Vltava river in Prague

Prague, Historical center

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Address:Prague, Historical center
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Vltava river in Prague is celebrated by the famous Czech composer Bedřich Smetana in the symphonic cycle "Má vlast"

On one side of the river banks you will find Vyšehrad, the Old Town and and New Town. On the other side you have the majestic Prague Castle, Hradčany and Petřín Tower. Over the years, Vltava river banks have become something what Seine means for Parisians.

Once the ice thaws, you can visit a regular food market on Saturdays at Výtoň and during summer you can join people sitting on the banks, watch the sunset, have a drink or eat at one of the houseboat restaurants. (Here at Prague Ticket Office we particulary like a tiny restaurant named... "Vltava"). Various events take place on the banks nearly every day. Sport and dance activities, antique markets, shows etc. 

Starting in spring and going on until autumn we encourage you to explore the river on your own - rent a paddle boat at Slovanský ostrov located by the National Theatre and enjoy! One of the Prague´s best jazz clubs, Jazz Dock, is located on the Vltava river and it´s simply magical... Another option is to go on the Jazz Boat cruise with dinner and live music.

Facts:

At approx. 430 km in lenght, the Vltava river (in English - The Moldau, in German - Die Moldau) is the longest river in the Czech Republic. The river rises in southwestern Bohemia, flows through southeast and then north across Czech Republic and empties into Labe River (in English - Elbe). Vltava in Prague has 14 bridges (the most famous is the Gothic Charles Bridge offering perhaps the most photogenic views of the Prague Castle and Hradčany area) and 7 islands. 

Places of interest:

Rudolfinum
National Theatre
St. Nicholas Church
Charles Bridge
Jazz Dock 
National Theatre
Kampa park 
Dancing House
Vyšehrad

How to get there: 

  • Walking distance from Prague Ticket Office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
    5 - 45 min (depends where you want to go)
  • Accessibility by public transport:
    metro A (green line) - Malostranská station, metro A (green line) - Staroměstská station
    trams Nos. 12, 15, 20, 22, 23 - Malostranské náměstí stop or
    trams Nos. 2, 17, 18 - Staroměstská stop
    trams Nos. 2, 9, 17, 18, 22, 23 - Národní divadlo stop
    tram No. 17 - Právnická fakulta stop
    tram No. 2, 3, 7, 17, 21 - Výtoň tram stop
  • Nearest car parking:
    Malostranské Náměstí Parking Lot

Upcoming events

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Crystal Dinner

Three-Hour Boat Cruise on a Open Deck Boat with Dinner & Live Music

January 16, 2019 | 19:00 (Wed)

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One-hour River Cruise

Audio Tour in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Polish and Czech

January 16, 2019 (Wed)

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Sweet Prague

Exquisite Three-Hour Boat Cruise with a gourmet À la carte menu & Live Music

February 13, 2019 | 20:00 (Wed)

Top concert venues in Prague

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Concert Season 2019: concerts in Klementinum Mirror Chapel & Municipal House are the most popular and highly rated chamber concerts in Prague. Dvořák Symphony Orchestra deliver the best of A. Vivaldi, A. Dvořák, W. A. Mozart and more.

Classical music in famous Prague´s concert halls

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Concert season 2019: Prague is a real Mekka for all classical music lovers. Choose from a wide list of concerts at glorious concert halls such as Rudolfinum, Municipal House or few hidden gems such as Boccaccio Hall. They are all located in Prague center.

Listen and Dine - Dinner with live music

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January - December 2019: Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz or blues tunes, classical music or traditional music. Visit great Prague event venues. Taste exquisite meal. Choice is yours. Make your stay in Prague the most memorable: get your tickets now.

Jazz & blues concerts in Prague

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Book Prague jazz concerts. Explore Prague´s best jazz clubs: Reduta jazz club, U Malého Glena jazz club, Agharta jazz centre, Jazz blues club Ungelt, U Staré paní jazz club. Live concerts with great Czech musicians. Jazz with menu on Jazz Boat.

Valentine´s Day in Prague

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The best Valentine present: treat yourself and your Valentine to trip to Prague. Pick your favorite event: you have a choice of delicious meals and divine classical or playful jazz music.

Group Discounts

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We offer group discounts

Are you a group of 10+ people? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best price for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

Gift Certificates

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Special Present

Is someone precious to you planning a trip to Prague? Why don´t you surprise them with a unique present! We are pleased to offer you Via Musica Gift Certificate.

Our tip

Najponk Trio - preview image

Najponk Trio

January 16, 2019 | 20:30 (Wed)

U Malého Glena - Jazz Blues Club