The beautiful region of Ústí nad Labem (Ústecký kraj) in the Czech Republic is located between Prague and Germany, a fact that has been important for the region’s development. The Elbe River (Labe) stands out in the landscape of the region, making it especially serene and attractive. The diverse terrain includes the Ore Mountains (Krušné hory), the nature reserve of Central Bohemian Uplands (České středohoří), the plane and fertile Polabí area to the southeast, and the sandstone formations to the northeast. Ústí nad Labem is rich in minerals, especially the deposits of lignite in the Podkrušnohorská Basin, clays and deposits of sand and gravel (along the rivers).
It is a region with many precious towns, such as Rumburk, and cultural particularities like the Gothic-style church in Most, the Baroque chateau in Duchcov, the Romanesque-style rotunda on Říp Hill, the châteaux of Větruše, Ploskovice and Libochovice, and the monasteries in Osek and Doksany. Visit the live HD webcams in Ústí nad Labem and discover some of its treasures.
Population: Over 852,000
Capital: Ústí nad Labem
Other major cities: Most, Teplice, Chomutov and Děčín
Main attractions: Střekov Castle, České Švýcarsko National Park, Ústí nad Labem Zoo
Nearest Airports: Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG - Letiště Václava Havla Praha), located 92 km from Ústí nad Labem city, and Dresden Airport (DRS - Flughafen Dresden), in Germany (75 km).
This region is also very accessible by the D8 motorway that connects Prague to Germany, by railway lines, and also by water through the Elbe River.