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Benešov nad Ploučnicí

North Bohemian town with a historic center and a beautiful castle complex

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Benešov nad Ploučnicí
Inserted: 28.11.2021
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com
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The town of Benešov nad Ploučnicí lies between Děčín and Česká Lípa and is surrounded by beautiful nature – Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Bohemian Central Mountains Protected Landscape Area, Labské pískovce Protected Landscape Area and Lužické Mountains Protected Landscape Area.

Square

The center of the city consists of a large square with town houses, a baroque Marian column and a distinctive town hall building.

Square
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Renaissance houses

There are a number of Renaissance burgher houses on the square.

Renaissance houses
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Town hall

The Renaissance town hall was built in the second half of the 17th century

Town hall
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Castle complex

Benešov nad Ploučnicí State Castle is actually a complex of several buildings. This unique example of the Saxon Renaissance consists of the following buildings – Horní zámek, Dolní zámek, Volfův zámek, Morzinovský zámek and Konojedský zámek. So really extraordinary for such a small town. The castle complex can be seen during organized tours.

Castle complex
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Wolf's castle

In 1578, a castle was built for Wolf of Salhausen, after which this castle building in the vicinity of the Lower Castle is named

Wolf's castle
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Chateau park

Behind the complex of castle buildings there is a park with mature trees open to the public.

Chateau park
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Church

The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary was built between 1483 and 1557. It is a late Gothic rectangular three-aisled nave. The oldest part of the church is the tower, which was built in the early 14th century and later repaired and raised.

Church
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