PRIVATE BOAT TRIP OUTSIDE PRAGUE

NELAHOZEVES ČHATEAU, MELNIK WINE CELLARS, SLAPY DAM

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Tour availability: Tour available in summer season

THE PRIVATE BOAT TRIP TO THE NELAHOZEVES CHATEAU AND THE MUSEUM OF ANTONIN DVORAK
It is the 3,5 hour cruise to the Nelahozeves chateau and the 3,5 hour cruise back
The price is calculated according to your program.
Read more about Nelahozeves: Nelahozeves castle .

THE PRIVATE BOAT TRIP TO THE MELNIK TOWN, CASTLE AND THE FAMOUS CASTLE WINE CELLARS
It is the 5 hour cruise to the town and castle Melnik and the 5 hour cruise back.
The price is calculated according to your program.
We recommend to order the lunch on the boat.
Read more about Melnik: Melnik castle .

THE PRIVATE BOAT TRIP TO THE SLAPY DAM WITH THE OPTION IS TO VISIT THE HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATION
It is the 5 hour cruise to the town and dan Slapy, with the option to see the Slapy electric power station .
The price is calculated according to your program.
We recommend to order the lunch on the boat.
It is the cruise to the South from Prague, there is the beautiful scenery. Resting on the boat you can enjoy the beauty of the landscape around.

The Slapy Hydroelectric Power Station was the first large project of the Vltava Cascade after the World War II. A 65 m high concrete gravity dam was built, forming an artificial lake that contains 270 million m3 of water, covers 14 km2, and is 44 km long, reaching as far as the stilling basin of the Kamýk hydroelectric power station. In addition to power engineering significance, the large retention reservoir assists the regulation of the Vltava River’s water regime. The area is also favoured for summer recreation by inhabitants of the capital Prague.
The fully automatic power station generates peak-load electric energy, and participates in the output balance regulation of the national power system. It is able to reach full load in 136 seconds, and its output is remotely regulated from the control centre at Štěchovice, according to the power system’s needs. The fluctuating runoff from the Slapy hydroelectric power station is balanced by the Štěchovice and Vrané water reservoirs.
The Slapy water reservoir was built between 1949 and 1955. The reservoir is situated in a narrow defile at the end of the former Svatojánské proudy (St. John’s Streams) and used an original design. The entire power station is located in the very body of the dam. Under the four 15 m x 8 m spillways with 3,000 m3/s capacity are the machine room, all the supporting shops, administrative rooms, a 110 kV switch room, a 22 kV switching station, all the transformers and two bottom outlets.
The hydroelectric power station, put into operation between 1955 and 1956, is equipped with three sets of Kaplan turbines for a 56 m head. The water is brought to the turbines by three steel pipelines embedded in the concrete of the dam. The intake has steel quick-operating closing valves and temporary barriers. The generated electricity with 10.5 kV voltage is carried through transformers to the 110 kV switching house inside the dam. The electricity is then carried by cables through an inclined shaft up the dam to the portals above the headwater level. The 22 kV switching station is located and operates similarly.

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The Moldau river, in Czech called Vltava, is the longest river in the Czech Republic. It has a length of 440 km and is furthermore a tributary of the Elbe.

The Moldau river descends from three source rivers. These are the so-called Gramineous Moldau, near Kuschwarda - Strazny, the so-called warm Moldau near Aussergefild - Kvilda and the so-called cold Moldau nearby Haidmuehle in the Bavarian Forest. At least the Moldau river flows to the river Elbe - Labe at the town Melnik.


The Moldau river was the inspiration of many artists. One of the most beautiful works is without a doubt the symphony of Bedrich Smetana the Moldau river. In this symphonic poetry, Bedrich Smetana applies the race of the river to the melody. The work reflects the race of Moldau again, beginning with the two small springs, the cool one and the warm Moldau, to their union to a stream, the race of the river Moldau through forests and wide fields. The Moldau river keeps on flowing in wide train towards Prague, at the Vysehrad castle and vanishes in a royal race finally at Melnik into the Elbe - Labe river.

According to the law, the Moldova has the character of an international waterway in Prague.
On a boat you can reach Mělník and then Usti nad Labem, Dresden or even Hamburg. If you would like to do such journeys, we would be pleased to organize them for you.



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