Welcome to Mělník
Mělník sprawls over a rocky promontory surrounded by the flat Central Bohemian plains, with its picturesque old town appealingly sited atop a steep hill overlooking the confluence of the Vltava and Labe (Elbe) rivers. The vines in the small vineyard below the old town are supposedly descendants of the first vines introduced to Bohemia, by Charles IV in the 14th century. They’re now used to make the Mělník Chateau’s own wines.
Plan on taking a chateau tour in the morning, followed by lunch and then a stroll around the other sites – they’re all close together. Don’t miss the terrace on the far side of the chateau, with superb views across the river.