Chlumec nad Cidlinou

Chlumec nad Cidlinou ( German Chlumetz at the Zidlina ) is a city in the Czech district Hradec Kralove and counts 5298 inhabitants.

It is 223 m above sea level. M. 25 km west of Hradec Králové at the confluence of Bystřice in the Zidlina and was first documented in 1235.

The best-known buildings are the Karlova Koruna castle and the Piarist founded in 1699 by Norbert Wenzel Octavian Kinsky Loreta, which today serves as a museum.

Community structure

The city Chlumec nad Cidlinou is divided into the districts of Chlumec nad Cidlinou I Chlumec nad Cidlinou II, III and Chlumec nad Cidlinou Chlumec nad Cidlinou IV as well as in the villages Kladruby ( Klabrub ) Lučice ( Lutschitz ) and Pametnik ( Pamietnik ).


Sons and daughters of the town

  • Franz Ulrich Graf Kinsky (1634-1699), politician
  • Václav Kliment Klicpera (1792-1859), playwright
  • Louis Mink (1866-1938), actor, director and screenwriter
  • Zdeněk Matějček (1922-2004), child psychologist
  • Ivana Loudová ( b. 1941 ), composer
  • Václav Pilař (* 1988), football player

In the city lived and worked

  • Octavian Joseph Graf Kinsky (1813-1896), the owner of the domain Chlumetz bred at the stud Wostrow named after him Kinsky horse