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Bronze Statue

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This bronze statue is located near the silver museum.

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A: Czech Museum of Silver

by Markus Matern, 20 meters away

In the old castle (Hrádek) is nowadays the silver museum of Kutná Hora. It has an impressive tour thr...

Czech Museum of Silver

B: Kutna Hora Jacobs Church

by Willy Kaemena, 110 meters away

Wikipedia: "Kutná Hora (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkutnaː ˈɦora]; medieval Czech: Hory Kutné; German: Kut...

Kutna Hora Jacobs Church

C: St. James Church

by Markus Matern, 110 meters away

The Church of St. James has been built between 1320 and 1380. However the planned south tower has nev...

St. James Church

D: Kutná hora, Saint Jakob Church

by Vlastislav Tauterman, 130 meters away

Kutná hora, Saint Jakob Church

Kutná hora, Saint Jakob Church

E: Kutna Hora, Rejskova

by Vlastislav Tauterman, 160 meters away

Kutna Hora, Rejskova

Kutna Hora, Rejskova

F: Kutna Hora

by Toni Garbasso, 170 meters away

Along Husova street, is this wonderful late-gothic fountain, designed by Matyas Rejsek in 1494.

Kutna Hora

G: Kutna Hora, Square of National Resistance

by Vlastislav Tauterman, 170 meters away

Kutna Hora, Square of Natioal Resistance

Kutna Hora, Square of National Resistance

H: 8 Aug 2008 Kutna Hora - interior ossuary

by Valentin Arfire, 170 meters away

Kutná HoraFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kutn%C3%A1_HoraThe town b...

8 Aug 2008 Kutna Hora - interior ossuary

I: 8 Aug 2008 Kutna Hora - ossuary

by Valentin Arfire, 170 meters away

Kutná HoraFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kutn%C3%A1_HoraThe town b...

8 Aug 2008 Kutna Hora - ossuary

J: 8 Aug 2008 Kutna Hora macaber coat of arms of the steinberk family

by Valentin Arfire, 170 meters away

Kutná HoraFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kutn%C3%A1_HoraThe town b...

8 Aug 2008 Kutna Hora macaber coat of arms of the steinberk family

This panorama was taken in Czech Republic

This is an overview of 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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