Saturday, January 16, 2010

Louny, Czech Republic

Louny is a town in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. It is the "Pearl on the Ohře River". The town of Louny has a long history, and was first mentioned in the early part of the 12th Century. However, little remains from ancient times. The town was hit by a fire in 1517 which destroyed many of the buildings, leaving little more than a Gothic town gate and the church tower standing. Many of the town's older buildings were torn down in the 19th and 20th Century and as a result most of the architecture is from just after that time period. The main highlight of Louny is the late Gothic style Church of St Nicholas (Kostel sv Mikulase), built in the early 16th Century.

This lovely multiview postcard is sent by Lucie, thank you so much!:))

1 comment:

  1. Oh, your blog is VERY nice...You are precise and write something interesting about the towns.It´s amazing. I like this blog :-) Lucie