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KRÁLÍKY


Location

The town and commune of Králíky are located in Pardubice Region, at the foot of the Jeřáb Mountain at the border with Poland and in proximity of Boboszów near Międzylesie. The Tichá Orlice River flows through the town and it merges with Divoká Orlice near Týniště nad Orlicí. Králíky are surrounded with scenic mountains and pure nature; they are situated in the northern part of so-called Králíky Furrow, 560 m above sea level.

History
In the colonisation peak period of this part of Sudetes, at the end of the 13th century, there were probably some undertakings to settle the Králíky land. Nevertheless, this area did not start to develop clearly until the second half of the 16th century. At that time Králíky was bought by Zdenek of Valdštejn and it were his activities which allowed the craft guilds to develop, whereas the town was granted various guild and commercial privileges. The Králíky land became a military strategic place as well, due to its location on the border strip between Austria and Prussia. Králíky was visited twice by Emperor Joseph II, who evaluated the possibilities of defence against Prussia. A similar situation took place just before the World War II when the Czech government had many fortifications built in the border strip in fear of the growing strength and aggression of the Nazi Germany.

Monuments
– Hora Matky Boží with the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and the Redemptorists monastery
– St. Michael Archangel Church
– Velké náměstí main square with classicist Town Hall of years 1795 – 1796
– Malé náměstí main square with the plague column (connected with the plague outbreak of 1713 – 1714)
– Municipal Museum and tenement houses on the main square
– Evangelical church of 1904
– Králíky fortification area of years 1935 – 38.
As the majority of the communes in Sudetes at both sides of the Polish – Czech border, Králíky offers excellent conditions for playing sports: in winter – various forms of skiing and in summer – hiking and cycling.

 


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