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Mladá Boleslav is a city in the north of the Central Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. The city, known for its Škoda automobile manufacturing, is 54 km northeast of Prague on the left bank of the Jizera (at the confluence of the Klenice, which comes from the northeast.


Mladá Boleslav Castle

The castle, founded in the second half of the 10th century by Prince Boleslav the Pious, formed the core of the city's development. In the 16th century, Mladá Boleslav became a center for the Bohemian Brothers, who founded a bishopric here, but re-Catholicization took place as early as the 17th century. With industrialization, automobile manufacturing also developed (today Škoda Auto as, now part of the VW Group). The city has around 44,500 inhabitants (2019).

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The nearest airport is the Praha-Ruzynĕ Airport (PRG IATA) west of Prague. Driving through Prague by car is not easy until the Prague D0 ring road is completed.

By train[edit]

The city's main train station (hlavní n., just outside to the west) can be reached from Prague (Praha Masarykovo n. train station) by train in around an hour and a quarter (express train towards Tanvald). The city train station is in the northeast of the centre.

By road[edit]

Mladá Boleslav can be reached from Prague via the Dálnice 10 motorway. From exit 44 it is around 3 km to the centre. From the direction of Dresden you can reach the city via the D8, from which you change to Dálnice 10 on the northern outskirts of Prague, alternatively, if you want to avoid the greater Prague area, via exit 18 Nová Ves and continue on state road 16 via Mělník.

Get around[edit]

Map of Mladá Boleslav


  • 1 Zvířetice Castle. Zvířetice Castle (Q1014692) on Wikidata
  • 2 Zásadka Castle. Zásadka Castle (Q10941851) on Wikidata
  • 3 Škoda Auto Museum. Škoda Auto Museum (Q3610511) on Wikidata Škoda Museum on Wikipedia
  • 4 Mnichovo Hradiště. Mnichovo Hradiště Castle (Q369715) on Wikidata cs:Mnichovo_Hradiště_(zámek) on Wikipedia — 10 km north, with the associated Capuchin convent, owned by the Waldstein family until 1945.
  • 5 Benátky nad Jizerou Castle. Benátky nad Jizerou Castle (Q33521733) on Wikidata
  • 6 Stránov castle. Stranov (Q3501132) on Wikidata Stránov on Wikipedia
  • 7 Castle in Mladá Boleslav. Castle in Mladá Boleslav (Q14970110) on Wikidata
  • Mid-16th century town hall and the council chamber on the 1st floor with a vault resting on a column.
  • The Jewish cemetery is also interesting


  • 1 Klamorna. Klamorna (Q12029290) on Wikidata






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