Sunday, May 17, 2015

Czech cities

3 czech cities from 3 different regions, Chrudim in the Pardubice Region, Poděbrady in the Central Bohemian Region and Valeč  in the Karlovy Vary region.

Chrudim town was established before 1276 and soon after came to be a dowry town of Bohemian Queens.

Foto: Ivan Rillich
 Poděbrady is a historical spa town. A historic milestone in the life of the town was the year 1905, when it was visited by the German estate owner Prince von Bülow. This well-known water diviner found in the inner courtyard of the castle signs of a strong spring, which was later bored to a depth of 97.6 metres (320 ft). The discovery of carbonic mineral water resulted in the opening of the first spa in 1908. After World War I Poděbrady rapidly changed into a spa town which from 1926 specialized in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, rapidly gaining renown not only in the Czech Republic, but also abroad in countries including Austria, Germany, Russia and the United States. - in: wikipedia

Foto: Ivan Rillich
The first written mention of the Valeč village dates from 1358, when it was confiscated during the war by the Citbor brothers and Benes.
The village was given municipal rights December 1514, upon a request by Vladislav II (Jagiello) . In 1570 Christopher Štampach of Štampach bought Valeč. Václav Štampach of Štampach then built a Renaissance castle, whose appearance today is not known. - in: wikipedia

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