Rumburk

Rumburk is a town in the Ústí nad Labem Region in the north of the Czech Republic. Rumburk is the town with extended administrative capabilities in the most northern part of the Czech Republic, north-east corner of Děčín district in Šluknov area. The town is located in Šluknov Downs and Mandava rivulet runs through the town. In Rumburk, there are cross borders to Germany – Seifhennersdorf and Neugersdorf.

The oldest document on existence of Rumburk is is brought by a deed of the City Council in Zgorzelec  (Görlitz) issued on 7 July 1298. From time immemorial, a Manx settlement was located in Rumburk. Thanks to its canvas, wool and cotton goods and lathe goods, Rumburk has a good name in the industrial world. Rumburk was famous for production of sheeting and so-called „Rumburk stove“ and other products. For its splendour, Rumburk was called „Little Paris“. In 1918, towards the close of the World War I, the town experienced the uprising of the returnees from Russian captivity. Ten participants were executed and other participants were jailed in Small Fortress in Terezín. In the area of Capuchin monastery there is Loretan Chapel built early in the 18th century; this is the extreme north building of this type in the world.

Following a number of years of depression after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the region is now poised to become an industrial center again. Rumburk receives an economic boost due to the automotive producers in its borders.