Dubí

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Coordinates: 50°40′44″N 13°47′27″E / 50.67889°N 13.79083°E / 50.67889; 13.79083
Dubí
Town
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Church of Immaculate Conception
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Coat of arms
Name origin: place of oaks / oak forest
Country Czech Republic
Region Ústí nad Labem
District Teplice
Commune Teplice
Elevation 389 m (1,276 ft)
Coordinates 50°40′44″N 13°47′27″E / 50.67889°N 13.79083°E / 50.67889; 13.79083
Area 33.85 km2 (13.07 sq mi)
Population 8,086 (2006-08-28)
Density 239 / km2 (619 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1494
Mayor Petr Pípal (ODS)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 417 01 - 417 32
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Dubí
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.mesto-dubi.cz

Dubí (Czech pronunciation: [ˈdubiː]; German: Eichwald) is a town in the Ústí nad Labem Region, in the Czech Republic, near Teplice in the Ore Mountains, with 7,792 residents. It is an important transit point to Germany on European route E55, and the border crossing Cínovec is located within the town limits. There is a spa with mineral waters and a china factory there. The railroad line (Most -) Dubí - Moldava v Krušných horách, that passes through the town, was declared a national monument in 1998. After the Velvet Revolution, the town received bad publicity due to rampant prostitution, fueled by the close proximity to Germany, location on a main truck route and low purchasing power in the Czech Republic; municipal authorities have been struggling with this issue with some recent successes.[1][2]

History[edit]

Dubí was first mentioned in the period of 1494–1498 as a village of tin miners (in Czech cín, giving the name to nearby Cínovec). Rapid development started in the 19th century. First, a new road to Saxony was built, followed by a spa (1862) and in (1864) A.Tschinkel purchased a mill Buschmühle where he established porcelain factory that in 1871 changed name to "Eichwalder Porzellan und Ofenfabriken Bloch and Co." Furthermore a new railroad (1884) made Dubí a popular holiday spa resort, visited by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Jan Neruda, Václav Talich and others. its land is very rich.

Sights and spa[edit]

The most important sight in Dubí is Saint Maria's Church, which was built on the order of princes Clary-Aldringen between 1898 and 1906 as a copy of the Venice church Santa Maria dell'Orto to serve as their family's church.

The first spas in Dubí were built in 1860 under the management of Anton Tschinkel, the founder of a local china factory. In 1862, his first spa (Diana Spa) was opened. The present-day Theresa Spa (Tereziny lázně) with mineral waters, recommended to patients after brain and spine surgeries, have been operating since 1879.

The scenic railroad line Dubí–Moldava was declared a national monument in 1998.

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Bilefsky, Financial Crisis Tames Demand for World’s Oldest Service, New York Times, December 8, 2008.
  2. ^ Stastna, Kazi. "Taxing the Professionals". Central Europe Review. Retrieved 2009-10-17.