Pravcice Gate (Pravcická Brána) Tours
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Prague day-trippers and German border-hoppers all flock to the northwestern edge of the Czech Republic to explore one of the country’s favorite nature escapes. Called Bohemian Switzerland National Park, it is blanketed in lush green landscapes, steep navigable river gorges, and, most famously Pravcice Gate (Pravcická Brána). Noted as Europe’s largest natural rock arch, Pravcice Gate reaches 16 meters high and 3 meters wide, and stands as the park’s most proud symbol.
While on your visit to the park, check out the sweet riverside town of Hřensko before or after trekking up to see the Pravcice Gate, which can be spied from various viewpoints (several of which have a fee, so bring currency). Then — during your return on the circular route — travel by boat down the calm waters of the river-cut Edward’s Gorge.
Much of the trek from Hřensko is along a road; so if you wish to bypass this part of the excursion, take the bus to the head of the Pravcicka Brana trail. Alternatively, if you’re driving, consider parking in Mezni Louka. Or, to avoid any confusion, joining an organized day trip is a great option. Note that there is a restaurant near the arch, but given its limited options, you may wish to bring your own food.
Address: Route 25861, Hřensko, Bohemian Switzerland National Park 407 17, Czech Republic
Hours: Apr -Oct: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily; Nov - Mar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday-Sunday, and daily from December 26-January 1
Admission: 75 CZK
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Pravcice Gate (Pravcická Brána)
Escape into nature, and enjoy an active day out, on this private tour from Prague to Bohemian Switzerland National Park, located in the Czech Republic’s northwest. Lace up your hiking boots and set off to discover landmarks like the Pravcicka Brana (a natural sandstone arch) and the Edmund Gorge. Then, cross the border into Germany’s Saxon Switzerland National Park, where you’ll discover the famed Bastei rock formation.
Explore Bohemian Switzerland National Park on this all-day guided tour from Prague. Take a boat ride at Edmunds Gorge, then enjoy a classic Czech meal at a local restaurant (at your own expense). Following that, hike to Pravcicka Gate, the largest sandstone arch in Europe. The tour is considered moderately difficult in terms of hiking.
Get out of the city and go for a hike in a national park on this tour. Travel from Prague by train to Decin and then transfer to Bohemian Switzerland National Park. Accompanied by a guide, hike through the park’s paths. When you reach Edmund´s Gorge, take a scenic sightseeing cruise before continuing your hike. Return to Prague on the train.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Pravcice Gate (Pravcická Brána) hours of operation?
Pravcice Gate (Pravcická Brána) hours of operation: Apr -Oct: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily; Nov - Mar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday-Sunday, and daily from December 26-January 1. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Pravcice Gate (Pravcická Brána)?
The best ways to experience Pravcice Gate (Pravcická Brána) are:
- Private day Trip to Bohemian Saxony Switzerland from Prague
- Bohemian Switzerland National park tour
- Cheaper Bohemian Switzerland by Train from Prague
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