Usti, Czech Republic
Usti is a city of the Czech Republic, in the Ústí nad Labem Region. The city is the 7th-most populous in the country. Ústí is situated in a mountainous district at the confluence of the Bílina and the Elbe (Labe) Rivers, and, besides being an active river port, is an important railway junction. Ústí is a center for tourism owing to the romantic landscape of the Bohemian Highlands (České středohoří) and the České Švýcarsko national park
A major attraction in Usti is the Střekov castle ruins located in a southern suburb of the city. The ruins are placed on 100 m high clinkstone rock. The castle was founded in 1318 to protect the local trade route. An exhibition of the history of the castle and the region can be visited in the castle palace. Visitors of the restaurant terrace have an exquisite view of the city and of the Elbe valley. The Chateau of Vetruse is also an umissable and dominant feature of the twon.
Things to See & Do
* Strekov Castle ruins
* Museum of the City of Usti Nad Labem
* Chateau of Vetruse
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Czech koruna (CZK)
Population – 95,500 approx
Land Area – 93.95 km²
Language – Czech
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - +420
Port Location – The port at Usti is located on the River Elbe.
Travel Links – The nearest airport for airliners is in Prague (92 km) or Dresden, Germany (75 km).
Usti nad Labem is an important railway node with four railway stations that is intersected by international lines Berlin-Vienna and Berlin-Budapest-Beograd-Sofia (Baltic-Orient). The Eurocity (EC) and Intercity (IC) trains connected to the European railway network stop regularly in Usti nad Labem Central Station.