Roztoky u Jilemnice

Roztoky u Jilemnice

Roztoky u Jilemnice is a picturesque place in the foothills of the Krkonose that is certainly worth visiting. It will make a mark in your travels and you will be glad to return. The village stretches 6 km along the road from Jilemnice to Stara Paka. What makes it attractive are its sights, cultural events and charming places.

The history of Roztoky dates back to early Christianity when, according to legend, Prklin Castle stood in the southern part of the village. It is remembered in a conciliation cross carved in sandstone. The first written records of the village date back to 1360. The most valuable monument in this old village, and its landmark, is the church of St. Philip and St. James, built in the Czech Baroque style in the mid-18th century.

One of the most visited places in the village is a stone well called Roubenka in a picturesque setting on the border between Roztoky, Studenec and Zdar. Another monument is the statue of the Czech theologian Jan Hus, unveiled by the local association in 1903. The cultural events in the village are organised by the local voluntary firemen, TJ Sokol association, Czech Breeders’ Association and others. An annual exhibition called Krakonos’s Fair (Krakonosova trznice) is one of the largest events in the village.


512 31 Roztoky u Jilemnice
50.5661697N, 15.4998675E
15. 4. 2024
11.8 °C
4.3 m/s

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