Radniční věž v Olomouci
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Radniční věž v Olomouci

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A: Christmas market - Vánoční trhy - Olomouc

di Jan Fujdiar, 50 metri di distanza

Každoroční vánoční trhy v Olomouci s kluzištěm pro bruslaře a stánky se spoustou punče a dalších dobrot.

Christmas market - Vánoční trhy - Olomouc

B: Townhall at Horní náměstí in Olomouc

di Jakub Hruska, 60 metri di distanza

The principal secular building in Olomouc is the town hall, completed in the 15th century, flanked on...

Townhall at Horní náměstí in Olomouc

C: Olomouc

di Jeffrey Martin, 80 metri di distanza

Olomouc

D: Musica Religiosa contest in St. Moritz Church

di Jakub Hruska, 120 metri di distanza

The parish St. Mortiz Church ranks among the most precious structures of the late Gothic style in Mor...

Musica Religiosa contest in St. Moritz Church

E: Kostel sv. Mořice v Olomouci

di Jan Fujdiar, 120 metri di distanza

Kostel svatého Mořice je gotický proboštský farní kostel v Olomouci. Patří do farnosti svatého Mořice...

Kostel sv. Mořice v Olomouci

F: Seberevolta Olomouc

di Jan Fujdiar, 120 metri di distanza

Tréning Seberevolta Olomouc                                                                          ...

Seberevolta Olomouc

G: gastroland-olomouc-bar-view-restaurant

di Robert Mročka, 220 metri di distanza

Gastroland Olomouc - view restaurant.

gastroland-olomouc-bar-view-restaurant

H: Gastroland Olomouc view restaurant

di Robert Mročka, 230 metri di distanza

Gastroland Olomouc - view restaurant.

Gastroland Olomouc view restaurant

I: Hadokening 360°

di Jan Fujdiar, 310 metri di distanza

1st Hadokening photo in Czech republic, 1st 360°hadokening photo ever . Taking with my friends in Olo...

Hadokening 360°

J: Gheto Balcony Olomouc

di Martin Vaclavik, 420 metri di distanza

Special historical balcony in centre city of Olomouc

Gheto Balcony Olomouc

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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