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Three Pilsner Trolley-buses and an excited driver, waiting for passengers at the Trolley-bus cemetery station. The passenger is obliged to mark his ticket or serve himself with a valid Pilsen Card upon getting on the vehicle. 

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Bilder in der Nähe von Czech Republic

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A: Chodske square

von Joseph Svejnoha, 6.3 entfernt

Chodske square in Pilsen city with the church of saint John of Nepomuk. The church was built between ...

Chodske square

B: Pilsen - Chodske namesti

von Jakub Toman, 6.4 entfernt

Pilsen - Chodske namesti

C: Czech National Bank

von Владимир Доброхотов, 6.9 entfernt

Czech National Bank

D: Synagogue in Pilsen, Jewish heritage

von Vlastislav Tauterman, 7.1 entfernt

Synagogue in Pilsen, Jewish heritage

Synagogue in Pilsen, Jewish heritage

E: Bridge across the radbuza river At Jesus

von Joseph Svejnoha, 7.1 entfernt

The bridge for pedestrians across the Radbuza river is interesting in fact, that it is possible to ea...

Bridge across the radbuza river At Jesus

F: English embankment

von Vlastislav Tauterman, 7.2 entfernt

English embankment

English embankment

G: Bridge in Pilsen, Americka street

von Vlastislav Tauterman, 7.2 entfernt

Bridge in Pilsen, Americka street

Bridge in Pilsen, Americka street

H: Republic Square in Pilsen - Jini Nez Jini

von Vlastislav Tauterman, 7.2 entfernt

Republic Square in Pilsen

Republic Square in Pilsen - Jini Nez Jini

I: Zoo

von Joseph Svejnoha, 7.3 entfernt

The pavillon of animals from Kirind and Ifat in the Zoo of Pilsen city. The blue lights are stimulati...

Zoo

J: The Republic Square

von Joseph Svejnoha, 7.3 entfernt

The Republic Square in Pilsen with the gothic Saint Bartholomew`s cathedral. Warm summer night, vast ...

The Republic Square

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Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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