Of the works that Charles constructed for the beautifying of his capital, several are reflected in the waters of Vltava.
Charles therefore decided on building a new city on the right bank of the Vltava.
Another fine broad road leading to Prague is the Elbe, into which flows the Vltava, some thirty miles north of the capital.
Unable to arrive there directly, they crossed the Vltava to the Mal Strana, that was then under the rule of the old town.
It is not the view which you will find on the postcards illustrating this particular spot and calling it "Venice on the Vltava."
It was probably a sunny day, and many people of Prague were disporting themselves in the Vltava, as they do to-day.
The Šarka brook trips along gaily towards the Vltava under overhanging rocks, by wooded slopes and fresh meadows.
They attempted to cross the Vltava by a ford near the present suburb of Smichov, and many perished in the river.
Talks at some length of the river of Prague, the Vltava, and gives some of its reflections.
Steamers of all sizes, painted in the national colours of Bohemia, white and red, ply up and down the Vltava.