Benátky nad Jizerou
Benátky nad Jizerou
Jan Hus Square
|• Mayor||Karel Bendl (ODS)|
|• Total||35.46 km2 (13.69 sq mi)|
|Elevation||225 m (738 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
294 71, 294 72
Benátky nad Jizerou (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbɛnaːtkɪ ˈnad jɪzɛrou]; German: Benatek) is a town on the Jizera River in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, between Stará Boleslav and Mladá Boleslav. It has about 7,500 inhabitants.
The town was the site of a castle and observatory built by astronomer Tycho Brahe. Johann von Klenau, the Habsburg general, was born at the castle in 1758. His old Bohemian family owned the castle at the time. Later it was owned by the counts Thun und Hohenstein.
The Benda brothers were born here. They were to later find fame as composers and performers in Germany where many of their descendants also became successful musicians.
- Franz Benda (1709–1786), violinist and composer
- Johann Georg Benda (1713–1752), violinist and composer
- Georg Benda (1722–1795), violinist and composer
- Joseph Benda (1724–1804), violinist and composer
Twin towns – sister cities
- "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
- (in German) Friedrich Bernau. Studien und Materialien zur Specialgeschichte und Heimatskunde des deutschen Sprachgebiets in Böhmen und Mähren. Prague: J.G. Calve, 1903, pp. 7–8, 151–165, 601. Other sources date the Klenau family to the early twelfth century. See (in German) Norbert (or Enoch) Heermann, Johann Matthäus Klimesch, and Václav Březan. Norbert Heermann's Rosenberg'sche chronik. Prag, Köngl. Böhmische gesellschaft der wissenschaften, 1897, p. 102.
- "Partnerská města". benatky.cz (in Czech). Město Benátky nad Jizerou. Retrieved 2020-08-06.
- Media related to Benátky nad Jizerou at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Czech)
- Town castle (in German)
- Benátky nad Jizerou - virtual show
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