| Twin Towns: Roztoky, Czech Republic
Population ca. 6 000 (administrative centre of 16 000 inhabitants)
Situated on the northern outskirts of Prague, the town lies on the left side of the Vltava river about 8 kilometres from Prague. First mentioned in 1233, Roztoky has a rich history, and is a town where many important artists lived and worked.
Nowadays there is a great development of the town. The new quarters of houses and blocks of flats are being built. At the same time the centre of the town with new shops and services is growing. it is estimated that in the nearest future the number of people living in Roztoky will increase to 10 000.
Levy Hradec is a cradle of Christianity in the Czech Republic. As Cosmo's chronicle states in 982 the second bishop of Prague, Adalbert, was chosen in Levy Hradec. Levy Hradec used to be one of the most important and oldest seats of the Princes (later on of the Kings) of Przemyślidowie line. St Clements's church, whose original foundations lie under the floor of the present day church, was constructed in 884 by prince Borivoj - the earliest historically documented prince of the Czech dynasty of Przemyślidowie, after Christianisation in Great Moravia. Since 1990 the church has been under renovation. The present outlook of the church is from the end of the 17th century, when the church was rebuilt in a Baroque style. A preserved series of Gothic frescoes on the ceiling are from the end of the 14th century and are thought to be some of the most precious in artistic and iconic sense.
since 1999 Klosterneuburg (Austria)
Eshborn (Germany) - the Twinning Agreement still hasn't been signed
The Mayor of Roztoky:
Town website: www.roztoky.cz
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