Ceska Lipa a district seat and the largest city of the district bearing the same name. Česká Lípa can be reached easily from the north via Dresden, Bautzen, and the border crossing at Seifhennersdorf / Varnsdorf. Together with Liberec, being a higher administrative region, it is a part of Nisa Euroregion. The Ploučnice River flows through the city with its nearby fount in the east side of the district. Ceska Lipa comprises about ten neighborhoods and 14 municipal parts populated by forty thousand permanent residents. The district is a favorite destination of tourists especially from Germany, Holland and other countries as well as domestic travellers. They often like to visit the towns of Doksy and Staré Splavy and the famous and recently renovated castle of Bezdez.
Ceska Lipa is a city in the district of Ceska Lipa in Liberec Region. It is located in the North Bohemia and has Ploučnice River flowing through and the historic core at its north bank. In the area of 24 sq mi the city of Česká Lípa comprises 14 parts with population of 38 181 permanent inhabitants. Its old town has been built by the Water Castle near a ford via the Ploučnice River where a Slavonic colony existed from the 10th century. The ancestry of Ronovci and Jindřich z Lipé in particular contributed to the founding of the city in 1305 to 1319 and the stem of Berkové z Dubé promoted its development. A hundred years later the city was occupited by Hussite army of Jan Roháč z Dubé and affected with devastating fires. Founding a monastery and school Alberf of Valdštejn, and later Kaunitzs, contributed to another boom of the city. After the founding of Czechoslovakia (The Czech Republic today), when a meeting of 25 000 Nazis took place downtown in 1934, the city became a center of nationality unrest.