Dobřichovice

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Location
49°55'39"N
014°16'37"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Description

Dobřichovice is a town in Prague-West District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 3,700 inhabitants.

Geography

Dobřichovice lies about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south-west of Prague, half way between Prague and Karlštejn Castle. Dobřichovice lies on both banks of the river Berounka. Several hundred temporary inhabitants (mainly from Prague) comes to spend the weekend at cottages scattered by the waterside.

History

The first written mention of Dobřichovice is from 1253. Dobřichovice Castle was built in the 16th century and rebuilt after a fire in 1779.In August 2002 a significant part of Dobřichovice was flooded by the river and more than 200 houses in Dobřichovice were severely damaged up to the ground floor. The flood also destroyed a 30-year-old footbridge which has since been replaced by a new one.Dobřichovice was proclaimed a town by the Czech parliament in 2006.

Climate

2012 saw the nation's highest ever recorded temperature in the town, with the heat registering 40.4 degrees celsius on 20 August.

Transport

The Prague–Beroun–Plzeň railway line is situated on the right bank of the Berounka river and has a stop in Dobřichovice.

Sights

Dobřichovice Castle, which served in the past as a summer residence of the grand master of Knights of the Cross with the Red Star Chapel of Saint Jude the Apostle next to the castle

Notable people

Maurice Pellé (1863–1924), French général de division Ludvík Vaculík (1926–2015), writer Lenka Kotková (born 1973), astronomer

Twin towns — sister cities

Dobřichovice is twinned with: Villieu-Loyes-Mollon, France (since 2002) Manhattan, Kansas, USA (since 2006)
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