Chodová Planá

Chodová Planá (German: Kuttenplan) is a market town in the Tachov District in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,900 inhabitants.

Chodová Planá
Main square
Main square
Coat of arms of Chodová Planá
Coat of arms
Chodová Planá is located in Czech Republic
Chodová Planá
Chodová Planá
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°53′39″N 12°43′51″E / 49.89417°N 12.73083°E / 49.89417; 12.73083Coordinates: 49°53′39″N 12°43′51″E / 49.89417°N 12.73083°E / 49.89417; 12.73083
Country Czech Republic
RegionPlzeň
DistrictTachov
First mentioned1316
Government
 • MayorLuboš Hlačík
Area
 • Total55.27 km2 (21.34 sq mi)
Elevation
537 m (1,762 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total1,880
 • Density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
348 13
Websitewww.chodovaplana.cz

HistoryEdit

The first mention of the locality in the documents is from 1316. The village was raised to a town in 1514 and was mentioned in historical sources as the property of the knights Ctibor and Oldřich. The small stronghold from this time was inhabited until 1733.

From the 16th century the counts of Haimhausen had authority in Planá. A catastrophic fire in the 18th century burnt down the ancient church of the city in the year 1733 and was replaced in the years 1748–1754 by the new baroque church along with vicarage. The vicarage was dedicated to John the Baptist. In 1930 the statistic for religious affinity was counted with 1698 catholic and 37 non-Catholics.

In 1734 a small baroque castle was begun, a dipterous storied building with Mansard roof and 1906 another small castle.

The town is well known for the oldest brewery in the west-Bohemian region, which is named Chodovar. The first written reference to the brewery is from 1573, ownership was initially with the Adels family von Schlick. The brewery in 1634 already produced "1920 pailful", some 1173 litres.

The brewery is best known today for its "Original Beer Spa". Guests can soak in a dark lager/mineral water blend in copper tubs. The beer soak spa treatment is said to have medicinal benefits.

After a fire in 1861, the owners of the time left the Count of Berchem-Haimhausen the old stone basement which still today preserves the brewery, which belonged to the Count of Berchem-Haimhausen to the time of the World War II. Today the Czech beer "Chodovar" comes from the brewery, which is now privately owned, in Chodová Planá.

Evidence of earlier brewing activities in the town exist, such as the historic Lager basement from the 14th century, which was hewn from granite and in the past used to brew special Lager beer. There is a small brewery museum in one part of the brewery basement and a restaurant.

PresentEdit

The town has a primary school and a post office as well as the sports club TJ Slavoj Chodová Planá.

SightsEdit

Attractions in Chodová Planá are the small baroque castle and the spacious park with an old tree population.

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Chodová Planá is twinned with:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "Partnerské město". chodovaplana.cz (in Czech). Městys Chodová Planá. Retrieved 2020-08-04.

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