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Hluboká nad Vlt.

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A: Hluboká Castle, Hluboká nad Vltavou

di Atila Bezdan, 550 metri di distanza

Hluboká Castle, Hluboká nad Vltavou

B: Hrad Hluboka nad Vltavou Castle Garden 1

di Jeffrey Martin, 560 metri di distanza

Hrad Hluboka nad Vltavou Castle Garden 1

C: Panorama

di Takács István, 570 metri di distanza

Panorama

D: Zamek Hluboka nad Vltavou Castle Garden 2

di Jeffrey Martin, 580 metri di distanza

Zamek Hluboka nad Vltavou Castle Garden 2

E: Hluboka nad Vltavou

di Radim Brancovsky, 580 metri di distanza

Castle Hluboka

Hluboka nad Vltavou

F: The chateau of Hluboká in night

di Jakub Laštovička, 590 metri di distanza

History The chateau of Hluboká was originally founded as a guarding castle in the mid 13thKnight from...

The chateau of Hluboká in night

G: Hluboká Castle, Hluboká nad Vltavou

di Atila Bezdan, 600 metri di distanza

Hluboká Castle, Hluboká nad Vltavou

H: Hluboká Castle, Hluboká nad Vltavou

di Atila Bezdan, 610 metri di distanza

Hluboká Castle, Hluboká nad Vltavou

I: Zamek Hluboka nad Vltavou Castle Front Gate

di Jeffrey Martin, 620 metri di distanza

Zamek Hluboka nad Vltavou Castle Front Gate

J: Hluboka Nad Vltavou Castle Tower 2

di Jeffrey Martin, 640 metri di distanza

From the top of the tower. Here is a "tower without the tower" panorama, showing an unobstructed view...

Hluboka Nad Vltavou Castle Tower 2

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Czech Republic

Questa è una vista generale di 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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