The border municipality Hřensko represents an entrance gate into the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. The access road from Děčín to Hřensko itself is fascinating for its beautiful scenery of the great sandstone mountain canyon and the Elbe River. The surrounding mountains rise from the canyon hundreds of meters above the river and guard the surroundings. Its position at the junction of rivers Elbe and Kamenice, 115 meters above sea level makes Hřensko the lowest situated place in the Czech Republic. Despite its low altitude, the surrounding scenery creates an extraordinary sight which will make you feel as if you were in the mountains.
Hřensko is a starting point for trips to Pravčická brána, the largest natural stone bridge on our continent, and to the gorges of the Kamenice River, where it is possible to take a boat ride with ferryman's commentary.
Pravčická brána is the largerst natural stone bridge on our continent and a natural monument. It is considered for the most beautiful natural form in Czech Switzerland National Park and is the symbol of the entine region. From the point of entry into the area diverge maintained trails and a staircase for the individual prospects, from where we can watch Pravčická brána itself or take the impressive prospects of the nearby or the farther surroundings.
Gorges are truly unique natural phenomenon. Kamenice River are border with steep cliffs with different shapes. Pedestrian path crinkle in many ways, and it is interwoven with several tunnels and interconnected bridges. Some sections is not possible to visit by foot, but only on boats. It is a Tichá soutěska (Silent gorge) and Divoká soutěska (Wild gorge). Boat trip through Silent gorge has already more than a century tradition. The journey along the river is bordered sometimes completely vertical cliffs which are up to 150 meters high. Cruise is less than a kilometer long and takes about twenty minutes. The entire cruise complements ferryman's commentary, who tries to entertain visitors with various humorous interludes, but also brings some valuable information and observation about local uniqueness.