18. 10. 2013

Kadaň was founded in the 13th century by King Přemysl Otakar II.

The Middle Ages gave rise to the town's most most significant sights, such as the Gothic castle with a part of its Gothic fortifications and a sizeable bastion in front of the Žatecká gate.  The Gothic Town Hall dates back to the 14th-15th centuries; an attached high tower is topped by a rare stone helmet.

The square is decorated by Baroque facades of the older buildings and a Baroque plague column. A unique Late Gothic Franciscan monastery complex is located at the foot of Mount Strážiště; the monastery church houses a significant cycle of wall paintings, probably from the circle of Lucas Cranach the Elder.