Neratovice is not big but important industrial centre, situated in distance of approx. 20 kilometres from Prague. The town came to life and spreaded together with chemical industry, which developped mainly after the 2nd World War. Local SPOLANA factory is notoriously known for many years.
When famous Charles Bridge in Prague was constructed, fresh eggs were added to the mortar. The citizens of Velvary brought there cooked eggs, so that the eggs were not broken during transport. Since that time period, the persons from Velvary are known as hard-egg-men, the legend says. Hundreds oy years passed, but something from character of past persons remained till now.
Kralupy nad Vltavou: this town was, before 2nd World War, something else as central point of Czech industry, however, shortly after war, as ruins of prosperous town. On 22nd March 1945, at noon, sharp tone of siren disturbed local inhabitants from their spring meditation.
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 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.
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