Melnik, Czech Republic

Melnik is a town in the Czech Republic, Central Bohemian Region. It lies at the confluence of the Labe and Vltava rivers, approximately 35 km north of Prague. The town was built on top of a small mountain which has a great view over the whole valley and the rivers.

The Mělník castle is one of the most important sights in the town. The castle is built in the Renaissance style and features arcades in the north and south part of the castle and large wine cellars below.

The Mělník square is also an important historical sight. In the middle of the square there is the fountain with group of statues called "Wintage" created by Vincent Makovský. On the square there are many originaly Gothic houses rebuilt in the Baroque style. On the north-eastern part of the square stand the Renaissance city hall and Baroque Kapucín cloister.

Things to See and Do

* Melnik castle
* Wine cellar tours
* Town Square
* St Peter & Paul Cathedral
* Rozhen Monastery

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Czech koruna (CZK)
Language – Czech
Land Area – 24.97 km
Population 19,200 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 420

Port Location – The port of Mělník is situated on the right bank of the Elbe river.

Travel Links – Melnik can be accessed by train from Prague, taking approximately one hour.

Flights are available to and from Prague airport, from where there are airport transfers by taxi, minibus or coach.

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