Orlík nad Vltavou

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Orlik castle

Orlík nad Vltavou is a village in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. The village was formerly called Staré Sedlo, named after the chateau. In Czech, "nad Vltavou" means "upon the river Vltava" and both the chateau and the village are situated on the left river bank, on the shores of the Orlik reservoir which was created by the building of Orlík Dam. The chateau, Orlík Castle, stand right adjacent to the water and is surrounded by a huge castle park and a game preserve. It belongs to the House of Schwarzenberg, but during the summer months it is open to public on most days. The village can be easily reached via car or bus. It lies close to the crossroads of two main routes, one from south to north (Prague-Písek) and the other from east to west (Březnice-Tábor).

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Coordinates: 49°30′20″N 14°10′02″E / 49.50556°N 14.16722°E / 49.50556; 14.16722