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Vltava River

The Vltava (also known as Moldau) is the longest river in the Czech Republic, running north from its source in Šumava through Cesky Krumlov, Ceske Budejovice, and Prague, merging with the Elbe (Labe) at Melnik. It is 430 km long and drains about 28,090 square km; at their confluence the Vltava actually has more water than the Elbe, but joins the Elbe at a right angle to its flow so that it appears a mere tributary. Many writers and musicians were inspired by this beautiful river, particularly Bedrich Smetana, whose symphonic poems celebrate the Vltava’s lengthy journey across the Czech Republic to Prague.

Tip: Dinner Cruise on The Vltava River

Vltava River

Also know as Moldava. This favourite hangout for the sun loving Czechs was the subject of one of Smetana’s best-loved compositions which everyone will know as “The Vltava”. You can also visit Smetana Museum on the river side. It is a relatively pollution- free river which flows from the Southern …

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Stroll along the Vltava

The Romantic Vltava River has for centuries inspired writers and musicians, notably Bedřich Smetana, whose symphonic poems dedicated to the river celebrate its lengthy journey across the Czech Republic to Prague. The Vltava River, which separates Prague into two parts, is a great place for a stroll and to explore …

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