Jindrichuv Hradec. Part 2.



When you see the modern cities of Europe you could easily understand which of them had a castle. Such cities still have a pretty provincial form and an authentic medieval appearance. But the cities, which tried to excel in wealth and glory the other cities, didn’t bring their truly medieval appearance this to our time. Also large industrial enterprises are more likely to be built in such «developed» cities as Plzen.


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Jindrichuv Hradec. Part 1.


In fact, there are a lot of “gradets” in the Czech Republic. But this word just indicates the type of settlement. It is geographical mark and no more. But the theme of my post isn’t about all the «Hradec» of the Czech Republic. It is about Jindrichuv Hradec, which differs among others because of its name like a bottle of Borjomi on shelves of a supermarket. Like many other Czech cities, Jindrichuv Hradec originally was a Slavic settlement, then it became Slavic fortress, which existed from X century. In the XII century the south-eastern Bohemia came into possession of Vitek of Prcice.

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