Arches UK - a collection of Nature’s arches and bridges
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Possibly the largest arch in Eastern Europe Pravcicka Brana is the symbol of the area known as Bohemian Switzerland near the German border north of Prague.
It is located close to the town of Hrensko which is about 13km (8 miles) north of Decin. The arch and trailhead is well signposted. Vehicles must be parked, for a small fee, just passed the Klepac restaurant. The trailhead is about 1 mile down the road. From the trailhead, which is on the left, a well marked path goes 1.5 miles to the arch. The path gets steep as the arch is approached.
Alongside the arch is Sokoli Hnizdo (Falcon's Nest) restaurant. Tables and seats have been set out under the arch and a small fee is charged to access the area which also includes a climb to view the arch from above. All supplies for the restaurant are brought in by way of a small cable car.
The arch has a span of 86 ft and a height of 53 ft.