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|ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA||CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Jihočeský kraj||South Bohemia (České Budějovice) region|
Volyně (Wohlau) is located in the northern foothills of the Šumava (Böhmerwald) mountains. Its origins go back to a stronghold near a ford on the Volyňka (Volinka) river. The village was first mentioned in 1271, but obtained the status of a town already in 1299.
The Czech architect Josef Niklas (1817–1877) was born in Volyně. One of his works is the town hall of Netolice.
[The German name of Volyně, Wohlau, is also the German name of Wołów in Lower Silesia, Poland]