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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Duchcov is a town in the Teplice District in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. It has a population exceeding 9,000 and is located at the foot of the Ore Mountains.

The first documented reference to the town is from 1207, referring to the older name Hrabišín. A brewery was established in 1675. It is also the site of the Castle of Dux.

Castle of Dux

The castle was built in the 13th century as a fort. In the 18th century Giacomo Casanova spent his last years in the castle. In the 19th century it was rebuilt in the classicist style. As of 2008, the Castle of Dux is open to visitors.

Famous resident

  • Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), Italian adventurer, stayed in Dux for 13 years as a librarian and died in the Dux Castle

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