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Students of history and architecture come to discount hotels in Kolin in the Czech Republic because this historic community on the Labe River has managed to preserve almost all of its central medieval core. Kolin is one of many towns in Bohemia founded by German colonists in the 13th century. Its streets are laid out like a chessboard, starting at Karlovo, the cobblestone main square. Everything of interest is within easy reach of this point.
The most significant attraction in Kolin is the Church of St. Bartholomew, which dates back to 1261. The church’s highlight is the choir section, which takes up almost half the building with its seven chapels, intricate tracery, and beautiful ribbed vaulting. For people on pilgrimages to significant Jewish Holocaust sites, budget hotels in Kolin are not far from the section of town that was once the Jewish ghetto. A plaque commemorates the 2200 Jews from Kolin who were deported to the Nazi death camps. Guided tours include a 17th century synagogue. Concerts are held there because of the building’s excellent acoustics. In the town park you can see the Frantisek Bilek statue of Jan Hus, the Czech religious leader and philosopher. In the Regional Museum, visitors can see exhibits that tell the story of a major battle fought on June 18, 1757, between England and France during the Seven Years War. More information on accommodations in Kolin can be found on the listings at wegolo.com.
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