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Interesting facts about Písek

  • Písek is a place withe the oldest preserved bridge in the Czech Republic.
  • Písek was probably the first bohemian town where the famous Hussite vats were placed, where the residents gave their valuables.
  • Písek became the first place in the Bohemia to acquire permanent public electric lighting – on June 23, 1887 František Křižík illuminated the town center.
  • The independent Czechoslovak Republic was proclaimed in Písek on 14 October 1918, i.e. 2 weeks ahead from the rest of the country.
  • Písek has a number of poetic names – the South Bohemian Athens, the town of schools and students, the town of pensioners, the Mecca of violinists, the town in the sea of forests…