Králíky

Published: 17.10.2007
This originally mining town is situated in the area of Kralický Sněžník , approx. 30 kms distant from Šumperk in an altitude of 560 m , with 5000 inhabitants. The town is placed near to the border with Poland, the river Tichá Orlice is flowing through the town.

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The first confirmed notice comes from 14th century. The town of Králíky is registered as a real town since 16th century. The local guilds have got big development and obtained many privileges. The King Rudolf II. gave the town the right of three annual markets. In the surroundings of the town there were mined the iron ore and silver. This fact explains that in the town´s sign you find crossed miners´ hammers and a sword.

The historical city-centre is declared as a town´s protected zone. The local museum is placed in classical building, originally served as a town hall or as districtz court or financial office. The building was built in 1795-1796. You find here the collections dedicated to wood-carving, organ-production or weaving. You find here also a Military Museum. This museum is organising various actions. as presentation of the Czech Army or show with the historical techniques in comparison to the actual one.

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To the Monastery named as the Hill of Mother of Lord you walk along the alley with chapels, it is situated on a hill up near to the town. The groud stone of the church was put on 7th September 1696, of impulse of bishop Tobias John Becker. Next-dooor the church is situated Pilgrim´s House built in 1850. It served as a lodging-house or a hostel for pilgrims in the past. At present, you find here as hotel as restaurant again. 

Text: Miroslava Nováčková

Translation: ing. Jan Jonáš 

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Petr Venzara, č.2, č.3, č.4Lasy



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