The City of Usti nad Labem lies in the beautiful landscape of the Elbe Valley in the north of the Czech Republic. It is just under 90 km from the Capital City of Prague and only 75 km from Dresden in Germany. It has about 93,000 inhabitants, which makes it the eighth largest city in the Czech Republic, and it is the capital of the Usti Region. In the past, the city was predominantly an industrial centre, but it is now also a significant cultural, sports and business centre.
The city lies at the boundary of 4 geographical formations: the Bohemian Massif, the Ore Mountains, the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and the Most Basin. Usti nad Labem and its environs can therefore boast attractive environs, a large number of cultural and historical monuments and at the same time it has very good conditions for cultural and sports events and leisure activities.
A little history:
The first written mention of the city dates from 1056. Usti nad Labem was mentioned as a royal town during the reign of King Wenceslas I prior to 1249. It is therefore one of the oldest of the approximately forty royal cities in Bohemia. The city enjoyed its greatest period of expansion in the 2nd half of the 19th century, when it became one of the most significant industrial and commercial centres in Bohemia thanks to the rapid development of industry and transport.
The TOP monuments in Usti nad Labem:
The biggest north Bohemian city can boast a number of enviable superlatives. The BEST of Usti project – superlatives from Usti nad Labem – is based on the results of historical research which the historians at the Museum of the City of Usti nad Labem undertook in 2006-2007. They discovered a number of surprising superlatives, which have been unjustly forgotten over the years and even corrected some entries in renowned encyclopaedias.
For more information about the Usti Region where this place is located click here.