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Podskalská customs house at Výtoň


Rašínovo nábřeží 412/30, 128 00 Praha-Praha 2, Česká republika

The former customs house at Výtoň

The former customs house at Výtoň, Nos. 412 on today Rašínovo waterfront, next to the original Baroque parish church of St. Cosmas and Damian, the last surviving remnant of the ancient settlement Podskalí.

Exposure Podskalské customs house at Výtoň

Rafting on the Vltava
The first reliable mention of floating rafts on the river Vltava from r. 1316, the last raft had reached the unfinished dam Orlik 12. 9. 1960. Period photographs and documents depict the construction of rafts, their way along the Vltava River in Prague and the peculiar life of rafters - swimmers.

History defunct Podskalí - rafts and boats on the Vltava
Podskalí settlement existed since the late 12th century and its inhabitants gradually gained monopoly on timber trade, which here was připlavováno the Vltava River. The current building has remained at the level of the original buildings and is located near the so-called. Výtoniště. It's mostly wooden, plastered, late Gothic building from the 16th century, decorated in 17th-century sandstone New Town emblem.

The history Podskalí
Occupies the center of the room model Podskalí in the form it was circa. 1870. In the following decade were gradually built bridges, which disrupted the ancient character of the district. The final demise of the old Podskalí occurred approximately between the years of 1905, 1914.

Freight cruise on the Vltava
At the birth of long-distance shipping on the river Vltava stood Habsburg monarchs who supported the canalization of the river. The first ship loaded with Austrian salt arrived in Prague from the Czech Budejovice in the year. 1550. The interesting exhibits are also panorama Vltava between Prague and former Svatojánské currents of the year. 1640th

Prague passenger steamboat
Passenger boat traffic on the Vltava River started in the year. 1841 steamship Bohemia, built according to plans Karlin Englishman JJ Ruston. The history of Prague Steam navigation is captured in detail not only historical documents and photographs, but also models of steamboats Bohemia and Vltava.

daily except Mondays from 10.00 to 18.00
Podskalská customs house at Výtoň will be for winter operations (01.11.2013 - 31.3. 2013) concluded.


Pricing can be found in Annex

Opening hours
Tuesday 10: 00-18: 00
Wednesday 10: 00-18: 00
Thursday 10: 00-18: 00
Friday 10: 00-18: 00
Saturday 10: 00-18: 00
Sunday 10: 00-18: 00

Opening hours

Tuesday 10:00-18:00
Wednesday 10:00-18:00
Thursday 10:00-18:00
Friday 10:00-18:00
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00



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