A river, about 435 km (270 mi) long, of the western Czech Republic flowing southeast then north to the Elbe River.
(place) River in the W Czech Republic, flowing into the Elbe: c. 265 mi (426 km)
Vltava Sentence Examples
Some 60% of the entire area of the republic is included in the basin of the Danube, the rest being traversed by the Labe (Elbe) and the Vltava (Moldau), the former passing in particular through regions remarkable for their rich fertility.
Prague, the capital (677,000 inhabitants), is picturesquely situated on the Vltava and justly famous for its architectural beauty.
They were ordered to abandon the archbishop. Three of them consented, but Pomuk, who refused to submit and was already on the point of death, was carried to the bridge of Prague and thrown into the Vltava.
The Austrian chronicler Thomas Ebendorffer of Haselbach, who lived two generations later, first states that it was reported that King Wenceslaus had ordered that the confessor of his queen - an office that John of Pomuk never held - should be thrown into the Vltava because he would not reveal the secret of confession.
But the principal river of Bohemia, from every point of view, is the Moldau (Czech Vltava), not the Elbe.