Historical "šíf" in Hluboká nad Vltavou
And what actually is "a šíf"?
Throughout July you will be able to board a historic ship, which is now anchored in the Sport and Recreation Area Hluboká nad Vltavou.
The ship/šíf used to transport bricks, stone, sand or even vegetables and was an important means of transport on the Vltava River. Today you can ride its replica.
The ship sails regularly every 30 minutes at the following dates::
|Friday July 5||15:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday July 6||15:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday July 9||15:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday July 11||15:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday July 13||15:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday July 16||15:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday July 18||15:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday July 23||15:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday July 25||15:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday July 27||15:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday July 30||15:00 - 18:00|
Boarding: areal pier (behind the beach volleyball court)
More about the ship:
The šíf (or cargo ship) was basically a successor to the raft. Goods on the ship were transported from České Budějovice to Prague and then further to Hamburg. After replacing rail and car transport, the ship became a popular attraction for Praguers for navigating the Midsummer Streams. The boat accommodated from 50 to 200 people, depending on the size of the boat. At that time, the ship was not equipped with an engine, so it was dragged by horses back upstream and later by motor tugs. However, most of the ships ended up at the bottom of the river after a failed voyage or were dismantled for the construction of piers.
The last ship sailed in 1943 through the construction of Štěchovice dam.