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Hřensko (Herrnskretschen in German) is a village in the Děčín district in the Ústí Region, which is the gateway to the Czech Switzerland National Park. The village at the confluence of the Elbe and Kamenice is entirely focused on tourism. At 115 meters above sea level, it is the lowest village in the Czech Republic. The Elbe canyon is popular among tourists, from which an equally beautiful valley winding along the Kamenice river enters between the rocks. A significant part of the village is located in this valley, which is surrounded on both sides by a high wall of rock walls. Thanks to the low temperatures between the rocks, mountain plants thrive here, which is a rarity at Hřensk's low altitude. The road border crossing to the Federal Republic of Germany Hřensko-Schmilka is located here.


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Edmund's Gorge 

Since its reconstruction in the mid-60s of the 20th century, Edmund's Gorge called Tichá and in the 50s and early 60s of the 20th century. Ďuriš's Gorge (according to the Minister of Forests and Agriculture from the 1950s). From approximately the beginning of the 21st century, it again bears its original historical name after its founder. Originally it was completely inaccessible, at the end of the 19th century, on the initiative of Prince Edmund Clary-Aldringen and the Mountain Association for Czech Switzerland, the construction of a trail was started, passing through tunnels in the rocks, over footbridges and a weir, which enabled navigation through the impassable section.

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The Königstein fortress 

The Königstein fortress - one of the largest mountain fortresses in Europe - lies in the middle of the Elbe sandstones on the Königstein table mountain above the village of the same name on the left bank of the Elbe in the state district of Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains. On the plateau, which is located 240 meters above the Elbe, a military historical open-air museum with an area of 9.5 hectares has been accessible since 1955. The 1,800-meter-long and up to 42-meter-high fortress walls are made of sandstone. In the middle of the fortifications there is a 152.5 meter deep well - the deepest in Saxony and the second deepest in Europe.

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Bastei (305 m above sea level) is a rock formation with viewing platforms in Saxon Switzerland on the right bank of the Elbe between the spa town of Rathen and the town of Stadt Wehlen. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Saxon Switzerland. From the bastion of a narrow rock cliff at a height of 194 m above the level of the Elbe River, there are wide views of the river valley and the Elbe Sandstone. There is a hotel and restaurant on the plateau behind the rock formation

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Pravčická brána

The national natural monument Pravčická brána (Prebischtor in German) is a rock gate created in block sandstones of the Cretaceous age. It is located on the territory of the České Švýcarsko National Park (since April 9, 2002 in the first zone of the České Švýcarsko National Park), about 3 km northeast of the village of Hřensko in the Děčín district. With a span of 26.5 meters and a height of 16 meters, it is the largest sandstone rock gate in Europe. It is one of the most visited places and at the same time a symbol of the Czech Switzerland National Park, under whose management it belongs. The protected area includes not only the sandstone gate itself, but also the surrounding rock massifs and a partially built-up area (Sokolí hnízdo castle). In addition to the České Švýcarsko National Park, Pravčická brána also belongs to the Bird Area of Labská pískovce.