Only 45 km east of the capital city of Prague we find Nymburk, a city situated on the river Elbe, in which we find a number of historical monuments. It is an important railway junction, a city whose center is a city monument zone, and where more than 14,000 people live here.
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Interesting facts Nymburk
History of Nymburk
At the beginning of the Middle Ages, there was a Slavic fortified settlement roughly on the site of today's square, which was probably formed during the 13th century. In 1275 this settlement was promoted by Přemysl Otakar II. to the royal city and at the same time the construction of the church of St. Nicholas (now the Church of St. Giles), a Dominican monastery and double fortifications.
During the Hussite wars, the Dominican monastery was burned down and the city was severely damaged. Its original prosperity was not restored until the end of the Middle Ages, at the end of the 15th century, when the construction of the Renaissance town hall began. During the Thirty Years' War, Nymburk was burned down and later, in 1686, it was caught in a fire.
Nymburk did not experience new construction until the beginning of the Baroque era, however, the new construction was relatively soon destroyed by fire again.
At present, Nymburk is considered a modern center with many monuments. There is a Sports Center, which is sought after by the best athletes from around the world. In Nymburk you will also find the city spa, sauna, swimming pool, ice rink and other facilities. Every year, various cultural events take place here.
What can you see here?
The devastating fire that swept Nymburk unfortunately irreparably damaged a number of historically significant buildings, however, to this day, the unique medieval walls or the mentioned church of St. Jiljí. The Dominican convent was rebuilt after the fire, as were some of the small town streets. In addition, there is also a famous brewery, famous for its writer Bohumil Hrabal.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová