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Pohled z břitové věže na zámku Mikulov.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Czech Republic


A: Mikulov castle

door Cibula Vincent, 70 hier vandaan

Na nadvori Mikulovskeho zamku. Castle courtyard in the Mikulov.

Mikulov castle

B: Mikulov square

door Cibula Vincent, 140 hier vandaan

Na nemesti v Mikulove. The square in the Mikulov.

Mikulov square

C: Zamecka Zahrada Mikulov

door Robert Mročka, 150 hier vandaan

Zámecká zahrada zámku Mikulov

Zamecka Zahrada Mikulov

D: Mikulov The castle garden

door Cibula Vincent, 170 hier vandaan

Mikulov - The Castle Garden The former Liechtenstein and later Diestrichstein chateau on the rock has...

Mikulov The castle garden

E: Mikulov castle lookout

door Michal Szajter, 200 hier vandaan

Mikulov castle lookout

F: Mikulov - Kozí hrádek

door MarcelL, 320 hier vandaan

Mikulov - Kozí hrádek

G: Mikulov - viewpoint

door MarcelL, 360 hier vandaan

Mikulov - viewpoint

H: Holy Hill Mikulov

door Michal Szajter, 640 hier vandaan

Holy Hill Mikulov

I: Mikulov - Svatý kopeček

door Zoltan Duray, 650 hier vandaan

Mikulov - Svatý kopeček

J: Above Nesyt pond

door Michal Szajter, 6.7 hier vandaan

Above Nesyt pond

Dit panorama is genomen in Czech Republic

Dit is een overzicht van 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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