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Kartenabschnitt von Mündung Vltava bis Hafen Ústí nad Labem

Vltava River Estuary

N 50.346911, E 14.475314

The Vltava River is an estuary located on the left side of the Elbe River featuring a length of 433 kilometres. It originates in the Šumava Mountains on the eastern slope of

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Ústí nad Labem Port
Foto: Ústecký kraj

Kilometre 0 in the Czech Republic (shipping)

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Kilometre zero of the Czech shipping lanes on the Elbe is located at Mělník. From this point, counting begins upwards until Chvaletice (kilometre -102.15), the official end of

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Vraňany – Hořín Lateral Canal

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This shipping canal connects the Vltava and the Elbe and was intended for larger ships. It begins on the left bank of the Vltava at the Vraňany Weir, possesses a length of 9.1

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Castle Mělník Viewing Platform

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The viewing platform at Castle Mělník offers a splendid view of the confluence of the Elbe river  and the Vltava river, the Vraňany – Hořín lateral canal and the Hořín weir

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Mělník Port

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The good geographical location and features were favourable for the development of the port in Mělník into a logistics centre of international importance. It connects

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Dolni Beřkovice Weir

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The weir features a controlled drain, three enclosures at a height of 2.4 meters, and a reservoir possessing a length of 12.9 kilometres. It influences the water level down to the

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Flood Level Mark in Litoměřice
Foto: Ústecký kraj

Historical Flood Level Mark at Dolní Beřkovice

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Numerous flood level marks on a wall at the former lock in Beřkovice at Mělník show the level of flooding of the Elbe river, which also includes the highest event up until now in

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Lock Hořín

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River Kilometre 837

The lock at Hořín is a technical monument. It is a portion of the Mělník – Vraňany Lateral Canal and within view of the Elbe. This lock was commissioned in 1905 and consists of two

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Dolni Beřkovice Weir
Foto: Povodi Labe

Štětí Weir

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This 4.1 meter-high weir features a controlled drain and seven enclosures, and the reservoir possesses a length of 11.6 kilometres. This facility was built in 1909, and it is the

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Lock Roudnice nad Labem

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River Kilometre 810

This controlled weir possesses three enclosures at a height of 2.4 meters and reservoir length of 9.3 kilometres. The two lock chambers are 11 x 85 meters and 22 x 155 meters large

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Žernoseky Lake
Foto: Ústecký kraj

Lock České Kopist

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This lock was built in 1914 to secure the defined depth for shipping in the reservoir, and it enables the commercial use of the water stored there. The reservoir is also used for

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Ohře River Estuary

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The Ohře River (Eger) is a tributary on the left side of the Elbe River that is 300 kilometres long. It originates in Bavaria in a protected nature park below Schneeberg Mountain

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Vraňany – Hořín Lateral Canal
Foto: České přístavy a.s.

Flood Level Mark in Litoměřice

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The flood level marks in Křešice at Litoměřice on building no. 19 show the water level of various events between 1821 and 1940. The line between the bright and dark colour above

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Lock Lovosice

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The lock was rebuilt from 1911 to 1919 within the scope of an extensive programme to adjust the Vltava and the lower run of the Elbe for shipping. It is the fifth stage of dams in

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Žernoseky Lake

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This artificial lake was created in the 1950s and 1960s by flooding a former sand pit, and it features a surface area of approximately one square kilometre. The level of water in

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Lock České Kopist
Foto: Povodi Labe

Porta Bohemica

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The Bohemian Gates indicate the beginning of the Elbe's entry into the Central Bohemian Mountains. Beautiful cliffs and rock walls characterise this approximately four

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Lock and Hydropower Plant at Střekov

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These lock and the hydropower plant were built between 1924 and 1936. At this time, it was the most modern hydraulic structure in the former state of Czechoslovakia. Today, this

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Vltava River Estuary
Foto: Povodi Labe

Bilina River Estuary

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The Bilina (Biela) River is a small tributary on the left bank of the Elbe River that joins it in Ústí nad Labem. It originates above the city of Jirkov in the Ore Mountains at an

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Ústí nad Labem Port

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The good connection with the rail and road network makes the port at Ústí nad Labem a transportation and exchange point for the entire network of European waterways.

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