Region

Račice

The town of Račice was established in 1295 by King Vaclav II. Until 1960 it was a part of the town of Štěti and has been a separate legal entity since 1989.

In 1980 sand quarrying commenced in Račice and in 1986 the rowing course was opened for the World Rowing Junior Championships.

Račice is located 158 m above sea level, 8 km north of the town of Roudnice n/L., which is at the 50 km exit of the D8 motorway in the direction Prague–Teplice.

Further information: www.racice.cz

Praha

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic.

Situated on the Vltava River in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural and economic centre of the Czech state for over 1000 years.

 The city proper is home to nearly 1.2 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 1.9 million.

Prague is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is among the most visited cities on the continent.

Since 1992, the historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Over the years Prague has also been referred to as „the mother of cities (Praga mater urbium)“, „the city of a hundred spires“ and „the golden city“.

Further information: http://www.praguewelcome.cz/

Litoměřice

The most important town in the region of Račice. The third oldest Czech royal town, a title bestowed on Litomeřice by the Czech King Přemysl Otakar II in 1262.

Today Litomeřice is a picturesque town with a rich history.

The Old Town is surrounded by fortifications, which preserve the gothic, renaissance and baroque buildings of this strictly protected heritage area.

Litomeřice lies on the confluence of the rivers Elbe and Ohře, sheltered from the North by the Central Bohemian Mountains.

Further information: http://www.litomerice.cz/eng/

Roudnice n/L.

Roudnice n/L. is a town on the left bank of the Elbe River. Roudnice is one of the oldest Czech towns with the first records dating back to the year 1167.

The town occupies an area of 16.67 km2. Roudnice nad Labem has a population of around 13,500.

Close to the town and rising to a height of 456 metres is the hill of Řip with a Romanesque rotunda at the top.

The dominant feature of Roudnice is its baroque chateau and monastery church.

The town is close to the exit at 29 km along the D8 motorway from Prague to Teplice.

Mělník

Mělnik is a town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. This ancient royal town has approx. 20,000 residents and is famous for its vineyards and the annual celebration of the grape harvest.

It lies at the confluence of the Elbe and Vltava rivers close to famous Řip hill, approximately 35 km north of Prague.

Mělnik has a lot of interesting historical places and a wide range of cultural events.

This region is one of the most important agricultural areas of the Czech Republic.