Hřensko

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Hřensko
Municipality
Confluence of Kamenice and Labe rivers in Hřensko
Confluence of Kamenice and Labe rivers in Hřensko
Flag of Hřensko
Flag
Coat of arms of Hřensko
Coat of arms
Hřensko is located in Czech Republic
Hřensko
Hřensko
Coordinates: 50°52′28″N 14°14′33″E / 50.87444°N 14.24250°E / 50.87444; 14.24250Coordinates: 50°52′28″N 14°14′33″E / 50.87444°N 14.24250°E / 50.87444; 14.24250
Country Czech Republic
RegionÚstí nad Labem
DistrictDěčín
Area
 • Total18.88 km2 (7.29 sq mi)
Elevation
130 m (430 ft)
Population
(2018)
 • Total279
 • Density15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Postal code
407 17
Websitehttp://www.hrensko.cz
Hřensko
Ferry (and border crossing) on the Elbe River between Hřensko and Schöna

Hřensko (German: Herrnskretschen) is a small village of approximately 275 inhabitants in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic on the border with Germany. It is situated at the confluence of the Kamenice and Labe rivers and was established during the 15th century as a trading settlement. The lowest point in the Czech Republic can be seen in the town.

A large number of shops near the border cater to the many German and Czech tourists who come to shop, eat, and drink here. In addition, the town is a portal to many attractions nearby in the České Švýcarsko National Park, including a gorge through which the Kamenice River flows and the Pravčická brána, a natural stone bridge which was featured in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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