The Vyšehrad Stemboat is one of the last two remaining steamboats in Prague, the other one is the Vltava Steamboat which is only a year younger.
The Vyšehrad was built as part of large modernization of the Prague Steamboat Company´s fleet in 1937 - 1938. The original name of the boat was "Antonín Švehla", who was a politician in the First Republic, later the steambaot was several times renamed and ended up with the name Vyšehrad.
Originally it was running between Prague and the Vrané Dam, the river cruises were very popular, on average there were 150 passangers on the deck. In the 1960s the Vyšehrad was completely reconstructed and the steamer converted from solid to liquid fuel.
These days it is one of the most popular boats cruising the Vltava river, it is being used particularly for sightseeing cruises or all kinds of events such as dinner cruises or company parties. The steamboat is big enough for 300 passangers, 199 of them can fit inside and the rest on the large deck.