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, 274 01 Slaný

GPS: 50° 13' 48" N   14° 05' 11" E    Search route
         50.2299347  50.2299347

Tel.: 312 511 111 /

I would like to extend a cordial invitation to you to visit a town nestling at the foot of Slánská hora (mountain). In the early 14th century, King Wenceslas II granted royal town privileges to Slaný. Earlier on there was a market settlement overlooked by the Church of St Gothard. The town derived its name from the salt spring which has its source below Slánská hora. While in the reign of Charles IV Slaný obtained a host of privileges, the Renaissance period has contributed several stately residences to the town, including the Modletický Mansion and Ungelt. Deprived of its royal town status under the Habsburg monarchs, Slaný became a tributary town. The construction of the Piarist College (one of the first secondary schools to be established in the Czech Lands, now home to the Museum of National History and Geography) marked the beginning of the Baroque reconstruction of the town.

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