River Orlice - Czech republic

spring (source):
This river is created with confluence of Divoká (Wild) and Tichá (Calm) Orlice near to Albrechtice.
flow length:
35 km

Basic information about river

river sections






Water stages

River description:
This river is created with confluence of Divoká Orlice (Wild Orlice)and Tichá Orlice (Calm Orlice) near to Albrechtice. Anyway, in some water-economy sources it is meant as Orlice Divoká. It mouths from left sside into Elbe in Hradec Králové. Its river-basin makes over 2000km². Orlice flows through open valley between meadows and periodic leafy forests.
The river-bed is sandy as clayish, in some places with sandy beaches and overgrown with willow trees. The river is clear and we meet three weirs only, however, the boats are to be carried over. The lower flow was damaged by floodings, when the water inundated parts of Hradec Králové quarters.
Orlice is navigable all year round. The water register in Týniště gets rarely under stage of
60 cm, this is a minimum. At higher water stand, you can unite your navigation along Orlice river with some calm section on Tichá or Divoká Orlice. The navigation is, under sunshine, very pleasant. Willow trees as well as  alder groves make  shadows, the river flows slowly. even without paddling.
We can find a suitable camping place near to Svinary, otherwise, near to river banks, the camping can be found with difficulties.
Food supply:

It is available on Albrechtice, Týniště nad Orlicí, Třebechovice pod Orebem, Svinary and Hradec Králové.
First aid:
It is available in health centres in Týniště nad Orlicí, Třebechovice pod Orebem and Hradec Králové.
Places of interest:
Albrechtice nad Orlicí: church of 19th century.
Týniště nad Orlicí: Neo-classical Town Hall of 19th century, originally Gothic church, rebuilt in Baroque style in 17th century, town´s museum.
Třebechovice pod Orebem: Christmas Cribs.


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