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Ascent on Říp Hill by Forefather Čech

Visible from afar the mountain towers to a height of 456 m above sea level with a Romanesque rotunda on top. The Říp Hill has a legend about the arrival of Forefather Čech. This has always been one of the main symbols of the Czech nation. The hill's top offers distant views of the Czech Central Mountains and deep forests of Kokorinsko.


Říp Mountain with Romanesque rotunda emerges from the Labe planes 5 km south of Roudnice nad Labem. At the top stands a chapel dedicated to the patron of Přemyslovci, Sv. Jiří and the patron of the Czech Lands Sv. Albert. Inside you can see a statue of Sv. Jiří and the Dragon.

On the top, there are several marked hiking trails. If the needle on your compass will spinning in confusion on the hill, it would be clear evidence that local basalt contains impurity magnetite.

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