Hřensko

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Hřensko
Confluence of Kamenice and Elbe rivers
Confluence of Kamenice and Elbe rivers
Flag of Hřensko
Flag
Coat of arms of Hřensko
Coat of arms
Hřensko is located in Czech Republic
Hřensko
Hřensko
Location in the Czech Republic
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
First mentioned1488
Area
 • Total18.88 km2 (7.29 sq mi)
Elevation
130 m (430 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total291
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
407 17
Websitewww.hrensko.cz

Hřensko (German: Herrnskretschen) is a municipality and village in Děčín District in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 300 inhabitants.

Hřensko

Geography[edit]

Hřensko lies on the border with Germany. It is situated at the confluence of the Kamenice and Elbe rivers. In the municipality area is located the lowest point of the Czech Republic, which is the Elbe river on the border with Germany (115 m above the sea).

Ferry (and border crossing) on the Elbe between Hřensko and Schöna

History[edit]

Hřensko was established during the 15th century as a trading settlement.

Sights[edit]

The municipality is a portal to the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. The main attraction are a gorge through which the Kamenice River flows and Pravčická brána, a natural stone bridge which was featured in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.

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