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Týn nad Vltavou

tyn_1.jpgThe settlement was founded in the 10th century as a trading place. In the 12th century a castle was build on a hill above Týn. In later times this castle was completely destroyed as a result of multiple attacks.

In the 13th century a wooden bridge was build at the crossing place of the river. It was the first bridge in South Bohemia. Týn became the perfect location for the transit of salt that was transported via the Golden Route from southern countries to the city.

In Týn nad Vltavou there is an active cultural life. The municipal museum with exhibitions of dolls and mineral rocks lies at the market square.

At this square is also the municipal galleria art club. This galleria has made name as one of the best in the Czech Republic thanks to exhibitions of the best Czech artisans.

Thanks to its unique setting, with the both dams Orlická and Hněvkovická in the vicinity, Týn nad Vltavou and its surrroundings is one of the best areas for water sport activities.

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Campgrounds near Týn nad Vltavou

Places of interest

5.8km: Židova strouha

The natural monument is located near the stream with the same name in the Táborská Pahorkatina Upland, about 2 km south of the town of Bechyně.

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14.2km: Ruins of Dobronice castle

The ruin of the Dobronice castle is situated 7 km from Bechyně, above the Lužnice river. Dobronice castle was built in the first half of the 14th century, in 1455 it was owned by Rožmberk family.

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17.4km: Stádlec bridge

The only Czech preserved chain bridge is a national culture monument. The bridge was constructed between 1847 - 1848 by South Bohemian industrialist Vojtěch Lanna. It used to be spanning the Vltava river, today it´s spanning Lužnice river.

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19.2km: Castle Hluboká

The castle of Hluboká nad Vltavou is one of the most famous castles in the Czech Republic. It is build in the Neo-Gothic style after the castle of Windsor in England. The oldest predecessor of the present castle was an Early-Gothic castle, build around the middle of the 13th century. In the middle ages the castle was alternating under royal or under aristocratic management.

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19.2km: Jarník

Jarník hill (609 m) is one of the highest peaks of the Písecké Hory (Písek Mountains). It lies about 3 km east of the town Písek. On the top there is a observation tower. There are nice views of the scenery of the regions of the towns Týn nad Vltavou and Písek. The remains of gold mining can be found on the south-western slope of the hill - the desolate former pit with remains of the adit. The former limepit with the natural rock bridge can be seen on this slope as well.

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