It lies on the right bank of the Wottawa, which is here crossed by an interesting stone bridge of great antiquity.
The name of Pisek, which is the Czech for sand, is said to be derived from the gold-washing formerly carried on in the bed of the Wottawa (1571-1621).
The Moldau receives on the right the Luzniza and the Sazawa and on the left the Wottawa and the Beraun.
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