The District of Domazlice

The Domazlice district is situated on the south-western border of the Czech Republic.
Local countryside was densely populated many centuries ago. The remarkable finds of habitations from the Bronze Age are all over the district. In the Bronze Age there was also a centre of Milavce culture. The castle site Tasnovice is the largest and most famous one from Slavic habitations. It lies on the hill where a Roman church of St. Laurence is situated too. Since the end of 9th century there were several mercantile pathways connecting Eastern and Western Europe.
At the end of the 9th century there was a custom station south-west of Domazlice.

All mercantile pathways leading to Eastern Europe from Regensbourg or Norimberg were joined in Horsovsky Tyn and then were leading to Pilsen, Prague and to Poland.

The largest area of the contemporary district is the old habitation which is mentioned in documents from 11th century. The district has an area of 1,140 square km. It has a population of 58,5 thousand.

The frontier with Germany is 80 km long. The district of Domazlice has changed a lot in recent years. After The Velvet Revolution, in November 1989, it became a junction of trade and tourism. Domazlice belongs to the most visited towns in the Czech Republic, more and more people go to regions of Horsovsky Tyn and Kdyne. The visitors can admire an attractive countryside and there is also a possibility of hiking, cycling or running-skiing in winter. The network of hotels and services extends gradually.

The castle in Horsovsky Tyn was declared to be a National Cultural Monument in 1995.

Opening borders and increasing tourism caused the developpement of an enterprise in this region.