Březnice Chateau

This originally Gothic stronghold was converted into a Renaissance Chateau in the 16th century. The masonry of the stronghold has been preserved almost entirely in the body of the chateau. The so-called Lokšany library, the oldest chateau library hall in Bohemia, was established in the chateau tower in 1558. (more…)


The spa town of Poděbrady (13, 600 inhabitants) extends along the right bank of the Elbe River in the picturesque Elbe River lowland 50 km east of Prague. On the favourably located territory of what is now Poděbrady, a major trading settlement was set up in the Early Middle Ages. The oldest known written mention of Poděbrady dates back to the mid 12th century. (more…)