Listening to the Vltava River or taking photos is much easier for foreigners than pronouncing its local name correctly. You can take a picture of the longest and most beloved river in the Czech Republic from several key viewpoints. Podhorská vyhlídka in Prague 8 – Bohnice, the vista on the high rocky slope, is one.
Seeing Vltava from various angles is a nice way to better get in touch with the development and characters of different districts during the centuries. Podhorská vyhlídka will show you the last kilometers of the Vltava River running through the city in a beautiful meander. The foggy weather might hide the Hradčany castle at the back in the distance.
The touching, well-known homage to the river was realized by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884) in his symphonic poem Vltava. I unconditionally like his musical description for the calming atmosphere of Podhorská vyhlídka.
This spot is a bit far from the city center, but on the other hand it’s pretty easy to get there: just 10 minutes by bus from Metro line C – Station Kobylisy to Sídliště Bohnice – and a short walk. Just a few meters from Podhorská vyhlídka is a softball stadium. The nearby forest, which is mainly visited by families from the surrounding area, is a chance to get away from the noisy center for a while.
Collecting your own photos of Vltava can be useful for making your original puzzle. The river covers 31 kilometers in the capital.