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A: 2009 08 19 Vrchlabi Prvni Brana

by Milos Adamek, 4.6 km away

2009 08 19 Vrchlabi Prvni Brana

B: Vrchlabi castle

by Martin Hrdlička, 5.0 km away

Vstupní hala zámku kde sídlí městský úřad.

Vrchlabi castle

C: Jánské lázně

by Petr Prager, 6.9 km away

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D: Bouda Svornost Krkonoše

by Petr Prager, 7.4 km away

Bouda Svornost Krkonoše

E: Hostinne

by Martin Hrdlička, 8.9 km away

Malé městečko na úpatí Krkonoš jehož radnici střeží dva obři.

Hostinne

F: Zaly, Krkonose - rozhledna 1015m

by Jiri Syrovatko, 9.6 km away

Zaly - rozhledna a nova chalupa

Zaly, Krkonose - rozhledna 1015m

G: Zadní Rennerovky, Krkonose

by Martin Brunclík, 9.7 km away

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Zadní Rennerovky, Krkonose

H: Pec pod Sněžkou

by Jakub Laštovička, 10.1 km away

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Pec pod Sněžkou

I: Josefov

by Jakub Laštovička, 10.1 km away

Josefov

J: Zadni Zaly, Krkonose - na ceste 1035m

by Jiri Syrovatko, 10.1 km away

Zadni Zaly, Krkonose - na ceste 1035m

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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