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The river Lužnice starts in Austria, it flows in a lowland area for 208 km and it is very popular for recreational canoeing. The name of Lužnice was derived from the Czech word - meadow and found as water flowing through meadows in a written source in 1179.
Be prepared to enjoy this great trip on the Lužnice when you are paddling through meadows with willow bushes and sandy pools and further up the river rapids through a deep wooded valley wedged in the Táborská Highlands.
Especially the upper stream of the Lužnice is one of the river´s most popular attractions during the summer holidays. That part of the riverbed is divided into the Old and New river. The Old river Lužnice runs through a meandering and not navigable river bed, while the New river is man-made canal. The riverbed is slow and calm. Sometimes the Old river bed is closed to secure the dam of a pond when more water is coming. The upper stream of the Lužnice is a protected CHKO area therefore free camping is there prohibited. The Old River is not suitable for families with small children, because of the fact that the river is too rough and it is also a great place for various insect species.
From Tábor the river bed is livened up with a rocky and wooden region.
The most interesting part of the river valley from Tábor to the confluence with the Vltava river to hike is marked by the red sign.
Difficulty levels of the Lužnice
upper stream ZW C -- from Suchdol nad Lužnicí - to Lužnice river watershed option A - Old River:
-- from Lužnice river watershed - to Stará Hlína (It is also known as Old Lužnice - only Lužnice on map) 12km WWI,
--from Stará Hlína - to the Rožmberk pond ZWA, from the Rožmberk pond - to Veselí nad Lužnicí ZWB option B - New River:
-- from Lužnice river watershed - to Veselí nad Lužnicí
middle stream ZW B -- from Veselí nad lužnicí - to Tábor
lower stream ZW A. - WW II.
-- from Tábor - to Příbenice (WW I. - WW II.) / on hydrograph: 100 cm in Bechyně
-- from Příbenice - to Bechyně ( ZW C)
-- from Bechyně - to the mouth into the Vltava river ( ZW B - ZW A)
Comment: Sometimes the Old river bed is closed to secure a dam of pond when more water is coming. This part or the river is not suitable for families with children, the river bed is hard to navigate in meanders. There is no possibility of camping on upper stream for a distance of 22 km.
Most dangerous weir in Czech Republic is Pilař weir with more than 30 victims. List of dangerous weirs:
Lužnice, river kilometer 126,7, name: Tušť,city: Suchdol nad Lužnicí
Lužnice, river kilometer 116,8, name: Pilař, city: Majdalena
Lužnice, river kilometer 108,8, name: Rozvodí, city: Majdalena
Lužnice, river kilometer 90,5, name: Tájek, city: Lužnice
Lužnice, river kilometer 85,4, name: Klec
Lužnice, river kilometer 81,2, name: U Nohavů, city: Vlkov
Lužnice, river kilometer 74,8, name: Veselí, city: Veselí nad Lužnicí
Lužnice, river kilometer 69,3, name: Dráchov
Lužnice, river kilometer 67,2, name: Čejnov, city: Čeraz
Lužnice, river kilometer 45,7, name: Soukeník, city: Planá nad Lužnicí
Lužnice, river kilometer 39, name: Lázně Čelkovice, city: Tábor
Lužnice, river kilometer 7,1, name: Červený mlýn, city: Nuzice