As for the legend, the only true fact is that Charles IV was the founder of the town. Actually we do not know the right date of the foundation of the town. In bygone days the municipal councillors often disputed about the right date. We know, that Charles IV gave the town the city rights and raised it to a royal town. The town began to develop soon. The town history itself is a history of disasters, which alternated with periods of development. Due to almost repeated fires and floods, for example in 1890, which amost destroyed the whole town, only minimum sightseeings remained from the time of the foundation of the town in its centre nowadays. At present 55 0000 inhabitants live in the city.