What are the Greenways?
Czech Greenways is a Czech civic organization founded shortly
after 1989 by a group of Czech and American enthusiasts
exploring ways to preserve the unique cultural and natural
heritage of the Czech lands (see the intro).
Today Czech Greenways works under the auspices of a Czech
environmental foundation – the Environmental Partnership
for Central Europe, with the help of a US civic organization,
Friends of Czech Greenways in New York. Czech Greenways
was established as a sister project of the Hudson River
Greenway, New York.
The Vienna-Prague Greenways are a designated corridor of
100-year-old hiking trails stretching for 250 miles from
Vienna to Prague along the Dyje River in Southern Moravia
and the Vltava River Valley in Southern and Central Bohemia.
It connects beautiful countryside with cultural monuments,
historic towns and villages with restored castles and churches.
Since much of the Czech Greenways stretches along the former
Iron Curtain, where there was limited access and no development
for 45 years, the countryside remains untouched and the
Development of the Prague-Vienna route through the Czech
Greenways is part of a broader purpose: to create a model
for sustainable regional development, conservation of
cultural and natural heritage, and promotion of local
identity (through low-impact, soft tourism activity).
Czech Greenways gives guidance and financial support
to selected non-profit initiatives, projects of renewal
preservation of local heritage and nature conservation
along the Vienna – Prague Greenways.
We at Greenways Travel Club, offer a
wide range of guided and self-guided tours along
which are designed to give you a maximum degree of
freedom, with independent choices of destination
and means of
Your reward is an intense cross-cultural experience,
and a deeper knowledge of the land and its people
provided by other tour operators and the usual
mass tourism. As you
get more aquainted with Central Europe, you will
have the oportunity to talk to local people, and
way of life and hopes for the future, a future
which your personal participation in a Greenways tour
bring about. In doing so, you will help to solidify
these important ties of international friendship
and common heritage.
Údolní 33, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 515 903 111
Friends of Czech Greenways
515 Avenue 1, Suite 1B, Brooklyn, NY 11230-2632,
Phone: 718 58-5468, fax: 718-258-5632