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Welcome to Sázava river region

Posázaví is a beautiful wilderness with a ragged canyon of the Sázava River, where rapids roar and winding paths twist over the rocky slopes towards log cabins. And the “Posázavský pacific train” has been riding in this unbelievably hilly and rocky terrain for more than a hundred years. Young tramps chose the name for their favourite locale, projecting the landscape of the Wild West into the local nature as they imagined it from their readings of adventure stories by E. T. Seton and Jack London. 
 
15 tunnels were drilled on the railway built on difficult terrain, and the valley was bridged by stone and steel bridges. Hundreds of chalets spread over steep slopes above the river, tramp settlements with Indian totems, breath-taking views into the steep canyon-like valleys – all of this can be seen in a single day when we ride through the 10 km long Posázaví path. The canoe ride through the Sázava rapids from Týnec nad Sázavou is considered to be the most picturesque boating route in the country. And we can continue – in Posázaví we can also find Konopiště, the famous hunting chateau, or the eyewitness to ten centuries of Czech history – the ancient Sázava Cloister.  
 
The unusual landscape in the “Zlatá řeka” (Golden River) area is just 30 kilometres away from the southern end of Prague. It offers every sightseer a piece of history and pure, unspoiled nature. 
 
 
The Žampach Bridge
 
 
The Žampach Bridge, also known as the “Tomcat Viaduct” is the second highest, maybe the highest stone bridge in Central Europe. It’s a railway bridge along the Posázaví rail line.  
 
This granite bridge has seven arches and spans 12.5 meters (41 feet). The highest arch sits 41 meters (135 feet)  above what’s known as the Tomcat Valley and the Studeny stream.
 
The first train crossed over the birdge on May 1st, 1900. Laborers from all across Europe worked on the construction, namely Italians.
 
The bridge has never needed repairs depsite over 30 trains travelling across it daily. 

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