisá.
Tisá lies in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains Nature Preserve, 20 km from the regional capital, Ústí nad Labem, and 5 km from Petrovice village, where there is a border crossing to Germany. Tisá village lies in Děčínské Walls, also known as the Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland, at 550 m above sea level. The district of Tisá also includes the municipalities of Ostrov, Rájec and Antonínov settlement.
Tisá has 950 residents. Tisá is a German-typ village with houses along the main road and buildings scattered over the meadows of the rather large district (1186 ha). The architectonic pool is various. Over 100 years old half-timbered frame houses, former factory owners’ mansions, recent historical buildings, several prefabricated blocks of flats, and some contemporary residential buildings. There are regular bus lines going to Ústí nad Labem and to 20 km distant Děčín. The border crossing in Petrovice - Bahratal is only 6 km far from Tisá.
The history of Tisá village
The history of Tisá village is rich and interesting. You can learn more about it while walking through the village on information boards on the way from the Church of St. Anna towards the Memorial of the Victims of World War I. This guide can be also downloaded
Should you like to know more about the history of Tisá village, you will find detailed information on the web pages of the municipality.