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ČGS South Bohemia


Lipnice is the name of a small village, located approximately 11 km far from the town of Třeboň. The village was founded in the 12th century and belonged to the Augustinians Monastery in Třeboň for a long time. The name of the village is derived from an old Czech word “lipná” which means “wet” or “moist”. The basis of the current village was formed by 18 former households. It is a traditional south Bohemian village with a line of households with farmyards protected using the walls on four sides, grouped around a large village green with a few duck ponds. As a result of the fear of fire spreading, the houses were built farther from each other. On the south side of the village, we can find the residues of the old medieval „Cikánská cesta“ (Gipsy Path) which was formerly used to connect the Slavonic settlement in Doudleby with Moravia and Hungary. The path was named after the Asian gipsies who were using it to enter the south of Bohemia from the eastern countries. Iron ore was carried to the ironworks in Chlum, Hamr and František until the 2nd half of the 19th century.

GPS position

N 48° 54.734', E 14° 45.888'



Česká geografická společnost
Mgr. Petra Karvánková, Ph.D.
Katedra geografie PF JU v Českých Budějovicích, Jeronýmova 10, 371 15 České Budějovice
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