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  Hrensko - directely at the border to Germany
by globetrott

Hrensko / Hernskretschen is a small village directely on the border between Czechia and Germany, 10 Km north of the town DECIN and about 20 Km south-east of Dresden / Germany
In the surroundigs of Hrensko you will find some really great wonders of nature : Pravcicka Brana / Prebischtor .
You will need about 1,5 hours to walk a distance of 4 Km from the parking through the woods in order to get finally to Prebischtor.
There you have to pay a small entrance-fee, before you are allowed to take a closer look or enter the restaurant.The best view on Pravcicka Brana / Prebischtor is from a rock opposite of it.
You have to climb up lots of steps behind the restaurant in order to get to this great place.
This natural arch is 21 meters high and 26 meters wide - the biggest of it's kind in Europe - only in the United States are some larger natural arches to be found.

A big part of the importance of Hrensko is the river Labe, where cruiseships will pass by on their way to Hamburg via Dresden, or southwards to places like Decin, Melnik and Prague.
Hrensko is also a popular place to fill up gasoline, before tourists are leaving for Germany.

You may take a cruiseship or the train to get to Hrensko. The trainstation is on the left bank of the river and a ferry will take you over to the village, beeing on the right bank.
You may also take road # 62 from Decin.

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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