Hotels in Slav and Střelecký Ostrov

Slav and Střelecký Ostrov Details

There are two small islands within reach of the Charles Bridge. One is Slav Island or Slovanský Island. It derives its name from the many Slavic conventions held here since 1848. The other island is Stelecký Ostrov. This is the smaller of the two.Slav Island is really a large sandbar. You can wander it, enjoying the gardens and views of the river. You can even hire a boat and paddle along the river, even under St. Charles Bridge. This island once was home to a spa and dye works. In 1841, the first train demonstration took place on Slav Island. It got up to speeds of 11 km per hour. In the middle of the island is a meeting hall dating from the 19th century. At the far southern end, you can see a 15th century water tower. It was once part of a mill. Notice the onion-shaped dome. On nearby Stelecký Ostrov, you can also rent a paddleboat. Cross it via Legions Bridge. Lay back and enjoy the sand. This chestnut-covered island is Pragues best beach. In the summer, you can also catch an open-air movie showing.

Address: Praha 1, Staré Msto, 110 00, Czech Republic