Zbraslav (Czech pronunciation: [ˈzbraslaf]; German: Königsaal; Latin Aula Regia) is a municipal district and cadastral area of Prague. The southernmost district of Prague, it lies on the Vltava River in the national administrative district (správní obvod) of Prague 16.
The former independent municipality of Zbraslav is now one of two cadastral areas in the Prague-Zbraslav Municipal District (Městská část Praha-Zbraslav). The other is Lahovice.
Zbraslav was founded in 1118. In 13th century, the Bohemian king Wenceslas II founded here a cloister of monks of the Cistercian Order. The medieval cloister of Aula regia became the burial place of Bohemian kings.
Zbraslav was also the residence of songwriter Jaromír Vejvoda (1902–1988), best known internationally for "The Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)." Vejvoda's home is now a restaurant called Škoda Lásky with paraphernalia relating to the songwriter.
Area: 9.85 km²
Other important personalities
- Petr Žitavský (1270 – 1339), abbot of the Zbraslav cloister, politician and author of the Zbraslav Chronica, history of Bohemia in 13th and early 14th century.
- Vladislav Vančura, famous novelist.
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- Unofficial Zbraslav page (in Czech)
- Official page of the Prague-Zbraslav Municipal District
- Czech radio story on Jaromír Vejvoda (in Czech)
- Czech municipal census figures (in Czech)
- Zbraslav and history (in Czech)
- Volunteer fire company of Zbraslav (in Czech)