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A: Letní Kněhyně - vrchol 1257 m.n.m.

by Robert Mročka, 150 meters away

Vrchol hory Kněhyně(1257 m.n.m.) s kamennou mohylou a křížem. Kněhyně je třetí nejvyšší horou Moravsk...

Letní Kněhyně - vrchol 1257 m.n.m.

B: Kněhyně - vrchol 1257 m.n.m.

by Robert Mročka, 150 meters away

Vrchol hory Kněhyně(1257 m.n.m.) s kamennou mohylou a křížem. Kněhyně je třetí nejvyšší horou Moravsk...

Kněhyně - vrchol 1257 m.n.m.

C: Chata Leopoldka - cesta na Kněhyni

by Robert Mročka, 1.1 km away

Cesta na Kněhyni kolem chaty Leopoldka.

Chata Leopoldka - cesta na Kněhyni

D: Čertův mlýn (1207 m.n.m.) - Čertův stůl

by Robert Mročka, 1.4 km away

Čertův mlýn (1207 m.n.m.) je čtvrtá nejvyšší hora MS Beskyd. Poblíž jejího vrcholu se nachází kamenný...

Čertův mlýn (1207 m.n.m.) - Čertův stůl

E: Certuv mlyn - mystic place in Beskyd mountains

by Petr Kolčář, 1.4 km away

Certuv mlyn - mystic place in Beskyd mountains

Certuv mlyn - mystic place in Beskyd mountains

F: Kaplička sv. Cyrila a Metoděje na Čeladné

by Robert Mročka, 2.4 km away

Roubená plička sv. Cyrila a Metoděje na horní Čeladné z roku 1936. Vedle kaple je pitný pramen.

Kaplička sv. Cyrila a Metoděje na Čeladné

G: Golf na Čeladné

by Robert Mročka, 3.2 km away

Golfové hřiště na Čeladné leží v nádherné lokalitě na úpatí Kněhyně.

Golf na Čeladné

H: Chata Hubertka pod Smrkem

by Robert Mročka, 3.3 km away

Chata Hubertka pod horou smrk v Beskydech. Vedle chaty je studánka s pramenem pitné vody.

Chata Hubertka pod Smrkem

I: Mrtvý les na hoře Smrk

by Robert Mročka, 3.5 km away

Mrtvý les při stoupání na Smrk nad chatou Hubertka.

Mrtvý les na hoře Smrk

J: Pustevny - Libusin - Mamenka

by Vlastislav Tauterman, 3.6 km away

Pustevny - Libusin - Mamenka

Pustevny - Libusin - Mamenka

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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