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Teplice (Czech Republic)
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Basic data
State : Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Historical part of the country : Bohemia
Region : Ústecký kraj
District : Teplice
Area : 2,377,4053 ha
Geographic location : 50 ° 39 ′  N , 13 ° 49 ′  E Coordinates: 50 ° 38 ′ 36 "  N , 13 ° 49 ′ 19"  E
Height: 228  m nm
Residents : 49,575 (Jan. 1, 2019)
Postal code : 415 01
License plate : U
Railway connection: Ústí nad Labem – Chomutov
Status: Statutory city
Districts: 7th
Lord Mayor : Jaroslav Kubera (as of 2018)
Address: náměstí Svobody 2
415 95 Teplice
Municipality number: 567442
Website : www.teplice.cz
Location of Teplice in the Teplice district

Listen to Teplice ? / i (German Teplitz ), 1895 to 1918 German Teplitz-Schönau , 1918 to 1945 Teplice-Schönau and Czech Teplice-Šanov , 1945 to 1948 only Teplice-Šanov , is the district town in the northern Bohemian Aussiger region in the Czech Republic . Audio file / audio sample


Geographical location

The city is located in northern Bohemia at the foot of the southern roof of the Ore Mountains , north of the Central Bohemian Mountains in the North Bohemian Basin , about 54 km south of Dresden . To the east rises the Doubravská hora ( Teplice Castle Hill ) (393 m).

City structure

The town of Teplice consists of the districts Hudcov ( Hundorf ), Nová Ves ( Neudörfel ), Prosetice ( Prasseditz ), Řetenice ( Settenz ), Sobědruhy ( Soborten ), Teplice ( Teplitz-Schönau ) and Trnovany ( Turn ). Basic settlement units are Bílá cesta, Doubravice, Doubravka, Gagarinova, Hudcov, Hudcov-sever, Lázně Šanov ( Bad Schönau ), Na Bramši, Na haldách, Na hvězdě, Na Letné, Na stínadlech, Nemocnice, Nová Ves., Nové Pro Prosetice-sever, Pod Doubravkou, Pod hvězdárnou, Pod Novou Vsí, Prosetice, Řetenice, Řetenice-sever, Sobědruhy, Šanov ( Schönau ), Šanov-západ, Teplice-střed, Trnovany, Třešňovka, Učerveného erv erv and , U lesní brány, U nádraží, U tří dubů, U vápenky, U vodojemu, U zámecké zahrady and Za Šanovem.

The municipality is divided into the cadastral districts of Hudcov, Nová Ves u Teplic, Prosetice, Sobědruhy, Teplice, Teplice-Řetenice and Teplice-Trnovany.


Town view around 1870
Postcard from around 1904 from Schlossplatz in Teplitz-Schönau: Plague column, Johanneskirche, Schlosskirche
Schlossplatz with the Johanneskirche (left)
town hall

According to legend in 762 , the sources of Teplitz are said to have been discovered. The town was first mentioned in the 12th century and the baths in the 16th century. It was Queen Judith who founded a Benedictine monastery “ad aquas calidas” (near the warm waters) on the site of today's castle between 1158–1164 and furnished it richly. The Slavic root word for "warmth" can also be found in the place name, both in the Czech and in the German form derived from it. The monastery was destroyed in the Hussite Wars .

The rulership of Teplitz has been exercised by the Counts Kinsky since the 13th century . In 1467 Teplitz received city ​​rights . Around 1630 the town and castle belonged to Wilhelm Kinsky von Wchinitz and Tettau , who was murdered in Eger together with Wallenstein in 1634 . Subsequently, Emperor Ferdinand II confiscated Kinsky's possessions and lent Teplitz in the same year to Field Marshal Count Johann von Aldringen , who fell near Landshut in 1634. The property came to his sister Anna, who was married to Hieronymus Freiherr von Clary. After disputes over inheritance, the new owners were finally confirmed in 1666, with Clary-Aldringen as the family name . Since then, the Clary-Aldringen family has been associated with Teplitz until 1945.

In 1793 about half of the buildings were destroyed in a large city fire. The reconstruction took place in the classical style, which earned the city the nickname Little Paris .

In the Napoleonic Wars in 1813, Teplitz was the headquarters of the three allied monarchs of Austria , Prussia and Russia , who concluded their alliance against Napoleon in Teplitz Castle .

In Teplitz, Austria and Prussia agreed on the Teplitz puncture on August 1, 1819 .

In September 1835 the monarchs of Austria, Russia and Prussia, in autumn 1849 the emperor of Austria, the kings of Prussia and Saxony and on July 25, 1860 the emperor of Austria and the prince regent of Prussia had meetings in Teplitz. In 1862 the thermal baths' 1,100-year jubilee was celebrated and a memorial was unveiled.

A wall breakthrough in the Döllinger coal works near Dux on February 10, 1879, where the thermal water flowed from then on, called the existence of Teplitz as a spa and bathing resort into question. It didn't come to that; Thanks to building measures that were quickly initiated, it was possible to bring the thermal water back to the surface from its old outlets on March 3, 1879.

Around 1888, the two municipal bath springs Urquelle and Frauenbadquelle, 48 ° C, the stone bath spring 34.6 ° C, the Stephans spring 36.75 ° C, the sand bath spring 32.5 ° C and the meadow spring 32.7 ° C existed as healing springs in Teplitz . In addition, there was the Schlangenbad spring with 39 ° C and the Neubad spring with an outlet temperature of 44.75 ° C in Schönau. These sources usually led alkaline - a saline water, with only small solid particles, preferably carbonate of soda , mixed and fed ten bathhouses. The thermal water should primarily help against chronic joint diseases ( rheumatism , gout), paralysis, scrofulous swellings and ulcers, neuralgia, incipient spinal cord disorders, but also with secondary diseases from gunshot wounds and cut wounds and after bone fractures ("Warrior's Bath"). The original source also served as a drinking cure. The number of visitors to Teplitz-Schönau in 1887 amounted to 7,351 spa guests and 19,224 passers-by. The spa garden in the center of the city was used as a meeting place and entertainment venue for the bathing society, in which the new city theater, the drinking halls, the Kursalon and the palatial imperial bath are located; the garden and park of the Princely-Clary Castle; the 264 m high Königshöhe with the shooting house, the Schlackenburg and the monument to King Friedrich Wilhelm III. ; the Belvedere ; the Seumepark with the tomb of Johann Gottfried Seumes ; the Kaiserpark; the Payer and Humboldt plants; the 392 m high Schlossberg with castle ruins; the Turner and Propstauer Park.

The first uniform ranks in all fire departments in the Austrian part of Austria-Hungary have existed since 1892. They were decided here on the 5th fire department day. It was one of the first resolutions of the Standing Austrian Fire Brigade Committee , the predecessor of the Federal Fire Brigade Association.

In 1895 Teplitz was united with the seaside resort of Schönau (Šanov), which was elevated to a town in 1884. The city was given the double name Teplitz-Schönau.

From 1918 the Austrian town of Teplitz-Schönau belonged to Czechoslovakia until the end of the First World War . On December 1, 1930, it had 23,100 German and 5,300 Czech residents. Teplitz was the seat of numerous German-Bohemian and Sudeten German organizations, including the secretariat of the German Social Democratic Workers' Party (DSAP).

With the Munich Agreement , Teplitz-Schönau was added to the German Reich in 1938. On May 17, 1939, the city had 26,281 inhabitants. The largest synagogue in Bohemia stood in Teplice until the Second World War , and it was burned down on March 14, 1939.

Teplice was from 1938 to 1945 the district administration office of the district Teplice in the administrative district of Usti nad Labem in the Reich Sudetenland . On October 1, 1942, the town of Turn and the community of Settenz were incorporated into Teplitz-Schönau. The state school for ceramics and related trades in Teplitz-Schönau existed until 1945.

The majority of the German Bohemian population was expropriated and expelled in 1945 , as was the noble Clary-Aldringen family. In the following period, many migrants from the interior of the country, from Slovakia and "repatriants", members of Czech and Slovak minorities abroad, as well as many Roma moved here. In May 1947, 22,783 inhabitants were registered. In 1948 the town of Teplice-Šanov merged with the towns of Novosedlice , Proboštov , Řetenice, Trnovany, Sobědruhy and Malý Újezd to form the town of Teplice . 1954 the plans for "Velké Teplice" (Groß-Teplitz) were given up and some of the places got their independence back.

The cityscape of old Teplitz was redesigned during the socialist period. Only the Schloss-Platz (with the Holy Cross Church, Dean's Church, Trinity Column, castle and row of houses opposite) has been preserved to some extent. On the former market square (now Platz der Freiheit), many Wilhelminian-style houses were demolished to make room for a shopping center and the Telekom building. Since the 1990s there has been a large empty building in the city center that was part of the former Hotel Thermia.

Population development

Population development until 1945
year Residents Remarks
1830 02,091 in 310 houses
1852 approx. 2,800
1869 11,850
1880 17,050
1890 20,575
1900 24,420 with Schönau, German residents
1910 26,777 with Schönau
1921 28,892 with Schönau
1930 30,799 thereof 23,127 Germans, 5,332 Czechs and 1,736 foreigners
1939 25,996 2,833 Protestants, 21,277 Catholics, 130 other Christians and 264 Jews
Population since the end of the Second World War
year 1950 2 1961 3 1970 4 1980 5 1991 4 2001 5 2011 5
Residents 35,466 42,825 50,658 53,964 53.004 51,060 49,640
2 Teplice with Šanov and Trnovany
3 Teplice with Šanov, Trnovany, Nová Ves and Prosetice
4th Teplice with Šanov, Trnovany, Nová Ves, Prosetice and Řetenice
5 Teplice with Šanov, Trnovany, Nová Ves, Prosetice, Řetenice, Hudcov and Sobědruhy

Culture and sights


Movie theater

The Květen cinema in the Kulturhaus on Friedensplatz and the Premiere Cinemas on Freiheitsplatz project films with 3D technology.


See also: List of listed buildings in Teplice
See also: List of buildings in Teplice

Plague column in front of the deanery church of John the Baptist (left) and castle church (right)
  • Castle Church "To the Holy Cross" (Zámecký kostel "Povýšení sv. Kříže"): The church dates from 1586 and received its current romantic shape during renovations from 1798 to 1806. Since 1950, the church has been used by supporters of the Czech Orthodox Church Countries and Slovakia used.
  • Deanery Church of John the Baptist (Děkanský kostel sv. Jana Křtitele): The exact time of the construction of the church on the Palace Square is unknown. The tower dates from 1594. The church received its current baroque appearance during a renovation between 1700 and 1703. The furnishings include paintings by Peter Johann Brandl and Wenzel Lorenz Reiner . The church also houses the gravesites of the Wchynsky, Aldringen and Clary-Aldringen families .
  • Church of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary ( Kostel svaté Alžběty Uherské ): neo-Gothic hall church
  • Trinity or Plague Column : The column on the Schlossplatz is by Matthias Bernhard Braun .
  • Erzgebirge Theater: The building built between 1921 and 1924 based on a design by the Dresden architect Rudolf Bitzan and with the assistance of the stage technician Adolf Linnebach was the second largest theater in Czechoslovakia after Prague. Its elegant interior shows stylistic influences from Expressionism and Art Deco .
  • Kolostuj Tower (Kolostujovy věžičky) - former Renaissance summer palace, built by Radslav Vchynský (1600).
  • Beuron chapel (Beuronská kaple) of the Teplice grammar school, designed by the Beuron Art School (1888–1889).
  • The monument to Mozart was removed from Schlossplatz after 1945 and given a different location.
  • Doubravská hora : On the Teplice Castle Hill, east of the town, there is a Gothic castle ruin with fortifications.
  • The house "Zur Harfe", bathing place no. 75: Ludwig van Beethoven lived here from August 4th to September 18th, 1811 . The house contains a memorial plaque and inside a very original restaurant with numerous pictures of Beethoven autographs and portraits of the composer.

Former buildings

The city fortifications were torn down in 1810.
Medieval city gates in Teplitz:

  • Bath gate (Lázeňská brána), demolished after a fire in 1793
  • Castle Gate or Bilin Gate (Zámecká / Bílinská brána), demolished in 1810
  • Forest Gate (Lesní brána), demolished in 1846
  • Graupner or Dresdner Tor (Krupská / Drážďanská brána), demolished in 1826


Regular events

  • Annual opening of the course season at the end of May.
  • Bohemian-Saxon Music Festival

Economy and Infrastructure

Original source "Pravřídlo"

In the middle of the 19th century, hard lignite mining began on a large scale in the area around Teplice . The city had developed into an important industrial and trading center, benefiting from the rich brown coal deposits in the area. Textile, metal, porcelain, glass, food and chemical industries settled here. Since the end of the 20th century, Teplice has been a place that mainly produces glass and ceramics.

In the district Řetenice is a flat glass plant of AGC .

An important branch of the economy is the spa industry , to which the thermal springs discovered in the local area contribute significantly.

Spa houses

It primarily treats diseases of the cardiovascular system, problems related to cancer, metabolic disorders, musculoskeletal disorders and nervous diseases. Public spas are

  • the Imperial Bath (Císařské lázně)
  • the spa house Beethoven (Lázeňský dům Beethoven) with the park bath (Sadové lázně)
  • the stone bath (Kamenné lázně)
  • the New Bath (Nové lázně)
  • the snake bath (Hadí lázně)
  • the military bath (Vojenské lázně)
  • the Theresienbad (Tereziny lázně) in Dubí (Eichwald)


The city lies on the important main line from Ústí nad Labem via Chomutov to Cheb , branch lines lead to Děčín ( Tetschen ) and to Lovosice ( Lobositz ).

As in other cities in the Czech Republic, the transport companies gave up the old meter-gauge tram in favor of the Teplice trolleybus in the 1960s .

From the nearby Bohosudov ( Mariaschein ) a chair lift leads to the summit of Komáří hůrka ( Mosquito Mountain ) on the Ore Mountains ridge .

The 398 intercity bus connects Teplice with the nearby town of Altenberg on the German side.


With FK Teplice the city is represented in the highest Czech football league . Its stadium is one of the largest in the Czech Republic.

The city is also home to the futsal club FC Balticflora Teplice .


sons and daughters of the town

Sorted by year of birth

People related to the city


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Web links

Commons : Teplice  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

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