Czechia is called the “roof of Europe” for a reason. Many different rivers originate here and the country lies at the watershed of three seas – Northern, Baltic and Black. Read our tips to discover interesting city corners near rivers or take a trip to one of the beautiful lakes, ponds or along rivers that form the one-of-a-kind character of the Czech countryside.
The Deep Eyes of Prague EmbankmentBeautiful Czech cities are criss-crossed by rivers with embankments perfect for pleasant strolls and for exploring historical centres from a different angle. You’ll love the Prague embankment. Not only for its pleasant everyday atmosphere or the Saturday farmer’s market, but also thanks to the ‘cells’. They used to serve as wood and other shipment storage and today you will find vibrant bars, cafés and galleries behind their ‘glazed eyes’– which are, by the way, the largest windows of this type in the world.
Oldest, Largest, LongestThe embankment in South Bohemian Písek is also charming and you can see the oldest stone bridge in Czechia up close there. The East Bohemian Hradec Králové will amaze you with its modernistic buildings from the first half of the 20th century, looking down at River Elbe in the city centre. This place is truly alive especially in summer when many different markets and various cultural events take place in their shade. The Central Bohemian spa of Poděbrady further down Elbe River also offers a beautiful and easy-going trip or you can visit Mělník with a chateau rising high above the confluence of Elbe and Vltava, two largest Czech rivers.