9th-most populous city of Czechia, capital of its eponymous region and district

Ústí nad Labem is the second largest city in North Bohemia and main city of Ústí nad Labem Region. This industrial city may not be one of the prettiest cities in the Czech Republic, but it is a good starting point for hiking and trips in attractive countryside.


Ústí nad Labem is situated along the banks of the Elbe, just 20 kilometers from the Czech-German border. In fact the "nad Labem" part of its name is Czech for "on the Elbe". The "Usti" means the river mouth. Its former German name Aussig is still sometimes used by Germans but may not necessarily be understood by Czechs. With a population of more than 90,000, Ústí nad Labem is the seventh most populous city in the Czech Republic.

Get inEdit

Map of Ústí nad Labem

Usti sits along the main road and rail connections between the Czech Republic and Saxony and is thus easily reachable for a day trip from Prague or Dresden.

By trainEdit

This may be the best and fastest option, depending on which type of train you take. It takes between 1h10min and 2h from Prague main train station to Usti nad Labem. The Dresden-Prague Eurocity also stops in Usti nad Labem as well as the Eurocity train between Hamburg, Berlin and Budapest. It is also possible with the overnight Metropol train from Budapest via Vienna. The main station, 1 Ústí nad Labem hlavní nádraží is located on U Nádraží. For day trips from/to Dresden the Elbe Labe Ticket can be a good option, especially when traveling in a small group.

By busEdit

From Florenc bus station in Prague, it takes 1h15min. by bus.

By carEdit

the road connection between Prague and Usti nad Labem is mostly highway (D8 connecting Prague with Saxony) and it takes approximately 1h.

By planeEdit

The closest international airports are in Prague (PRG IATA) and Dresden (DRS IATA) with the former having a wider selection of connections.

Get aroundEdit

18 bus and 13 trolleybus lines can get you almost anywhere in the city.


Střekov Castle upon the Elbe river
  • 1 Střekov Castle, Na Zacházce 844 400 03 (4 km wlaking form main railway station or take a bus 17 or 27 to "Pod Hradem" station.), . This castle ruin is an icon of Usti nad Labem. 75Kč (adults), 55Kč (children 6-15 years, students, pensioners), children under 6 years 1Kč.    
  • 2 Usti nad Labem Zoo, Drážďanská 454/23 (by bus cca 2km form the city centre), +420 475 503 421, . 9:00-18:00 (1 April to 31 October), 9:00-16:00 (1 November to 31 March). More than 200 species on animals including orangutan, rhinoceros and leopard. 120Kč (adults), 60Kč (children, students, pensioners).    
  • 3 Mariansky Bridge. Unusual modern bridge over the Elbe from the 1990s    
  • 4 Chateau Velké Březno, 403 23 Velké Březno (10 km from Usti nad Labem centre, you can go by bus (number 13) or train), +420 475 228 331, . 10:00-18:00 (May-September). 90Kč, 60Kč (children).  
  • 5 Kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie. Neo-gothic church on main square in Usti nad Labem  





  • Na Rychte, . 10:30 – 24:00 (Monday-Saturday) 11:00-22:00 (Sunday). Small brewery, restaurant and hotel. Excursion to the brewery possible.



Go nextEdit


The area surrounding Usti nad Labem is good for hiking. Landscape is beautiful, with sandstone rock formations, Elbe river, mountains of volcanic origin, forests, hills and fields.

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