Hrensko, Czechia’s hidden "nature gem"

Hrensko, Czechia’s hidden "nature gem"

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Hrensko is a small village located around 130 kilometers north from Prague. Hrensko borders with Germany, and has two rivers flowing through it, the Kamenice and Labe rivers. This charming village has only 275 inhabitants (approximately), and is a true gem of Czechia, filled with nature and stunning landscapes.    

Picture © Credits to istock/Evgenij84
Picture © Credits to istock/Evgenij84

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! 

Hrensko
Hrensko
Hřensko, Czechia

Why should you visit Hrensko in Czechia?

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. 

Picture © Credits to istock/Vladmiri Vinogradov
Picture © Credits to istock/Vladmiri Vinogradov

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. 

Picture © Credits to istock/Evgenij84
Picture © Credits to istock/Evgenij84
Pravčická brána
Pravčická brána
Hřensko 82, 407 17 Hřensko, Czechia

Kamenice & Edmund's Gorges

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. 

Picture © Credits to istock/Stanislav_Moroz
Picture © Credits to istock/Stanislav_Moroz
Kamenice Gorge
Kamenice Gorge
405 02 Hřensko, Czechia

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. 

Picture © Credits to istock/Jindrich Blecha
Picture © Credits to istock/Jindrich Blecha
Edmund's Gorge
Edmund's Gorge
405 02 Hřensko, Czechia

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Masa Mesic

Masa Mesic

My name is Maša, born in Croatia but grew up in Prague. I have a great passion for gastronomy, yoga and languages. Follow my journey, as we travel through Denmark and Czechia.

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