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CZ: Benátky Nad Jizerou
heading (paragraph): Towns
Benátky nad Jizerou has approx. seven thousands of inhabitants. It is situated in Central Bohemia, not far from Prague. The locality became well-known, especially thanks to stay of Tycho Brahe, famous Danish astronomer or Bedřich Smetana, musical composer. Both personalities lived in local castle, and Benátky nad Jizerou was a good inspiration for their work.
The town of Neratovice is not a target, rich on deep impressions. This locality, distant approx. 20 kilometres from Prague, was not famous in such way that their inhabitants could be proud on something special. We speak about Spolana, gigantic chemical factory, which became, town-dominanta. since the end of 2nd World War.
Sedlčany is a town with rich history, documented just from the end of 10th century. Even James Krčín, one of most famous Bohemian fishermen, let his traces there. After 1580, he administrated the town and founded well known Svět and Rožmberk Ponds in South Bohemia.
Berounka-river is not too interesting for watermen, it is calm flow which could even let asleep a Prince who would like to set free "The Sleeping Beauty". So, you cannot expect a lot of adrenalin experience. On the other hand, the river is very beautiful!
Nymburk is a district town in Central Bohemia, and remains probably for ever in a shade of near Poděbrady Spa. The colonnade or healing springs are missing there but another places of interest which are to be admired, are available in sufficient number, such as, for instance, medioeval fortificatioms of Postřižiny Beer.
Land around Neratovice, a place with not particularly good reputation from ecologists, is surprisingly diverse. It would be foolish to condemn this region just because there is Spolana. Perhaps, our article will change mind of many of those who are still hesitating. We will talk about Liblice today, a town not far from Neratovice and close to the Kokořínsko Protected Area.