|• Mayor||Eva Burešová|
|• Total||74.95 km2 (28.94 sq mi)|
|Elevation||266 m (873 ft)|
|• Density||69/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Villages of Břehyně, Kruh, Obora, Staré Splavy, Vojetín, Zbyny and Žďár are administrative parts of Doksy.
The German name Hirschberg am See means deer hill by lake. A deer is even seen on the coat of arms of the town.
The town was probably established along with the nearby Bezděz Castle by King Ottokar II of Bohemia in 1264. Because it is questioned whether the founding document really concerns today's Doksy, a deed from 1293 is considered as the first verified mention of Doksy.
In 1367, Charles IV established a lake here, which was the crucial moment for the future development of Doksy. Charles IV also promoted the settlement to a town. The importance of Doksy has increased from 1553, when it became the centre of a separate manor. At the end of the 16th century, its owner Jan fo Vartenberk has built a castle and a manor house here.
Since the 1880s, Doksy is known as recreational area and a spa resort. In 1928, the first big beach was established. In the 1950s, the spa was cancelled, but the tourism of the lake did not stop and further developed.
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
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