Melnik (Czech Republic)

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Melnik cruise port

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Local Time
18:43 14 Nov 2018

50.35357 N, 14.47388 E

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Melnik is a town in the Central Bohemian Region of Czech Republic. It lies at the confluence of Labe and Vltava rivers, nearly 35 km north of Prague. The city population of Melnik is around 19,200 on an area of 24.97 km2 (9.64 ml2). The city is part of Prague larger urban zone. The area belongs to the most important agricultural regions of Czech Republic. The main agricultural produce are corn, sugar beet, fruits, vegetables, potatoes and wine.

The Melník castle belongs to the most important sights of the town. It is built in Renaissance style. Below it there are large wine cellars. Confiscated by the communists, its been restored to its owners, the princes of Lobkowicz.

The Sain Peter and Saint Paul's Church faces Melník castle. The church was rebuilt 3 times. The church is used for religious functions, but everyone can look inside at the interior. The construction started at the turn of 10th and 11th centuries. Starting in 2007 the public was allowed access to the reconstructed church tower. There's a large ossuary inside the church, which is minor tourist attraction. Between 1915-1919, anthropologist Professor Jindrich Matiegka conducted research here, during which he arranged the remains of 10-15,000 people.

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