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Feb 6th, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Czech Republic-Hrensko/Pravcicka Brana

I am planning a trip to the Czech Republic in late September/early October. I have 4-5 days in Prague and was thinking about taking a side trip to Hrensko/Pravcicka Brana. Does anyone know if this can be done in a day trip and are there any bus tours that go there.

I could rent a car but am not sure how good the roads are in that part of the country. I am concerned about snow (if there is any) since I haven't had to drive in the snow for probably 25 years (moved from Chicago to Florida).

If not a day trip, what would be the best way to get there by public transport.
As always, thanks for your help.
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Feb 7th, 2013, 12:50 AM
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last time I was in that area was over 20 years ago but I was with a walking group and we had our own minibus.
It may be a bit of a pain to do as a day trip by public transport,I have looked at the Idos.cz website and it is about 3 hours eachway by public transport and not at the most conienient of times.
http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlakyautobusymhdvse/spojeni/
I would say probably 2 hours by car but I am no expert on driving in the CR.Little or no chance of snow at that time of year
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Feb 9th, 2013, 01:33 AM
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It's only two hours one way. The reason is that if you enter "Hrensko" the website comes up with a bus from Decin to Hrensko, and the times are inconvenient. Better enter "Schöna", which is the first town in Germany, from there a ferry crosses the Elbe/Labe river to Hrensko - that's just a five minutes affair. You change to a regional train in Decin (direction Bad Schandau).

I found a train leaving Prague Hlavni Nadrazi at 8.48 am, arriving Decin 10:32 am, the regional train leaving Decin at 10:40 and arriving in Schöna at 10:57 am.

The hike up to Pravcicka brana and back should take about 4 hours, including some time up there for picnic and photos. For example, there is a train back from Schöna at 5 pm, change in Decin, arriving in Prague 7.08 pm. You won't be faster driving.
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Feb 10th, 2013, 11:55 AM
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Thanks for the great information.
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