The Křivoklát Castle is an attractive tourist destination; it was founded at the beginning of the 12th century by Prince Vladislav, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.Prague - Malá Strana, Vltava River, and Charles Bridge, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.Prague towards the northwest, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.The beauty of the countryside, known as Bohemian Paradise, has enchanted many artists, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.Český Šternberk Castle, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.Koněprusy Caves, the largest cave system in Bohemia, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.Mělník Chateau and tower of the Church of St. Peter and Paul as seen from the historic locks in Hořín, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.
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Central Bohemia in dates

century year event
9. around 880 Rotunda of St. Clement built in Levý Hradec
after 895 Rotunda of St. Peter and Paul founded at the Budeč fortified settlement
10. 965 Abraham Ben Jacob passes through Prague
995 Slavník dynasty murdered in Libice
11. probably 1032 Sázava Monastery founded
12. 1126 Rotunda of St. George on Říp Mountain consecrated
1142 Cistercian Monastery founded in Sedlec, Kutná Hora
13. 1242 Šternberk Castle founded
around 1260 silver mining begins in Kutná Hora
1261 Kolín first mentioned in writing
1275 Nymburk elevated to status of royal town
1279 Mnichovo Hradiště founded
14. 1300 first minting of Prague Groschen
around 1300 issue of the Mining Code in Kutná Hora
1348 Karlštejn constructed started, Charles University founded
1365–1367 Master Theodoricus decorates the Chapel of the Holy Cross at Karlštejn Castle
1381 Krakovec castle founded
1388 work begins on building the Church of St. Barbara in Kutná
15. 1409 Kutná Hora Decree, governing voting at the University of Prague in favour of the Czechs
1419 1st defenestration of Prague and beginning of Hussite Wars
1458 George of Peděbrady elected King of Bohemia
1471 Vladislaus Jagiello elected King of Bohemia in Kutná Hora
1473 Assembly in Kutná Hora proclaims religious peace in the country
16. 1500 the first printer of the Unity of the Brethren established in Mladá Boleslav
1517 peasant uprising in Křivoklátsko
1547 end of the minting of the Prague Groschen
17. 1634 Swedes conquer Nymburk and murder its inhabitants
1659 reconstruction begins of the Marian site of pilgrimage on Svatá Hora Mountain in Příbram
1689 Baroque modifications of the castle in Bělá pod Bezdězem (B. Canevalle)
18. 1723 Jemniště Castle built
1757 Prussian King Frederick II defeated by Maria Theresa’s army in the Battle of Kolín
19. 1801 the first beet sugar factory in Bohemia built in Hořovice
1802 construction of the Kačina empirical chateau
1870 Austrian-Russian treaty signed in Mnichovo Hradiště
1833 railway connecting Mladá Boleslav – Nymburk – Kolín put into operation
1892 a mining disaster kills 319 miners in Březové Hory near Příbram
20. 1905 the Laurin and Klement factory (later Škoda) launches automobile production
1906 source of mineral water discovered for the Poděbradská kyselka water
1942 German Nazis massacre the inhabitants of Lidice
1992 large fire in Vlašim Castle
1992 Prague inscribed onto the UNESCO List
1995 Kutná Hora inscribed onto the UNESCO List