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River ferries on old topographic maps

Medium and large rivers have been a major obstacle to historic trade routes and trails. River ferries were one of the main ways to cross them, so their locations were considered points of strategic importance. Using old topographic
maps of Austrian military mapping from 1763–1768, 1836–1852, 1876–1880, Prussian military maps from 1825 and 1877 and Czechoslovak military maps from 1953–1957, we systematically located ferries throughout the current territory of the Czechia.

A multi-part and audience success story of Czech Television “Vltava in Pictures”

Within the Czech Television Documentary Cycle “Searching for Lost Time” (460 parts), a separate section (the so-called thematic ministry) “Vltava in Pictures” was also presented, which presented the longest river Vltava in the Czech Republic. The set of documentaries has a total of 86 parts (26 hours of broadcasting time) and systematically progresses from the source of the river to its confluence with Elbe in Mělník.