Hrensko is Czechia’s hidden gem and an exceptional place to visit, especially if you love being in nature, exploring, hiking, swimming and much more. Hrensko is surrounded by numerous gorges with superbly clear water, rocky walls and cliff sites, and of course fresh mountain air!
First place on your bucket list to visit in Hrensko, should be the Pravcicka Archway, which is a large archway formed from sandstone. It’s really amazing to visit and see this rocky construction, especially because it’s been created by nature and not by humans. Getting to the archway is rather simple; you have to hike through the forest while following the river, until you come to the peak of the mountain. Once on the top, you can enjoy the magnificent view, a cold beer and you can also grab a bite.
Another way to view the Pravcicka Archway and get a magnificent picture is from the Falcon’s Nest, which is a chateau in the same mountain area. The chateau is a rather fascinating piece of architecture, as its entire construction is part of the cliffy mountain. Something you don’t see every day! Some might wonder... how do the restaurant employees manage to get up there to work?! Whichever route they take, it sure is one interesting and unique commuting to their job.
The next place you should visit is the Kamenice Gorge, which is located between Hrensko and Mezna, more towards the east. Kamenice is a rather steep gorge, full of cliffs and hiking paths, which are really worth exploring. Should you wish, you can also decide to sign up and take a guided boat tour off the gorge. Alternatively, you can hike through the trails, which could be the ideal option in the summer or early autumn, as the gorge has a rather cool climate. The Kamenice Gorge is a very serene place and an excellent destination for a family trip, for example. The gorge is located around 2 kilometers from the parking area, which makes it a rather feasible walk even for kids.
The next place to visit is the Edmund’s Gorge, which is very similar to the Kamenice Gorge. The gorges are located at close proximity to one another. You can embark on a guided boat trip and explore the area further. For any brave souls out there, feel free to take a nice refreshing dip in the crystal water, which however is not very warm. It measures around 14 degrees Celsius.
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