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Telč - Main Square

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Main square in Telč city in the Czech Republic

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A: Namesti Zachariase z Hradce, Telc, Czech Republic

by Jozef Kokes, 20 meters away

Renesanční úpravy ze  16. století.  Zapsáno na seznamu UNESCO.                                       ...

Namesti Zachariase z Hradce, Telc, Czech Republic

B: Telc Main Square

by Fritz Hanke, 50 meters away

We visited the town of Telc with the last rays of a beautiful October day. The main square of the tow...

Telc Main Square

C: Telc - Unesco Heritage.

by Martin Hrdlička, 50 meters away

Historické centrum Telče patří mezi památky Unesco.

Telc - Unesco Heritage.

D: Telc Main Square 3

by Fritz Hanke, 80 meters away

We visited the town of Telc with the last rays of a beautiful October day. The main square of the tow...

Telc Main Square 3

E: Telč square

by Jakub Hruska, 100 meters away

Telč is situated at the south-west tip of Moravia, half-way between Prague and Vienna. According to l...

Telč square

F: Main Place, Telc, Czech Republic

by Jozef Kokes, 120 meters away

Renesanční úpravy ze 16. století. Zapsáno na seznamu UNESCO.                                         ...

Main Place, Telc, Czech Republic

G: Telč chateau garden

by Jakub Hruska, 120 meters away

The dominant feature of the town Telč is a chateau from the 16th century positioned at a place where ...

Telč chateau garden

H: Telc Main Square 2

by Fritz Hanke, 120 meters away

We visited the town of Telč with the last rays of a beautiful October day. The main square of the tow...

Telc Main Square 2

I: Masaryk University Center, Telč

by Vlastislav Tauterman, 140 meters away

Masaryk University Center in Telč

Masaryk University Center, Telč

J: Arcades of Telč Chateau

by Jakub Hruska, 140 meters away

The Telc Chateau was built on the site of a Gothic castle built by the Lords of Hradec (Menhart of Hr...

Arcades of Telč Chateau

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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