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heading (paragraph): Towns
Louny is known as Ohře-river Pearl or also as A Gate to Bohemian Highlands. The town is situated in a distance of approx. 60 kms from Prague. From here, it is not far to German frontier. Žatec Gate and St. Nicholas Church (a work of Benedict Rejt, Prague architect), surrounded with fortifications, form a town´s dominanta Louny has nearly 20 thousands of inhabitants.
Two years ago, church tower in Lenešice fell down. Nevertheless, local inhabitants did not explain it as a bad sign. And now, it is a couple of days, when a reconstruction will start. The bases are ready. Anyway, it is a merit of Lenešice Embellishing Club, that the church will be renovated. They are doing all possible for a fact, to return the building its original form.
The rake, scythe,flail as well as straw bunch, so, all these subjects the village of Lenešice has in its escutcheon. In past, it was very important agricultural community. At present, the village, situated at Ohře-river, is well known, especially thanks to a church in Romanesque style.
The town of Louny has not so many sightseeings available, making comparison to Domažlice (West Bohemia) or Slavonice (South Bohemia). Nevertheless, who does not know, how Louny looks like, is not expecting any wonder. Maybe, he could imagine some town of standard level, the choice of which could be wide. On the other hand, the person who knows Louny, is pleased to return there again.
Coming road from Prague gives to forsee that Žatec could be quite extraordinary town. Anyway, if somebody who visits Žatec does not take with any extraordinary impression, this town, not distant from German border, has one actual leading position: it is the greatest one of the whole Louny district,as far as the number of inhabitants concerns.
"This is too distant and long, similar to Lovosice!" nearly anybody knows such comparison, mostly those individuals who know this town personally. We do not mention the number of letters of this word (many people have such opinion) but we take in mind real length of the locality. So, Lovosice, "The Garden of Bohemia", is really the town of rather big length.
Who ever have gone along Elbe to Germany certainly noted beautiful landscape along the river banks. Similar attributes belong to the town of Decin. The town is located on the meeting of the Elbe and Ploucnice rivers. On a cliff above the point where the two rivers meet, there is Decin Chateau, local landmark.