Roudnice nad Labem is a small town on left bank of the Elbe River with firts mentions from 1167, but the first signs of settlement are from the prehistoric ages. The town probably acquired its name thanks to the spring of red water coming onto the surface in the Prior's garden near the Church of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, originally a minster, is a typical structure of the noble Bohemian Gothic of the first half of the 14th century. The red color of water is caused by the iron ore, in Czech "železná ruda" (ore=ruda), from that Rúdnica and later Roudnice.

Your task is to take a picture with the spring. Be careful, the water is non-potable, so don´t drink it!


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