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Sobotka (Sabbath, Sobota, Zobten am Berge - Town Charter in 1221) Sobota in polish language means Saturday. The city was first described in pope's Eugene III (Cistercian) bulla in 1148. The location of the city is on the ancient amber way and and its first role was the trade. In 1353, due to marriage of the Czech princess, it became the Czech Kings territory. From 1745 in Prus Kingdom. Back in its origin territory in 1945. The main attraction of the area is the Sleza Mountain, one of the 28 peaks of Polish Mountain Crown. The name of the region Silesia comes from the name of that mountain. Now it is under reservation as”Gora Sleza landscape and geological reservation park”. With its 718 m.s.l. is the highest peak of the Sudety Foreland. Its specific microclimate allows develop of the large species of Fauna and Flora. In ancient time (bronze) it was the Pagan Solar Cult center. The Christianization of the territory begins in X century. There are many touristic paths as well for the pedestrians and for the cyclists. In the oldest house in center of Sobotka there is a museum of an archeology of Mr. Stanislaw Dunajewski showing the large exposition of what was found nearby Sleza Mountain. It is also necessary to visit the churches of Saint Anna ( XIII/XIV) and Saint Jacob (1738) and Gorka Castle.