Photogallery: CZ, Melnik - The Royal Dowry City
CZ, Melnik - The Royal Dowry City
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Famous folk song sings about the meeting point of the Elbe and the Vltava and about growing grapes on the slopes of Melnik. Many famous Czech singers such as Karel Gott also sing about it. His song is named Melnicka Polka. This area, however, is very important. As early as the 9th century, a fortified settlement existed here. Later it became a medieval town. A Romanesque castle and a basilica were where today’s chateau is located. There is an ossuary inside its crypt. Tourists are welcomed here. Those who are fond of this place return gladly.
Text and photos: Monika Babická
Mělník: who did not know the name of this town, popular at least according to the name, famous through its wine cultivation and confluence of two most important Bohemian's rivers, i.e. Labe and Vltava?
The core of Melnik is its Peace Square (Namesti miru). There are all important sights around the square just couple of meters one from another. Very friendly staff in the visitor’s center is very resourceful and helpful throughout entire year. The entrance to the city’s underground is also at the center. A corridor below the ground can get you to the widest well in the Czech Republic
At first this small town with about 15 hundred residents seems quite nice. Locals fight heat that emanates from asphalt and pavement on the main square with ice-cream in a candy shop, beer in a pub U Zlateho lva or near town fountain.
As in case of some other castles in the Czech Republic, Kokorin is a landmark any Czech should visit. The castle is surrounded by beauty of the protected area of Kokorin and for dozens of years it attracts visitors to see its compounds.
For a long time we did not have find such a completely ruined city like Liběchov, which is standing on the left bank of the Elbe near Mělnik.
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