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Crossroads Hvězda trails in winter
Czech Republic

Crossroads "VHĚZDA" on the way to Dry Hill. The place where he meets some tourist trac ¨ s There are information boards and a good place to relax.

Place where there are information boards and maps, here he meets some hiking trails

Copyright: Jiří Vodička
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Taken: 04/03/2013
Uploaded: 08/03/2013
Updated: 17/10/2014
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Tags: crossroads; ski trails; winter road
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