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|ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA||CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Ústecký kraj||Ústí nad Labem region|
Hřensko is situated at an elevation of 115 m at the confluence of the Kamenice into the river Labe (Elbe) in the Děčín district of northern Bohemia. The municipality has a population of 280 (2014).
Herrnskretschen was first mentioned in 1475, the Czech name in 1623 (in the historic version Hržensko together with the German historic Hernskrecžem). Since the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) the domains were in possession of the Clary-Aldringen family (1627 Bohemian barons, later counts, 1767 princes of the Holy Roman Empire). In the second half of the 19th century, Hřensko became a popular resort town, especially due to its vicinity to the České Švýcarsko (Bohemian Switzerland) region with its natural monuments such as Edmund's gorge (Edmundova soutěska) or the sandstone arch Pravčická brána.