Vltava river

The longest Czech river starts as a very cold stream on the Eastern slope of the mountain Černá hora (1,316 m above sea level) at an altitude of 1,172 m and is also called Černý potok (Dark stream). The first 5 kilometers flows through the clean and beautiful Šumava forests without a touch of civilization. After the confluence with the Kvildský potok in Kvilda, it continues down through the valley towards Borová Lada and further down through many outstanging places in the Southern Bohemia to Prague and to Mělník, where it finishes its path flowing into the Elbe River.

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