Devil's Channel
Devil's Channel
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The area
Neighbourhood: Malá Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighbourhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighbourhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
How to get there
  • Lesser • 7 min walk
  • Old Town • 9 min walk

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Annette W
Warwick, UK217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We hadn't down a boat tour so decided to give Devil's Channel a go. Whilst it was nice being on the water, it was a bit of a let down to be honest as I think you could see much more of the channel and the view from the land. Glad we gave it a go though and maybe our expectations of what we were going to see and how far the canal went was the problem rather than the tour itself.
Written 27 May 2024
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Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK33,764 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The Devil's Channel is a great stretch of the Vltava River that was created centuries ago to provide a sourse of water for this part of the city ,the only remaining wooden water wheel is found along this stretch of water ,its very photogenic and if you're in the area its most definitely well worth checking out.
Written 29 March 2024
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Perry G
Blairgowrie, UK383 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
next to John lennons wall. canal with a mill next to it. waterwheel with a statue next to it. worth a photo. can only view it from the bridge.
Written 3 August 2023
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,659 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
There are possibly only one or two really great views for pics on this channel. Both of which are really nice.
The channel is actually fairly long as it was built to supply a constant stream of water for the mills that lined it, but its the end near the Charles Bridge that is of particular interest.
Definitely have a look if your in the area but it will only take about 10 minutes of your time.
Written 30 March 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Devil's Channel is a lovely little canal that was originally created centuries ago to provide a constant source of water for the water mills that once dotted this area ,in fact there's still one water mill still in place ,the views from Charles Bridge of Devil's Channel are really beautiful and make for some great photographic opportunities ,well worth a few minutes of your time if you're in the area.
Written 17 March 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
A nice little canal area to seek out if you're exploring around the Mala Strana District is Devil's Channel.
The canal was created centuries ago to provide a constant source of water for the water mills that once proliferated this area ,my twin brother Stephen and I were heading to The John Lennon Pub we crossed over the pretty little bridge and viewed the Devil's Channel complete with water mill,it's cool ,very photogenic ,loved the carved figure sat over the canal smoking a pipe with a duck on his head ,if you're in the area it's most definitely well worth a few minutes of your time .
Written 2 May 2022
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starlightShanghai
Victoria, Canada4,600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The Devil’s Channel (or, the Devil’s Canal) is one of my favourite places in the Malá Strana neighbourhood of Prague.

This diversion of the Vltava River was created by the Knights Hospitaller during the Middle Ages so as to provide a regulated water flow for the watermills along its course.

It’s construction created an artificial island between the canal and the Vltava River, called Kampa.

The canal flows through Malá Strana throughout its entire course before rejoining the Vltava River.

The watermill that is most accessible and visible is the Grand Priory Mill, which today functions only as a decoration along the canal.

Very easy to access from the Charles Bridge: left side, as if heading towards Prague Castle.

Signs posted in Czech. Look for Čertovka

Such a beautiful area!
Written 24 March 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania34,400 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I entered this canal as part of a boat trip with the Prague Venice company. Nothing extraordinary. A channel with a maximum depth of 1m (according to the guide on the boat). More or less beautiful houses on the banks, ducks, a mill and that's all.
Written 21 September 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,841 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
This is a really qaint place away from the main tourist spot and is near the Lennon wall as well well. Not to be missed.
Written 28 November 2020
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,799 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A lovely little stretch of water that divides Malá Strana from Kampa Island. It is said to have been named in the 19th century after a woman of devilish character. You can take boat trips down it or just view it from Lovers Bridge.
Written 27 December 2019
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