Děčín is a nice city in the valley of River Elbe, close to a railway border crossing with Germany.
Děčín is conveniently located on the main Euro City (EC) rail line between Prague and Berlin with many other large european cities reachable same day. Rail is a very convenient way to get in and out of town as is car travel. Local and long haul bus connections are also available with the main bus terminal a 5 minute walk to the left as you exit the main train station.
The main rail station, not to be confused with the east (vychod) station, is located on the west bank of the Labe River (Elbe) in the Podmokly neighbourhood once called Bodenbach recalling the German influence still evident today. Service from Prague on EC lines is about 1 hour 20 minutes travel time, and around 3 hours or less from Berlin. Dresden is an easy connection either by EC (50 minutes) with trains typically running every 2 hours in both directions, or alternativey, the less expensive and slightly slower (add 45 minutes) regional service which is coupled with Dresden's city rail network, with a coordinated transfer point in Bad Schandau. Other Czech Rail connections can be made from Decin to interesting cities nearby including Teplice, Liberec and Hrensko. In the summer months well marked bike trails popular with Czechs and Germans alike could substitute or be comibined with rail travel all along the Czech/German border.