Orlík Hydroelectric Plant Information Centre

 Orlík - leteckyWhen can you visit us?

- Groups of 15 or more persons - year round

- Individual tourists - From July to August every Saturday from 11 a. m. and 2 p.m., every Monday from 11 a. m. and Wednesday from 10 a. m. (booking necessary!). Outside the above-specified hours only based on previous booking.

- A regular excursion takes 45 – 60 minutes. Those interested in a detailed tour, e.g. specialised groups, have to make arrangements in advance during booking. We would like to ask the groups interested in a more detailed presentation to make booking in time. Thank you for your understanding.

- Orlík is situated directly on the7 EV7, Vltavská Cycle Route.

Contact for booking:

The excursion to Orlík Power Plant must be booked by phone at 737 506 950 (the number is available every day from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or by e-mail pisecko {zavináč} email {tečka} cz

Admission fee          CZK 60 / adult          CZK 30 / child (from 6 years of age)

Groups: Only based on booking at 737 506 950 or by e-mail pisecko {zavináč} email {tečka} czOrlík - lodní doprava

A boat trip from the castle Orlik to the dam and back

This year you can enjoy the boat trip from Orlík Castle to the dam followed by the tour of the power plant and the dam. You can watch a film on the dam construction and other historical films on the boat during the sail. The price also includes small refreshments and drinks. The tourists will obtain a discount for lunch at Zvíkov Hotel and admission fee to Zvíkov Castle.

The trip is suitable for families, company groups, school trips, individual tourists. The boat trip can also be made with a pram, but you cannot enter the power plant and dam with it.

Price: CZK 450 (includes return and return travel, guide, lunch, entrance fee, lecture, exhibition of 50 years of Orlík Dam, coffee break). Only for a group of 25 or more people.

You will obtain all other important instructions including the time of departure upon booking (always necessary). A different date is possible for groups. The minimum boat capacity is 50 persons, the place of departure can also be changed. In case of school trips the price depends on the number of pupils.

Note:    The space inside the dam is wet and slippery with low temperatures. Suitable footwear and clothes are recommended.

The dam and power plant are the active industrial premises. Be careful. Follow the guide's instructions. In case of indiscipline, the excursion may be terminated immediately and the group exiled from the premises.                     

Access and parking

The power plant is entered via the main entrance which is located in the direction of the access road (turn right before Solenice). The excursion starts there. The group gathers in front of the main blue gate (not to be mistaken for the blue gate used as an entrance to the premises of Povodí Vltavy, s. p.!!!!)

Parking in front of the power plant entrance is not possible. Please leave the car at the car park in Solenice or at a larger car park situated higher next at the dam next to the deck. See the map.

Parking for buses, microbuses: follow the instructions received during booking.

GPS - dam: 49°36'25.909"N, 14°10'49.998"E

GPS - municipality Solenice:49°36'56.839"N, 14°11'46.293"E

See the movie about hydropower plants on the river Vltava