Nymburk

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Nymburk
Town
Nymburk, west view.jpg
Flag of Nymburk
Flag
Coat of arms of Nymburk
Coat of arms
Nymburk is located in Czech Republic
Nymburk
Nymburk
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°11′10″N 15°2′30″E / 50.18611°N 15.04167°E / 50.18611; 15.04167Coordinates: 50°11′10″N 15°2′30″E / 50.18611°N 15.04167°E / 50.18611; 15.04167
CountryCzech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
DistrictNymburk
Founded1275
Government
 • MayorTomáš Mach
Area
 • Total20.54 km2 (7.93 sq mi)
Elevation
193 m (633 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total15,063
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
288 02
Websitewww.mesto-nymburk.cz

Nymburk (Czech pronunciation: [ˈnɪmburk]; German: Nimburg, Neuenburg an der Elbe) is a town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, located 45 km (28 mi) east of Prague on the Elbe River.

History[edit]

The town was founded in around 1275 by the Bohemian king Přemysl Otakar II. The king settled here the Dominican Order and invited here among Czech settlers also German and Dutch colonists. The Czech language prevailed in the 15th century after the Hussite Wars. During the reign of Wenceslaus II, the Gothic Church of Sts. Nicholas Church (today St. Giles Church) and Dominican Monastery were constructed. The town was surrounded by burnt-brick walls with about fifty towers and two defensive ditches, fed from the Elbe.

In the 19th century, the city was connected to the railroad and became important railway junction with depot of railway vehicles. The telegraph was introduced in 1850 and the first local telephones were installed in 1900. Because of the increasing prosperity that industrialization has brought, local sugar factory, brewery, hospital, middle school, gym, synagogue and evangelical church then arose in the city.

Bohumil Hrabal grew up in the city, he wrote about Nymburk proses: The Little Town Where Time Stood Still, Cutting It Short, Beautiful Sadness, Harlequin's Millions and Closely Watched Trains.

Architecture[edit]

The dominant feature of the town is the Gothic brick Saint Giles Church. This church, together with the preserved buildings of the Nymburk fortification, is unique example of brick Gothic (originally North German) architecture in the Czech lands. The dominant of the square is a rare Renaissance Town Hall.

Besides city walls, the city is also dominated by the Road Bridge (cultural heritage) from 1913, which connects the city center with a city part Zálabí. Among the important cultural monuments of Nymburk is also Turkish tower, Plague Column, Chapel of st. John of Nepomuk, Bohumil Hrabal Grammar School, Nymburk Synagogue, Visitor center house (Nám. Přemyslovců 165), Water Tower and Old Fisher House.

Industry[edit]

In the southern part of the city is located the brewery Pivovar Nymburk, it was founded in 1895 and ranks among the medium-sized breweries. The brewery produces beer known as Postřižinské.

JDK is a large company that manufactures refrigeration equipment in Nymburk and exports it all over the world. Since 2005, the Chinese company Changhong has been doing here the final assembly of LCD TVs for the whole European market.

Transportation[edit]

Nymburk is the important railway junction and lies at the crossroads of four railway lines. Roads that pass through the city: I/38, II/330 and II/331. Urban transport is provided only by buses.

Sport[edit]

The town is home to Basketball Nymburk, a club that won the last 16 National Basketball Leagues. It plays its home games at the Sportovní Centrum. For some of its highlight games, the club moves to the Královka Arena in Prague.

Starting in 2015,[2] an annual international rink bandy tournament is organised. In 2017, Slovakia and Switzerland participated for the first time,[3] Slovakia finishing in second place and Switzerland fourth and last, among the national teams that is (two Russian club teams also participated).[4] Federation of International Bandy has decided to make the tournament official.[5]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Nymburk is twinned with:[6]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Turnaj v RINK BANDY v Nymburce | Česká Asociace Bandy". czechbandy.cz.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ svenskbandy.se: "Internationellt: Tjeckien mästare på hemmaplan", 13 September 2017 (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 October 2017
  5. ^ "European Rinkbandy Cup in Nymburk, Czech Republic". Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Nymburk. Retrieved 24 August 2019.

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