South Bohemian Sea

We have had the South Bohemian Sea since the 1950s

With an area of 48.7 km², the Lipno Reservoir is the largest artificial lake and at the same time the largest body of water in the Czech Republic. It was established in the 1950s by damming the Vltava River. The dam is located about 20 km south of Český Krumlov and 8 km west of Vyšší Brod. Due to its size, Lipno was nicknamed the South Bohemian Sea. The history of the dam on Lipno goes much further than the middle of the last century. The first proposals for damming the Vltava on its upper course and building an artificial lake date back to the 1990s.

In 1899, a specific plan was created for the construction of dam reservoirs on the upper Vltava. However, its implementation never took place - the owners of the surrounding lands opposed it. Another project appeared in the 1930s, but its implementation was thwarted by World War II. The study, which is the basis of today's work, was created in 1948.

Stavba byla dokončena v roce 1959.

More about the lake and its surroundings  here

A little on FB about South Bohemia  here