The town of Rožmitál pod Třemšínem, Třemšín
The picturesque town, which is set in a lovely valley below the wooded Brdy Highland, in a region below the memorable Tremšín (827 MASL), founded in 1230 and famed by the Lev family of Rožmitál, is great for a walk, a longer hike through the Brdy forests or a visit to its historical sites. Starý Rožmitál, the longest-settled area, boasts of a parish Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross with a unique organ from 1750, which was used by the local teacher and church choirmaster Jakub Jan Ryba between 1788 and 1815. His Czech Christmas Mass was probably played there for the first time in 1796. This area filled with Rožmitál history is best visited at Christmas; Ryba's timeless and eternally inspiring work is played there every year on Christmas Eve from 10 p.m.
The town is dominated by a Renaissance palace with a Gothic tower, formerly the property of the famous Levs of Rožmitál, which, however, is closed to the public.
The names of the most famous Rožmitál personalities – Jakub Jan Ryba, Joan of Rožmitál, Jaroslav Lev and Zdeňka Lev of Rožmitál, Karel Daniel Gangloff, Karel Josef Beneš, Ervína Brokešová, Josef Toman, Rudolf Richard Hofmeister, Miloš Nedbala, Bohuslava Rajská, Josef Černý and Václav Hudeček, together with the sound of the Starý Rožmitál organ, serve as the best invitation to Rožmitál pod Třemšínem.