TRANSPORTATION TO HRENSKO
There are a few different ways of reaching Hrensko.
We came by car, so upon reaching Hrensko, we had to find a carpark.
There were a couple, one was behind the "Klepac" restaurant, [fee] and the other was near the "Mezní Louka" hotel, both of which are starting points for trips to Pravèická Brána (parking is not permitted anywhere else except at these 2 car parks)
BUS from Decín to Hrensko and to Mezní Louka – there is a bus stop in Hrensko, another near Tri Pramenù and another in Mezní Louka
The nearest train station is in Decín. From the Station, take a bus and then walk
Train on the German side stops at Schöna, located across the river Elbe from Hrensko. There is a ferry from there to Hrensko
From Dresden or Decin
- Road Trip
Regional and commuter trains
Hrensko has no train station, but you easily reach the train station of Schöna/Germany by ferry, just across the Elbe river. This train station is served by commuter trains S1 that run Schöna - Dresden - Meissen. Hourly service until late night.
The regional trains Decin/CZ - Bad Schandau/Germany also stop in Schöna, bi-hourly service, about 10 minutes in either direction. For both types of trains the fares of the VVO public transportation network apply, see website below.
The closest international train stops are in Decin and Bad Schandau.
Another option to get to Hrensko is by bus, which runs from Decin via Hrensko and even farther up to the National Park: stops are the trail head to the canyons, the lower trail head to the sandstone arch "Pravcicka brana", the upper trail head to the sanstone arch, Mezna Louka, and Mezna, a tiny village on a plateau with views and hiking trails.
Service is unfortunately only bi-hourly. Fares are dirt cheap. Tickets can be obtained from the driver.
- Hiking and Walking
- Budget Travel
To get from the train station Schöna to Hrensko you have to cross the river - by ferry, which is operated by a German company. You can pay in Czech Koruna or Euro, fare is 1.30 Euro one way. For schedule see website below, in general you can say it runs from early morning till late evening.