Northbohemian Litoměřice is located at the confluence of the Ohře and Elbe rivers at the borders of the Bohemian Central Mountains and the Elbe Lowlands. The picturesque location, rich history and many monuments rank Litoměřice among the most beautiful cities in our republic.

Information for visitors

Adress: Velká Dominikánská, Litoměřice
GPS: 50.53384640, 14.13159110
Litoměřice map

Interesting facts Litoměřice

History of the town

Already at the beginning of our era, the area around today's Litoměřice was inhabited by the Celts, which was certainly caused by the area itself near the two rivers, which was already extremely fertile at that time. Near the Slavic fortified settlement, later in the 10th century, Boleslav I founded a new fortified settlement, which in later years was one of the most important towns in the Czech lands. During the 11th century, Dominicans, minorities and red star cruisers settled here.

The Middle Ages meant the development of trade and crafts for the city, and viticulture developed significantly here. In the Middle Ages, Litoměřice also received a gift from Charles IV. vrch Radobýl especially for the purpose of establishing vineyards and vineyards.

Unlike other towns, Litoměřice was not so affected by the Hussite wars. On the contrary, an important wooden bridge over the river Elbe was built here and stronger walls, a number of stone houses and a town hall were built.

Litoměřice did not begin to get rid of the old walls until the beginning of the 19th century. The brewing and food industries flourished here, and culture in general was improving.

The twentieth century was naturally marked by waves of tragedy in the form of bombing, expulsion of the Germans, subsequent nationalization and panel construction. Nevertheless, Litoměřice has retained its charm and today is one of the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic.

Monuments and interesting places

The center of the historic center of Litoměřice is Mírové náměstí with valuable houses. In its corner we find the baroque church of All Saints, of other church buildings worth seeing is the church of St. Wenceslas or the Cathedral of St. Štěpán.

In the vicinity of Litoměřice there are a number of natural attractions, of which the biggest attraction is Milešovka, Boreč or Lovoš.

The ruins of the castles Košťálov, Kostomlaty pod Milešovkou and Házmburk also promise a pleasant trip.

Author: Andrea Štyndlová