|• Mayor||Zdeněk Hanzlíček|
|• Total||57.13 km2 (22.06 sq mi)|
|Elevation||350 m (1,150 ft)|
|• Density||48/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Plasy (Czech pronunciation: [ˈplasɪ]; German: Plass) is a town in Plzeň-North District in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,800 inhabitants. It lies on the Střela River, some 20 km (12 mi) to the north of Plzeň, the regional capital.
With its scenic surroundings, the town is an important tourist centre, but has no significant industry.
Villages of Babina, Horní Hradiště, Lomnička, Nebřeziny and Žebnice are administrative parts of Plasy.
The foundation of the city is connected with the foundation of the Cistercian monastery. The Plasy Monastery was founded in 1144 by then Prince Vladislaus II. Mauritius Vogt was educated there and later joined the order. The monastery provided a base for Vogt's travels while he wrote Das jetzlebende Königreich Böhmen (Illustrated Geography and History of Bohemia) which was published in 1712 to great acclaim for its excellent illustrations and maps. A surviving copy of the book is on display at the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague.
- Mauritius Vogt (1669–1730), German geographer, historian, cartographer, and musician
- Klemens von Metternich (1773–1859), Austrian diplomat and politician
- Václav Levý (1820–1870), sculptor
- Viktor Stretti (1878–1957), painter
- Rudolf Jung (1882–1945), German Nazi ideologue
- Jiří Kornatovský (born 1952), painter
Metternich family tomb
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