Rozhledna na Děčínském Sněžníku
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Rozhledna na Děčínském Sněžníku

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Schodiště rozhledny na Děčínském Sněžníku.

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A: Rozhledna na Děčínském Sněžníku

by Robert Mročka, less than 10 meters away

Schodiště kamenné rozhledny na Děčínském Sněžníku při západu slunce.

Rozhledna na Děčínském Sněžníku

B: night sky at Hohen Schneeberg

by Stephan Messner, less than 10 meters away

night sky at Hohen Schneeberg

C: Czech republic, Decinsky Sneznik View-tower

by Radoslav Kocián, less than 10 meters away

Czech republic, Decinsky Sneznik View-tower

D: Děčínský Sněžník - u rozhledny

by Robert Mročka, 10 meters away

Děčínský Sněžník(723 m.n.m.) s 33 metrů vysokou kamennou rozhlednou z roku 1864.

Děčínský Sněžník - u rozhledny

E: Blick von der Grenzplatte ins Bielatal nach Eiland/ Ostrov

by Stephan Messner, 4.8 km away

Direkt an der Deutsch/ Tschechischen Grenze befindet sich die Grenzplatte. eine Felskante mit einem w...

Blick von der Grenzplatte ins Bielatal nach Eiland/ Ostrov

F: The rocks - Tisá

by Stanislav Dekanovsky, 5.1 km away

The rocks - Tisá

G: The rocks - Tisá

by Stanislav Dekanovsky, 5.3 km away

The rocks - Tisá

H: Climbers - Tisá

by Stanislav Dekanovsky, 5.6 km away

Climbers - Tisá

I: The rocks - Tisá

by Stanislav Dekanovsky, 5.7 km away

The rocks - Tisá

J: Tisa rocks

by Vaclav Zitka, 5.7 km away

Tisa rocks

Tisa rocks

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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