The Prague lock chamber Smíchov, situated at the left riverbank of Vltava between Janáček Embankment and Children Island. It was built in 1911 – 1922. It enables navigation from the storage basin of Štítkovský Weir to the storage basin of Hornomlýnský Weir.
The boat Mělník of the Elbe Shipping Company provides visitors a possibility of interesting views of Prague, including Prague Hradschin, the third historical Prague town, founded in 1320 and elevated by Emperor Rudolph II to hold the status of a royal town in 1598.
The steamboat Vltava, one of the last paddle-wheel steamers of the Prague Steamboat Company founded in 1865. In the picture, the steamboat is going under Charles Bridge, the oldest preserved bridge in Prague. The bridge was got built by Emperor Charles IV in 1357. At the background, the picture shows the neo-baroque palace of Straka´s Academy, built in 1891-1896. Today, it is a residence of the Czech government.
A pusher boat is entering a channel of the lock chamber Smíchov. The structure actually consists of two serial chambers. The first one is 98 meters, the other one 72 meters long. At the background the picture shows Janáček Embankment in Prague with flathouses built in the style Art Nouveau in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The lock chamber Mánes is situated at the southern edge of Slavic Island in the eastern part of Štítkovský Weir. It was built in 1911 – 1922. The chamber is 55 meters long, 11 meters wide and is fitted with floodgates.
A ride on the Vltava river on paddle boats is a kind of popular and romantic experience no visitor of Prague should miss. This boat rental is situated on Slavic Island.