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Panoramabillede af Petr Kolčář EXPERT Taget 15:40, 05/06/2011 - Views loading...


Moravka River

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Moravka river is a beautiful countryside in the foothills of the Beskydy.

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Billeder tæt på Czech Republic


A: Hyundai Nošovice

Af Richard Toman, 2.2 km væk "Když přijde na kvalitu aut, myslete na Hyundai."Kang Ho-don | P...

Hyundai Nošovice

B: Obec Dobrá

Af Robert Mročka, 2.9 km væk

Obec Dobrá, za kostelem sv. Jiří. 

Obec Dobrá

C: Baska dam

Af Robert Mročka, 3.3 km væk

Západ slunce nad přehradou Baška

Baska dam

D: Baska water reservoir

Af Petr Kolčář, 3.4 km væk

Famous water reservoir made of former clay pit. Nowadays it serves as a nice place for relaxation. In...

Baska water reservoir

E: Reservoir Baska

Af Petr Kolčář, 3.5 km væk

Reservoir Baska is near the town of Frydek-Mistek. It is a place to relax by the water. For fishermen...

Reservoir Baska

F: Ostrůvek na Bašce

Af Robert Mročka, 3.7 km væk

Pohled z ostrůvku na přehradě Baška.

Ostrůvek na Bašce

G: Staré město - outlook

Af Jakub Volný, 3.9 km væk

Staré město - outlook

H: Zima na Prašivé

Af Robert Mročka, 4.1 km væk

Zima na Prašivé - za Kostelem Sv. Antonína, nad svahem pro paragliding.

Zima na Prašivé

I: Pred Kostelem Sv. Antonina Na Prasive

Af Robert Mročka, 4.1 km væk

Kostel sv.Antonína na Prašivé (704 m.n.m.) byl zbudován v roce 1640 Jiřím, hrabětem z Oppersdorfu.

Pred Kostelem Sv. Antonina Na Prasive

J: Kostel Sv. Antonina na Prasive - interier

Af Robert Mročka, 4.1 km væk

Kostel sv.Antonína na Prašivé (704 m.n.m.) byl zbudován v roce 1640 Jiřím, hrabětem z Oppersdorfu.

Kostel Sv. Antonina na Prasive - interier

Dette panorama blev taget i Czech Republic

Dette er et overblik over Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a cool little landlocked country south of Germany and Poland, with a national addiction to pork and beer. Potatos, cabbage, and dumplings are close behind them, and they also have this great bar food called "utopenec." It means "a drowned man," it's pickled sausage with onions, perfect with some dark wheat bread and beer. The Czech bread is legendary, like a meal all by itself.

Czechoslovakia first became a sovereign state in 1918 when it declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The state of Czechoslovakia lasted until the "Velvet Divorce" of 1993, which created Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

It was occupied by Germany in WWII but escaped major damage, unlike most other European cities. The nation's capital, Prague, retains some of Europe's most beautiful Baroque architecture as well as one of the largest medieval castle complexes still standing. The President of the Czech Republic has his offices in the Prague Castle even today.

There was a coup d'etat in 1948 and Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet rule. For fifty years Czechoslovakia was a Socialist state under the USSR, subject to censorship, forced atheism and even the arrest of jazz musicians!

In 1989, communist police violently squashed a pro-democracy demonstration and pissed everybody off so bad that a revolution erupted over it, finally ending the Communist rule.

The next twenty years saw rapid economic growth and westernization. Today in Prague you can eat at McDonald's or KFC, shop for snowboarding boots and go see a punk rock show.

The Czech Republic took over the presidency of the European Union in January 2009. This instantly created lots of political drama because the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, is a renowned Euroskeptic.

We anxiously await the outcome of "President Klaus vs. the Lisbon Treaty", a world heavywieght fight sceduled for spring 2009.

Text by Steve Smith.

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