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Kartenabschnitt Elbquelle bis Mündung Malé Labe

Elbe Spring

N 50.775718, E 15.536150

River Kilometre 1094

The source of the Elbe is a walled water basin that is located at 1,387 meters above sea level, which also collects water from numerous tributary streams. In 1968, the source was

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Elbe Spring
Foto: Královéhradecký kraj

Elbe Waterfalls

N 50.770903, E 15.548781

The 35 meter-high Elbe Waterfalls are located approximately one kilometre away at a wild gorge in the Elbgrund area, which has been carved out of the cliff face.

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Elbe Meanders

N 50.762865, E 15.551630

A natural, freely meandering section of the Elbe (the Labe) is located not far from the source of the Elbe in a mountain cirque on the Elbgrund.

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Pantschenfall Waterfalls (Pančavský vodopád)

N 50.761196, E 15.546212

River Kilometre 1093

The Pančava Waterfalls (Pantschenfall Waterfalls) are located along the Pančava River, a tributary on the right of the Elbe. At 148 meters, this is the highest waterfall in the

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Pudlavska Waterfalls (Pudlavský vodopád)

N 50.757727, E 15.567367

River Kilometre 1092

The falls at the Pudlavska, a tributary on the left side of the Elbe, is 128 meters high.

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Lesser Elbe Waterfalls (Malý labský vodopád)

N 50.754628, E 15.570618

River Kilometre 1091

The water of the Malý-labský (Lesser Elbe) Falls drops 17 meters over two granite steps. The average flow rate amounts to over 330 litres per second.

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Teufelsschlucht (Devil's Gorge)
Foto: Královéhradecký kraj

Cascade of Stone Steps at the Bärengrund Area (Kaskáda kamenných stupňů)

N 50.775716, E 15.623616

River Kilometre 1089

At the Bärengrund area, the Medvědí potok river, which is located on the left side of the Elbe, drops over multiple stone cascades.

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Stone Barrier in the Elbgrund Area

N 50.746435, E 15.599937

A fixed stone barrier composed of stone fragments helps to catch sediment during flooding periods.

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Stone Barrier in the Elbgrund Area
Foto: Královéhradecký kraj

Bílé Labe River Estuary

N 50.740611, E 15.606294

The Bílé Labe (White Elbe) River qualifies as one of the Elbe's wildest tributaries, and it empties into the Elbe River at the Dívčí lávka pedestrian bridge. The bridge is located

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Teufelsschlucht (Devil's Gorge)

N 50.743482, E 15.648072

The Teufelsschlucht (Devil's Gorge) is located near the lodge at Bílé Labe (White Elbe). This area features a creek regulating system that is more than one hundred years old and

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Steinwehr Cascade/Špindlerův Mlýn
Foto: Královéhradecký kraj

Steinwehr Cascade/Špindlerův Mlýn

N 50.724853, E 15.605967

In Špindlerův Mlýn (Spindlermühle), the Elbe is regulated by several stone cascades, which were constructed following the severe flooding in 1897.

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Weisse Brücke (White Bridge), Špindlerův Mlýn

N 50.725342, E 15.605934

River Kilometre 1086

One of Spindlermühle's landmarks is the Weisse Brücke, or White Bridge, which was built in 1911. The bridge consists of reinforced concrete and features white wooden railings. The

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Gorge at Labská
Foto: Královéhradecký kraj

Historical Level in Labská

N 50.723233, E 15.598133

The historical water level gauge in the lodge on the Elbe is located shortly before the tributary into the Labská Dam. The Elbe reached its highest level at this location on 29

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Labská Dam

N 50.712003, E 15.584922

The Labská Dam was erected following the catastrophic flooding in 1890 and 1897 during the period between 1910 and 1916 to protect against flooding and holds approximately three

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Kläuselbach (Dřevařský potok)

N 50.699114, E 15.587979

River Kilometre 1081

The weir at Kläuselbach features its own small hydropower plant.

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Labská Dam
Foto: Královéhradecký kraj

Gorge at Labská

N 50.678878, E 15.596089

The "Elbklemme" gorge is a natural bottleneck on the surface of the riverbed. The severe incline causes the river to flow directly over a cliff consisting of white

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Kapelle Sankt Anna (Saint Anna Chapel)

N 50.636691, E 15.606279

This chapel was built in 1832 beside a drinking water source in the same year as a cholera epidemic, since this was the only source of clean drinking water for the inhabitants of

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Vrchlabí Gorge
Foto: Královéhradecký kraj

Vrchlabí Gorge

N 50.636267, E 15.606075

The natural bottleneck in the Elbe at Vrchlabí is a natural monument. The gorge features a weir and a small waterwheel mill.

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Bridge at Vrchlabí

N 50.622888, E 15.614432

River Kilometre 1070

This baroque stone bridge is a technical monument that received its current appearance in the year 1836. After the catastrophic flooding in the year 1897, the statue of Johannes

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