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The List of Internet Sources of Czech Towns and Cities


Part ONE - A to P

  • Benesov , a district town of 15.000 inh., 30 km SE of Prague. A part of the community is the palais of Konopiste, in 1914 in property of the archduke Francis Ferdinand d´Este, the heir of the Austrian Empire who was assasinated in Sarajevo. Regional information are on this server as well.
  • Benesov nad Ploucnici is located in the district of Decin. Basic information on history, culture, turist facilities, plan of the town and map of surrounding. A renaissance chateau is the most important attraction of the town.Another link
  • Besiny is a tiny market town in the Sumava mountains.
  • Bilovec( Wagstadt) , a Silesian town of 10.000 inhabitants near Opava. My birthplace. Its history goes back to the beginning of 14th century.
  • Blansko - a district town in Moravia. A center of the Moravian Carst (abbyss Macocha, caves)
  • Blatna , a town "of roses" in South Bohemia, with an old castle surrounded by a pond, (basic info, guide, surrounding, personalities, history, authorities and turist facilities, pictures, maps, CZ + E) another link is here
  • Blovice, a small town near Pilsen
  • Bludov, in German Blauda, is an old village located in Moravia near the historic town of Sumperk (Maehrisch Schoenberg). The castle of Bludov is the craddle of the important Czech noble family of Zerotin.
  • Bohumin on the Odra river (in German Oderberg), located on the railroad Vienna - Breclav - Prerov - Cracovia, is one of the most important frontier crossing with Poland with 16.000 Polish and Czech inhabitants.
  • Boskovice, with its chateau and the ruins of a medieval castle belongs to the most visited towns in West Moravia.

  • The second largest city (nearly 400.000) in the Czech Republic, the capital of Moravia, a cultural and industrial center of Brno (Bruenn) (E),
    The official WWW pages of the Magistrate of the City (Administration, history, sightseeings, personalities, photogallery, map, hotels, city transport, culture, museums, fairs and exhibitions, CZ + E + G).
    The information server (city, institutions, services, companies, society, culture, entertainment - CZ + E).EUNET - the regional server for Brno (CZ). An interactive map of the city (CZ).
    Actualities, events, regional information on the site of Cultural and Information Center of the City.

  • Bruntal, a district town with 18.000 inhabitants in the Jeseniky Mountains (das Gesenke), under the Praded - Altvater Mount, the highest peak in Moravia.(CZ + E + G)
  • In Moravia, located just on the border to Austria and Slovakia, there is an important district town of Breclav (official pages, actualities, history, surrounding, photogallery - CZ) with 20.000 inhabitants. Additional information referring to the region may be found on this server and also here.(CZ). The Palava calcstone hills. The local newspapers Moravsky Jih
  • Bystrice nad Pernstejnem (CZ - map, history, turist info, services)(district Zdar nad Sazavou) used to be a small town in the Czech-Moravian Highland until the resources of Uranium were found nearby. A wonderful castle of Pernstejn lies some 10 kms to the SE. One more link to Bystrice (CZ), which was an important region of emigration to the USA until the 1920s.
  • Chomutov (Kommotau) could the first bigger town for the visitors from North Germany. A private local e-zine Nastup.
  • Chrastava, Kratzau or Kratzen in German - a small town near Liberec (Reichenberg) in north Bohemia.
  • One of the poorest regions in Bohemia in the last century was the region of Chrudim (Chrudimsky kraj) from where thousands of people emigrated to the USA in the last century. Chrudim was a royal town, with picturesque square, a big cathedral and old houses. Today a living town of 30.000.
  • Caslav (CZ + E) was a royal crown town, a seat of the historical Caslav region (kraj Caslavsky). A famous hussite military leader Jan Zizka was burried here. Many immigrants have their roots in this area.
  • Ceska Lipa (CZ) (Boehmisch Leipa) in North Bohemia, a district town of nearly 40.000 inhabitants.
  • Ceska Trebova or Boehmisch Truebau in German, was a sleepy unimportant place until the main railroad linked C. Trebova with Praha and Brno in 1848. A monthly magazine.
  • Ceske Budejovice or Budweis, is located on the road from Prague to Linz (Austria). The biggest city (100.000) in the South Bohemia. Famous for its lager beer (Budweiser has been still brewed here - and this is the only and true Budweiser all over the world), historical center and picturesque surrounding on the Vltava (Moldau) and the Malse rivers. The other WWW pages (CZ) with info on history, accomodation, catering, culture, sport etc. (CZ). The photographies are on the server of the University (CZ) of C. Budejovice.
  • Cesky Krumlov, or Boehmisch Krumau, an UNESCO listed town of 10.000 inh., on the Vltava river in South Bohemia. A wonderful palais of the princes of Schwarzenberg. Here is one more link and another one with pictures. Before the war 75 % of inhabitants were German-Bohemians. A server of Infocentrum (photogallery, services, accomodation, guides, translators, brochures, maps, tickets, cultural events - CZ + E + G + French)
  • Cesky Tesin (18.000 inhabitants) in Silesia used to be during the Austrian monarchy in fact only a suburb of the town of Tesin. From Poland is divided today by the river Olse.
  • Though a Moravian town, Dacice (history, life, activities, map CZ), after administrative changes in 1960s belongs to the South Bohemian region (district of Jindrichuv Hradec). The neighboring towns are worth seeing as well: Telc, Slavonice and Jemnice.
  • Dalovice is a community near Karlovy Vary ( services, turistics, transport, history - CZ + E + G)
  • Darkov is located in the Czech part of historic Silesia, a part of Karvina,which was originally known as Frystat (Freistadt). Inhabited mostly by the Poles. Iodine spas.
  • On the Elbe river, near Saxonian border, there is a district town (50.000) of Decin, in German Tetschen. Official WWW Pages of the town (town and the region, actualities, map, history, chronicle, statistics, pictures, services, culture, sport, nature, authorities, sightseeing - CZ). There were originally twin cities - Decin on the right bank of the river and Podmokly (Bodenbach) on the opposite one. The local newspapers (Děčínský deník - CZ)
  • Domažlice (Taus) is a district town with an old tradition, located near the Bavarian border.(CZ). A Domazlice Net-zine. (CZ)
  • Duchcov, (CZ) beneath the Krusne hory - Erzgebirge Mountains, suffered a lot by the coal mining activities in the region in the past. The historic town of today´s 8.000 people, is surrounded by the surface mines from three sides. The famous italian writer, adventurer and lover Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt lived here and died in 1796.
  • Frydek-Mistek, a district town of 60.000 inhabitants, located on the northern slopes of the Beskydy Mountains. The river Ostravice formed a boundary between Moravia and Silesia. There was Fridek (Friedeck) on the right side - in Silesia and Mistek on the left bank of the river, which was in Moravia. Both towns were united after 1945.Try also following links: here and here.
  • Albrecht of Wallenstein, a famous army leader during the Thirty - Years War 1618 - 1648 was known as duke of Frydlant (Friedland). The town lies in the northern part of Bohemia and has 10.000 people.
  • Frydlant nad Ostravici is located in Moravia, in the Beskydy Mountains.(CZ)
  • Harrachov is a resort center in the Krkonose (Riesengebirge/Giant Mountains).(CZ + E + G)
  • Hartmanice- in the Boehmerwald/Sumava. A resort center (- plan, history, accomodation, services, culture, sightseeing, CZ)
  • Havlickuv Brod Although this town (20.000) was inhabited by the Czechs solely, its original name was Nemecky Brod (Deutscher Furth - Germanfort). After the WW2 the town adopted the name after Czech poet, writer and revolutionist of 1848, Karel Havlicek Borovsky. There is also another WWW page (CZ + E - map, town, region, history, sightseeings, photographies). Try this link also.
  • Just a stone-throw from Ceske Budejovice, there is Hluboka nad Vltavou, a small town on the Vltava with one of the most visited palais - a Czech Windsor - which was built in the English Neogothic style. Try this official link as well (history, chateau, gallery, zoo, museum, sport, accomodation - CZ + E + G)
  • Hodonin is a district town of 25.000 on the Morava river. The craddle of the first Czechoslovak president Thomas Garrigue Masaryk (1850 - 1937). Hodonin is a center of the folklore region called Moravske Slovacko (Moravian nat. costumes, songs, dances, vine)
  • Hradec Kralove is the third largest city (110.000 inh.) in Bohemia. Old royal town, dedicated to Czech Queens (the name can be translated into English as Queensborough) is known under the German name Koeniggraetz. Yes, this is the place where the most famous battle between the Prussian and Austrian solders in 1866 war was held. Some foreign sources (German mostly) mention this battle as "battle at Sadova" which is a village nearby. An English page can be found here. Official HK Guide with info on history, sightseeings, culture and sport events, services, surrounding, trips (CZ).
  • Hranice na Morave - Maehrisch Weisskirchen - is a historic town in the Moravian Gate. A regional weekly Hranický týden .
  • Humpolec - the town of the cloth - lies in Bohemia in district of Pelhrimov.
  • Ivanovice na Hané in the Hana region of Moravia - town, church, chateau, personalities CZ.
  • Jenec is a small place on the edge of the Prague International Airport.
  • The name of the town of Jesenik (CZ + E + G) is a puzzle for family researchers. The town consists today of two parts: Jesenik-mesto (town) and Jesenik-lazne (spas). The original names for them were Fryvaldov (Freiwaldau) and Graefenberg. The town is located in Silesia, in the Jeseniky Mountains (das Gesenke). Before the WW2 populated by Germans only. It counts today 10.000 people and it is the youngest district town in Czechia. (The district was established - in fact re-established, because it had existed until 1961 - only a year ago.)
  • Jicin (CZ + E), a district town in the north-east Bohemia. The center of so called the Czech Paradise - the Eden of forests, rocks, ponds, ruins of old castles. Jicin has an old square and a palais, that used to be a seat of the Albrecht´s of Wallenstein duchy in 1620 - 1630s. Info on Jicin and the Cesky raj region (Bohemian Paradise - Eden).CZ
  • Jihlava was once Iglau in German. One of the most important medieval towns in Moravia. Today with 60.000 inhabitants. A local newspaper Jihlavské listy
  • Jince, by God forgotten place in middle Bohemia, near the district town of Pribram. The headquarters of military area in the Brdy Highlands. Also a place of a huge emigration in the last century.
  • Jindrichuv Hradec (history, castle and chateau, museum, culture, region, services, pictures - CZ + E)a district town in South Bohemia with medieval town square and castle. A local monthly Jindřichohradecký zpravodaj
  • Kadan (Kaaden) in the Krusne hory (Erzgebirge) is in district of Chomutov. Also inforamtion on a border town of Vejprty.
  • Karlovy Vary or Karlsbad, a town of 55.000 inhabitants. The most famous Czech Spa. The regional information (CZ + E) is here or here (CZ)
  • Karvina, a center of coal mining area in Silesia, near the city of Ostrava. Karvina is an agglomeration of originally independent towns and villages, in total 100.000 inhabitants. The former name of the town was Frystat (Freistadt) and Karvina was only a neighboring village. The area was populated by the Poles, Germans and Czechs, either of them having formed one third.
  • Kasperske Hory in the Sumava (Boehmerwald) region with a castle, established by the emperor Karel IV. Luxembourg.
  • An industrial district townof 65.000 inhabitants, 30 kms NW of Prague - Kladno (basic info, location, map, sport, actualities - CZ + E). Try also this one (CZ + E). A look at the region (CZ + E)
  • Klatovy is a 25.000 district town near the German border in the Sumava - Boehmerwald Mountains. Famous for planting of carnations in the past. The town and region is also described here.
  • Kolin, an old town on the Elbe river, east of Prague (40.000 people)
  • Kostelec nad Labem (interactive map, history, sightseeings, pictures, basic info- CZ + E) on the Elbe river, just 15 kms to the NE of Prague. A sugar factory. A place where a dance Polka was born.
  • Kourim - a small town in middle Bohemia. An open-air-museum.(CZ + E)
  • Krnov, in German Jaegerndorf, a 25.000 towns in Silesia (district Bruntal - Frauental), on the Polish border. Krnov is famous for its church and orchestra organs production.
  • Kromeriz (Kremsier) (info, pictures, architecture, chateau, gallery - CZ + E) in the fertile Hana region of Moravia is the important cultural and historical center of Moravia. A summer chateau of the Archbishops of Olomouc. Pictoresque townsquare, gardens. Place, where in 1848 an Austrian Reichstag was held, who addopted the first Constitution. Regional weekly magazine HIT
  • On the rock above the Elbe river, half way between Hradec Kralove and Pardubice in East Bohemian region, there is an old and proud castle called Kuneticka Hora
  • Kutna Hora (CZ + E) (Kuttenberg) was ranked second after Prague among the Czech towns in mediaval ages. Silver mines and mint spread its glory to the entire Europe. A large town reserve of 15.000 inhabitants. Another WWW pages.(CZ + E). Information on the district are on this server and also here.
  • Letovice is a Moravian town north of Brno.
  • Liberec ( in German Reichenberg) an important town in North Bohemia near the Saxon and Polish border was the main center of the German - Bohemian population.(basic info, map, history, architecture, culture - CZ + E). The population of the agglomeration reaches 150.000 people. The official pages of Liberec offer the overview of services, important addresses, culture events, museum, zoo, botanical garden - CZ). Another server shows the contemporary town and its surrounding (CZ).
  • Litomerice (Leitmeritz) on the right bank of the Elbe river is the district town of 30.000 and the seat of a bishop. On the opposite side of the river there is a former military fortress and during WW2 the concentration camp Terezin (Theresienstadt), where thousands lives of Czech Jews were terminated. The town is located on the southern slopes of the Boehmische Mittelgebirge (Ceske stredohori).The official pages of the town.
  • The synonymum for cultural life in the East Bohemia is the historic town of Litomysl. A birthplace of famous Czech composer Bedrich Smetana. Litomysl was center of the Czech emigration to the USA in 1850 - 1890s. A site dedicated to the chateau of Litomysl.
  • Litvinov of 30.000 inhabitants is the petrochemical center of Bohemia.
  • Louny - a town with an old tradition. The weekly magazine of the district.
  • Marianske Lazne or Marienbad in Egerland is the second spas in Bohemia (CZ + E + G)
  • Melnik (CZ + E + G) on the estuary of the Vltava (Moldau) to the Labe (Elbe) river is famous for its vine and castle belonging to the princes of Lobkovicz. Regional press. Some information on the region.
  • Merin is a market place near Jihlava in the Czech-Moravian Highland.
  • Mikulov, a frontier crossing with Austria. The chateau once belonged to the Liechtensteins.
  • Mimon is located in the Ceske stredohori in district of Ceska Lipa.
  • Mlada Boleslav, a former regional town (kraj boleslavsky) and rapidly developing industrial district. The seat of the Czech car production (SKODA - Volkswagen). A district newspapers. Official pages of the town.
  • Mlada Vozice in a rural cuntry near Tabor.
  • Mnisek u Liberce is a small town in the Jizerske hory (Isergebirge) at the north of the state.
  • Moravsky Krumlov. (CZ + A + E) The castle is the place, where a monumental Slavic epopaea painted by Alfons Mucha is displayed. The local press Moravskokrumlovske noviny
  • Most (Brux) (CZ + E + G) was a historic town that had to give way to coal mining. Only a church was saved. The new Most arose in the 1950 - 1970s. A district city of 80.000 in the Krusne hory (Erzgebirge) mountains. Second link is here.
  • Nachod lies to the NE of Hradec Kralove. A district town and frontier crossing to Poland with a proud palais on the hill above the old town.
  • Napajedla, a tiny town of 7.995 and 5 more (my family), on the Morava river, in fact a suburb of the city of Zlin.
  • Nove Mesto na Morave in a pretty region of Ceskomoravska vrchovina. A page of the hotel HOTEL SKI (CZ + E + G)
  • Novy Jicin (Neutitschein) in the Moravian Gate, where the river Odra (Oder) flows in a valley between the Beskydy and Sudeten mountains was once a capital of the region called Kuehlaendchen or Kravarsko, side by side having been populated by the Germans and Czechs. Today a district town of 30.000.
  • Nyrsko (in German Neuern) is a mountain town in the Sumava (Boehmerwald) near the Bavarian border. For other towns in this region try this.
  • Olomouc,(history, information for visitors, architecture, photographs - CZ + E) the third biggest moravian city with more than 100.000 inhabitants. A historic, cultural, educational and industrial center. A seat of archbishops of Olomouc. There are many links: first, second (vith virtual city tour CZ + E), The public information service of the magistrate is here.(CZ + E + G + FR + IT). Regional press Olomoucky PULS
  • Opava (CZ + E) - Troppau, was the capital of Austrian Silesia, of what remained within the Austrian Empire from the former Czech crown country, that Maria Theresia had to cede to victorius Prussia in 1742.
  • Ostrava , or the steel heart of the Czech Republic. The city of Ostrava is formed by originally independant towns of Moravska Ostrava (Maehrisch Ostrau) and Slezska Ostrava , also called Polska Ostrava (Polnisch Ostrau). All three nationalities lived here together for centuries and a special dialect of German, Polish and Czech languages is still spoken here. Today Ostrava has 400.000 and all the metropolitan area more than 1 million people. Check these links as well : here, here and here . The map of Ostrava. Electronic magazine for citizens and visitors.The WWW pages of the Ostrava region.
  • Pardubice (description, services for visitors, CZ) - a second largest city in East Bohemia, located on the Elbe river. Historic center, chemistry ( SEMTEX production). A district city of 100.000 inhabitants. An unofficial server (map of surrounding, region, geography, history, pictures, sightseeings, population, culture CZ) and an offical one is here (CZ + E) A castle Kuneticka hora nearby.
  • Pisek on the confluence of the Vltava and the Otava rivers in South Behemia. Formerly a center of a region (Pisecky kraj). 20.000 inhabitants. A large ratio of emigration to America from the country. Other two links : 1) anet.cz 2) webhouse.cz
  • Plzen (Official home pages of the city - CZ + E) or Pilsen in German, second biggest city in Bohemia with 180.000 inhabitants. A place that gave name to Pilsner. Pilsen Web Pages covers all West Bohemia.
  • Policka, a small town of 6.000 near Litomysl in East Bohemia. A birthplace of famous Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu. An unofficial site.

  • What to say about Praha ?
    The program of theaters, cinemas, etc.
    The Premonstrate Convent at the Strahov hill.
    The Castle of Hradcany. The official site of Mr. President.(Map, info, history, museums, presentation, institutions - CZ + E)
    The Clockwork of Prague (E). The animation.
    Prague Metrpolis Guide
    A multi-media program Praha CD-ROM (CZ + E).
    Prague Info at SunSite Czech Republic - history, guides, translators, city transport, maps, embassies, police, hospitals, museums, exhibitions, entertainment, accomodation and services (E)
    An interactive map of Prague (CZ + E + G)
    The Everyday´s Prague (food, mode, health, business, services - E)
    The E-zine for the inhabitants of Prague.
    The Prague Information Center (CZ + E + G)
    Web Site Prague- the informative server for the foreign visitors E-

  • Prostejov is a Moravian district town of 50.000 in the fertile Hana region. (CZ + E + G) The regional newspapers Prostejovsky tyden
  • Prelouc - a town on the Labe river.
  • Prerov is a medium large district town in the middle of Moravia with 60.000 inhabitants. Another link to the town of Prerov. Info on the region, regional newspapers (CZ)
  • Pribram, a district town in middle Bohemia, former royal mining town (history, museums, pictures, Antonin Dvorak´s memorial site, maps, addresses -CZ + A + G + IT)
  • This is the first part of links to various homepages of the Czech towns and cities.

    Bellow are some links to various regions of the Czech Republic.

    Database of all Czech towns and communities (district, area, pop., local authorities, etc.) with more links can be obtained here. Public administration on-line has also a database of all 6 350 Czech communities.The WWW page, covering the net of Czech towns and communities. (CZ + E) National Net of Health Towns (CZ)
    The server of the Union of Czech Towns and Communities.

    Postal codes you may find here: PSC
    The sensitive map (worth trying ! but be patient !) of the Czech Republic and Prague.
    Geodézie ČS, a.s. is an important producer of travel maps. On-line map 1:400.000 and 1:100.000 on their server (CZ + E).
    The cultural and natural treasures of Bohemia and Moravia.
    Czech Travel and Hotel Guide (CZ + E + Russian)
    Turism and Sport in the Czech Republic (CZ + E + G)
    SHOCart - the cartographic map publishers from Zlin. On-line sell.
    One more remark: Most of the linked documents are in Czech (CZ). But sometimes already in English (E)or German (G).

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