The oldest names of Ceska Lipa inns are recorded in the sources from 16th century. Smaller inns were usually named only after their owners or renters. As late as in 1835 still many inns had such names. For this reason, in 1852 the municipality ordered the innkeepers to raise inn signs including the inn name that would not be derived from the innkeeper's name in 1852; however, this order was not being fulfilled. Due to the majority of German inhabitants, almost all names of Boehmisch Leipa - Ceska Lipa inns were German. The inns in Ceska Lipa were named especially after: present or former owners or innkeepers, location of the inn, important cities (especially capitals), animals (especially heraldic ones), plants (especially flowers and trees), sky objects, religious symbolism or important personalities. The concluding register records the changes of the names of all inns in the historical centre of the town and in the suburbs.
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