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Upper Moldawa offers popular places of excursions for the people of Prague


Moldawa Barrier Lakes | Czech Republic: Characteristics & Overview

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Character of waterway: back to nature
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Good

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Moldawa Barrier Lakes

Continuing on Moldawa upstream after Prague, one gets to the first weir after 17.5 km and after 30.2 km to the small dike of Stechvice, both have a lock. After another 8 km we have reached the end of free river navigation. We stand in front of the impressive barrier of Trebnice. As from here, sport boats have to be transported by land. The barrier created a very beautiful lake, very popular to the people of Prague. It has many wharfs, small marina, camping places and Restaurants. Skippers with sailing or motor boats as well as canoeists find here a very attractive area which goes up to the barrier of Kamyk another 42 km further on.

Already after another 8 km follows the barrier of Orlik; it was built between 1956 and 1963 and has two transportation rails. The one for freight vessels up to 300 tons is not working but the very modern aslope lift for sport boats gives access to another 68 km of waters.
One might be surprised that these barriers have locks available but after Second World War, there were serious plans to connect River Moldawa with River Danube. Linear distance between Budweis at the upper Moldawa to River Danube is only 75 km.