Melnik / Czech Republic
Mělník (Central Bohemia) is located about 30 km north of Prague. The city (about 20,000 inhabitants) is on the right side of the mouth of the river Vltava. Meanwhile the old town is located on a mountain hill, which is cultivated with vineyards on the side of the river Elbe. In the Middle Ages, it served as the royal seat of the Bohemian queens.
The most important monuments are the Gothic basilica of St. Peter and Paul as well as the baroque castle Lobkowitz. In the market square are the town hall and some remarkable town houses. Mělník is the starting point for trips to the neighboring Dauba Switzerland.