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Dobriv is a small village in the Brdy region with well preserved folk architecture (timbered houses, barns). The biggest attraction is the water-powered ironworks (listed in UNESCO) with original machinery - hammers, scales...
This relic was first mentioned in records in 1505 and worked uniterruptedly until 1956. In the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) the forge also made cannon-balls and weapons.
Direction - Dobriv is located about 30 km west from Pilsen. From Pilsen take E50 to Prague, exit Rokycany, go to Mirosov and than to Dobriv.
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