Mnichovo Hradiště

Mnichovo Hradiště
Mnichovo Hradiště
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Mladá Boleslav
Commune Mnichovo Hradiště
Elevation 240 m (787 ft)
Coordinates 50°31′17″N 14°58′25″E / 50.52139°N 14.97361°E / 50.52139; 14.97361
Area 34.32 km2 (13.25 sq mi)
Population 8,536 (2006-07-03)
Density 249 / km2 (645 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1279
Mayor Arnošt Vajzr
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 294 11 - 295 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Mnichovo Hradiště

Mnichovo Hradiště (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmɲɪxovo ˈɦraɟɪʃcɛ]; German: Münchengrätz) is a town in the Central Bohemian Region in the Czech Republic. Its population is 8,500.

The town was first mentioned in 1279 and contains a Renaissance castle which used to belong to the Wallenstein family. The remains of Albrecht von Wallenstein were moved from Jičín to the castle of Mnichovo Hradiště in 1723.

The town is notable as it is where Prussia, Austria and Russia signed the Munchengratz Agreement in September 1833. This established a three-power alliance to "support conservative causes" in Europe and the wider world. To counter the Munchengratz Agreement, Britain, France, Spain and Portugal signed the Quadruple Treaty in April 1834. This established the idea of two opposing power blocs in European politics for the first time. The first major event in which the two sides opposed each other was the Portuguese throne crisis of 1833-39.


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