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Tomáš Baťa – by the river and railway

Try something new and set for the footsteps of renowned businessman Tomáš Baťa. Originally a genius system of watering, and later a low-cost shipping of the lignite to the works – these were the reasons why the Baťa canal waterway was built. Nowadays it is only used as a tourist waterway. It is navigable from Otrokovice to Skalice in Slovakia. The nearest place where you can board a ship is Rohatec – Hodonín or Strážnice – Skalica. You can either rent a boat for yourself or make the best of scheduled sailing. The other way how the lignite was shipped was by railway. You can still see the evidence in the village Ratíškovice in the unique Museum in the wagon or you can even take a ride in the treadle trolley.