Planá nad Lužnicí

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Planá nad Lužnicí
Town
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Planá nad Lužnicí
Flag
Coat of arms of Planá nad Lužnicí
Coat of arms
Planá nad Lužnicí is located in Czech Republic
Planá nad Lužnicí
Planá nad Lužnicí
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°21′N 14°42′E / 49.350°N 14.700°E / 49.350; 14.700Coordinates: 49°21′N 14°42′E / 49.350°N 14.700°E / 49.350; 14.700
CountryCzech Republic
RegionSouth Bohemian
DistrictTábor
MunicipalityPlaná nad Lužnicí
First mentioned1288
Government
 • MayorIng. Jiří Šimánek
Area
 • Total21.42 km2 (8.27 sq mi)
Elevation
395 m (1,296 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total3,960
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
391 11
Websitewww.plananl.cz

Planá nad Lužnicí (German: Plan an der Lainsitz) is a town in the South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. It is situated on the river Lužnice about 6 km south of Tábor and 11 km north of Soběslav. Highway D3 is being built east of the town.

History[edit]

The place was first mentioned in a letter of bishop Tobiáš of Bechyně from 1288–1289, when the town was part of the Prague episcopacy. From the time Oldřich of Ústí came to power until 1547 Planá was a dependency of the newly established Hussite town of Tábor. Then the town was bought by William of Rosenberg, who had a wooden bridge over the Lužnice river built. The estate was inherited by Peter Vok of rosenberg, at the end of the 17th century it was taken over by the Sternbergs and later by the House of Lobkowicz, who had the original gothic church of Saint Wenceslaus rebuilt in 1666. Another reconstruction took place in 1796.

After 1848, Planá became an independent municipality, which developed also thanks to the construction of the railway line (1869) and timber rafting, which ran here until 1946. When the independent Czechoslovakia was formed, there was great cultural and industrial development - Sokol was founded, the cinema, library and new school were built, and several companies were established, like Madeta dairy or Silon, nylon manufacturer.

Sights[edit]

Cross at the church with the rectory at the background
  • St. Wenceslaus church with a sundial
  • Rectory
  • Memorial to those killed in World War II at the primary school
  • Villa where Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, first Czech president, stayed after his return home in April 1920
  • Galerie u Rudolfa (Rudolf Gallery) of the actor Rudolf Hrušínský
  • Strkov castle

Parts[edit]

  • Lhota Samoty
  • Planá nad Lužnicí
  • Strkov

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