The Vltava Steamboat Hosted The Future of the Riverbanks DebateSeptember 10 2019
On Tuesday, 10 September, the historical Vltava steamboat hosted the representatives of the Prague Riversides, the Office of Public Spaces, and the architect of the riverbank revitalisation, and—together with guests—discussed the future of Prague’s riverbanks.
Prague’s riverbanks have become a phenomenon in recent years, attracting the attention of not just Czechs, but also tourists from all corners of the world. One of the most popular places for meeting up with friends in Prague is Rašín Embankment. The introductory lecture about the history of the riverbanks reminded the audience that the primary purpose of the riverbanks used to be for landing and mooring boats transporting a variety of goods and materials, as well as for securing access to the river for wagons. The change in our lifestyle also brought on changes in the usage of the riverbanks as a cultural centre.
This initiative was also joined by Paroplavba—The Prague Steamboat Company—thanks to which you can enjoy not just freshly grilled delicacies but also a regular musical programme in good weather on the boat, the Primátor Dittrich. Performers included the German children’s choir, Magdeburger Knabenchor.