Hřensko - the gateway to Bohemian Switzerland

Hřensko is a picturesque village in the Ústí nad Labem region, situated at the confluence of the Kamenice and Elbe rivers, which forms the border between the Czech Republic and Germany. Hřensko is known as the gateway to the Czech Switzerland National Park and is an ideal starting point for trips to this beautiful area.

Planning a trip

A trip to Hřensko is suitable for all ages, including families with children, thanks to its easy accessibility and wide range of hiking trails. Hřensko is easily accessible by car, bus or train from nearby towns such as Děčín or Ústí nad Labem.

What to see and do in Hřensko

  1. Edmund’s Gorge: One of the main attractions in Hřensko is a boat trip on the Kamenice River, which takes you through the breathtaking Edmund’s Gorge among high rocks and greenery. The cruise takes about 20 minutes and the boats run from May to October.
  2. Divoká gorge: Another way to explore the surroundings of Hřensko is a boat trip through the Divoká gorge. As in the case of Edmund’s Gorge, the cruise takes place on the Kamenice River and offers a unique experience of exploring rock walls and narrow passages.
  3. Křížová hora: Křížová hora is located near Hřensko and is easily accessible on foot or by bike. At the top you will find a stone cross and a beautiful view of the village of Hřensko and the surrounding countryside.
  4. Belvedér: This viewpoint is located about 1 km from Hřensko and offers amazing views of the confluence of the Elbe and Kamenice rivers, the border between the Czech Republic and Germany. Belvedere is easily accessible on foot along a marked trail.
  5. Srbská Kamenice Nature Reserve: Near Hřensko is this picturesque nature reserve, which offers hiking and cycling trails leading past rock formations, streams and green valleys.

Practical information

Refreshments and accommodation: in Hřensko and its surroundings you can find several restaurants, cafes and pubs where you can have a snack or relax. There are also a number of accommodation options for tourists, including hotels, guesthouses and campsites.


The surroundings of Hřensko offer a large number of cycling routes of varying difficulty, which will take you through the beautiful landscape of Bohemian Switzerland. The Elbe cycle path runs along the Elbe River and provides an opportunity to explore the surrounding area by bike.


Hřensko and its surroundings are ideal for hiking. Marked hiking trails will take you to various parts of the Czech Switzerland National Park, such as Pravčická brána, Děčínský Sněžník or Tisá Stěny.

Shopping and souvenirs:

In Hřensko you will find several shops with souvenirs and regional products where you can buy souvenirs for your trip or gifts for your loved ones.

Cultural events and festivals:

Hřensko regularly organizes cultural events and festivals that enliven the village and attract visitors. Traditional markets, music festivals and harvest celebrations are held here throughout the year.

When planning a trip to Hřensko, do not forget to check the current conditions and restrictions in the Czech Switzerland National Park. It is also advisable to monitor the weather forecast before departure and prepare for variable conditions in the mountains. Sturdy hiking boots, plenty of water and snacks are essential for a comfortable and safe trip.

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