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River Moldawa, very much liked by the habitants of the Czech capital

River Moldawa (Moldau) | Vltava | Czech Republic: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 91 km
Number of locks: 10
Lock dimensions: 133.00 x 6.00
Max. depth: 2.20
Max. headroom: 4.70
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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River Labe (Elbe) | Czech Republic

The Bohemian river can be seen by skippers by three different ways: From Elbe/Labe to
Prague it is a big river making no problems to leisure boaters and the city of Prague offers all amenities. Above Prague, the river is still navigable for about 40 km. Skippers can go as far as to Vrané and commercial traffic to the weir of Trebnice. Further up, where Moldova is really charming, it’s navigable for canoeists or with rubber boats only.

This waterway, connecting the capital of the Czech Republic with the metropolitan area of Berlin and the Baltic Sea could be of great importance. But traffic has gone back for quite some time now. Ship convoys have great problems, especially between the confluence of Elbe with Moldau and Magdeburg, because of the unstable flow conditions. The Czech side would like to solve this problem with a dam just before the border to Germany, but German as well as Czech environment protectors are against this project.