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Roztoky - Vltava prospects

Views of the Vltava, places where ancient history went

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Roztoky - Vltava prospects
Inserted: 04.12.2021
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com
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A short distance north of Prague, between the villages of Úholičky and Roztoky, there are several romantic places on the steep rocks of the Vltava canyon with beautiful views of the river and the surrounding rocks. Some of these places were inhabited in the past due to their strategic location and there were fortified strongholds. Therefore, it became an important archaeological site. We can visit all these places with a walk of about eight kilometers.

Úholičky railway station

We will start the journey at the railway station in Úholičky. Already on the platform we can admire the rocky canyon of the Vltava, which in these places turns sharply in the opposite direction of the original stream.

Úholičky railway station
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To the top of Stříbrník

From the railway station, a very steep ascent to the Stříbrník hill awaits us, which rises here above the Vltava arch.

To the top of Stříbrník
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Silver Viewpoint

We are rewarded for the effort during the steep climb with a breathtaking view of the Vltava arch, which is only a few tens of meters from the top

Silver Viewpoint
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Viewpoint Řivnáč

After less than two kilometers, we arrive at a large area at the top of Řivnáč. From here we can enjoy the view of the Vltava arch and the settlement of Řež.

Viewpoint Řivnáč
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Hradiště Řivnáč

A prehistoric settlement was already located in this elevated place above the river in the late Stone Age. A number of important archeological finds have been made here and the place is therefore declared a cultural monument.

Hradiště Řivnáč
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Viewpoint of St. Ludmila

We continue along the green sign for less than two kilometers and arrive at another interesting place – the view of St. Ludmila. From here we can enjoy the view of the rock wall below the village Husinec.

Viewpoint of St. Ludmila
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Levý Hradec

Viewpoint of St. Ludmila is on the edge of an important place where the Slavic fort was located – Levý Hradec. This area played an important role in the beginnings of the Czech state in the second half of the 9th century and the first Christian church in Bohemia was founded here. The place has been declared a national cultural monument

Levý Hradec
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Road along the Vltava

The final section is less than four kilometers long. First we have to descend the steep slope to the river, where we find many quiet corners with nice views of the river.

Road along the Vltava
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Roztoky lock chamber

We are approaching a large lock chamber, where if we wait, we can see the passage of the ship through the lock chamber up close. The rocks of the Dolní Povltaví Nature Park and the village of Klecánky peek out above the chamber.

Roztoky lock chamber
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Klecany lock

The last attraction of today's journey is the Klecany lock chamber on a 3.1 m high weir. On the opposite bank we can see the local small hydroelectric power plant, above which the Black Rock rises. Now we have only 1.5 kilometers left to the destination of this walk – the railway station in Roztoky.

Klecany lock
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