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CZ, Decin– Royal Town on the Confluence of the Elbe and Ploucnice Rivers – VIDEO

Published: 28.5.2019
Just a few kilometers before the Elbe water leaves the Czech Republic, it flows past the majestic Decin Castle. The town itself and its surroundings offer plenty of attractions to visit, in addition to the castle and the Rose Garden, the Labské pískovce PLA and the nearby Bohemian Switzerland.

In the 13th century King Přemysl Otakar II built a gothic stone castle on the promontory above the Elbeto protect the path around the Elbe from Saxony, and founded the royal town of Děčín. The first written mention of the town dates back to 1283.

Masarykovo náměstí

rohový dům na Masarykově náměstí   Zámecké náměstí

We already wrote about the castle itself, but you shouldn't miss it. It was built by rebuilding a Gothic castle in the 18th century when the fortress status of the city was abolished. Thanks to its position on the top of the rock it is visible from afar and especially from the Elbe it has a really majestic impression.

nádvoří zámku   Růžová zahrada

On the way to the chateau, the Dlouhá jízda street, which was built into the rock by the builders, will catch your eye at first sight. One of the biggest attractions, however, is the gardens on both sides - whether the Rose Garden in the north or the terraced garden and the garden Chinese pavilion with a fountain in the south. There are several parks, a herb garden and a small vineyard.

Dlouhá jízda   zámek a Dlouhá jízda

Unique is also the short rock tunnel, which continues the chain bridge over the Mill Mill. In the courtyard of the castle you will see, among other things, a beautiful memorable oak and a slightly less noticeable thousand.

In addition to the castle, you can also visit the Church of St. Wenceslas and Blazej and the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross next to the Long Ride. Also worth mentioning is the chateau in Bynov or the unmistakable Pastýřská stěna restaurant with a beautiful view opposite Děčín Chateau. There is also a small zoo nearby Pastýřské Walls.

kostel Povýšení sv. Kříže a Křížová ulice

Directly in the city of Děčín, you will also find several beautiful natural locations, whether it is the Děčínský Sněžník Massif or the Elbe Canyon. We also recommend going to the Velký Chlum observation tower, where you can enjoy a wide view not only of Děčín and the Elbe, but also of the České Středohoří mountains, Českosaské Švýcarsko and the Ore Mountains.

We believe that the city and its surroundings offer plenty of entertainment, attractions and nature for a day long trip.

GPS: 50°46'46.0"N 14°12'37.6"E


Text, photos, and video: Matouš Vinš

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