The regional town Melnik lies on a solitary hill in the lowlands of the Labe river about 30 kilometers northward of Prague. This ancient royal town has 20 000 citizens and as the centre of agricultural region is well-known thanks to the viticulture and to the annual vendabe.
The local chateau and the cathedral of St. Petr and St. Pavel are the dominating features in Melnik. They are visible from a great distance.
Visitors often enjoy the view of the junction of Vltava and Labe rivers, of the Rip hill and whole area of the Ceske Stredohori highlands from there. Besides historical monuments Melnik offers plenty of cultural and sport facilities. The national park Kokorinsko is located close- beautiful romantic nature, limestone rocks and a Gothic castle from 14th century.