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Basic info

The lowest lying city on the Elbe is an ideal spot for recreation and relaxation. Located near Bohemian Switzerland National Park, it is a jumping off point for outings to fabulous panoramic spots, magnificent cliff formations, and historic sights. The city straddles the river Elbe at the point where the Ploucnice and Jilove rivers flow into it and fills the wide river valley, creeping up the surrounding slopes. The Decin valley is part of the Central Bohemian Uplands and Bohemian Switzerland.


  • Lowest lying city in the country
  • Most frequented bike trail in the country
  • Deepest sandstone canyon in Europe
  • Highest table mountain in the country
  • Largest via ferrata complex in the country
  • Greenest district capital
  • Largest natural sandstone arch in Europe
  • Longest castle drive

Getting here

Decin lies at the crossroads of the Czech Republic and Germany. It’s within easy reach of other cities such as Usti nad Labem, Liberec, and Prague. The Usti Region’s integrated transport system makes Decin easily accessible for most area inhabitants by both train and bus.

CityDistance (km)Drive time (h)
Prague120 km1:30
Dresden60 km1:00
Usti nad Labem27 km0:25
Liberec72 km1:05
Mlada Boleslav83 km1:15
Görlitz97 km1:47

Ideally located in the heart of Bohemian Switzerland near the Czech-German border.


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