A Walk Through Post-Industrial Holešovice
The Former Harbor
To your right is the old harbour. Have a look at it, and then start walking to your left along the river while I tell you about it. Keep the river on your right hand side.
The harbor was built end of the 19th century - first as a parking site for ships in the winter, then as a full-fledged commercial harbor. In the 1990s, the harbor stopped operating, and in 2005 the railway tracks were removed.
I am glad that despite new construction projects, the developers have left the bollards and - so far - a dockside crane. There is no other place in Prague where you can feel a harbor atmosphere like here. That is particularly important in a landlocked country like the Czech Republic. To me, a harbor symbolizes openness towards other countries, other cultures and other views.
By the way: The historical harbor building next to the pier houses a craft brewery. We will get back to breweries later on.
Keep walking with the river on your right. We're going to return to the street just ahead.