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Mlýnský pramen

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A: Karlovy Vary, Lazenska Street

by Zbigniew Pilip, 10 meters away

Karlovy Vary (German: Karlsbad; English: Carlsbad) is a spa city situated in western Bohemia, Czech R...

Karlovy Vary, Lazenska Street

B: Mlýnská kolonáda

by Dušan Vondra, 70 meters away

Mlýnská kolonáda

C: Karlovy Vary - Mlynska Kolonada

by Zbigniew Pilip, 80 meters away

Karlovy Vary (German: Karlsbad; English: Carlsbad) is a spa city situated in western Bohemia, Czech R...

Karlovy Vary - Mlynska Kolonada

D: Vyhlídka na kolonádu u Skalníkových sadů

by Dušan Vondra, 140 meters away

Vyhlídka na kolonádu u Skalníkových sadů

E: Trzni Kolonada - Karlove Vary

by Zbigniew Pilip, 170 meters away

The settlement called Vary (Boiling Water) was founded around 1350. Town owes its present name the Ro...

Trzni Kolonada - Karlove Vary

F: Karlovy Vary

by Gamurar-Roman, 210 meters away

Karlovy Vary,Czech respublic

Karlovy Vary

G: Karlovy Vary, observation place

by Aleksey Mayer, 230 meters away

Karlovy Vary, observation place

H: Karlovarské Vřídlo

by Dušan Vondra, 230 meters away

Karlovarské Vřídlo

I: Baron Lützow's Villa in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

by Istvan Bozsik, 230 meters away

Baron Lützow's beautiful villa with terraced garden was built in 1844. On the pedestal of the circula...

Baron Lützow's Villa in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

J: Karlovy Vary

by Andrew Usatyuk, 290 meters away

Karlovy Vary

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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