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Myší díra (mouse hole) in the rock town Prachov

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Prachov is one of the rock towns of the Bohemian Paradise (Český ráj). There are several really narrow gaps like this one in the sandstone rocks of the Český ráj. In Prachov are still many tourist. Hence at the entry sometimes you can hear a child say: "Mom, you won't fit through here"

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A: Císařská chodba in rock town Prachov

door Erik Krause, 320 hier vandaan

Prachov is one of the rock towns of the Bohemian Paradise (Český ráj). The Císařská chodba (Cesars pa...

Císařská chodba in rock town Prachov

B: Prachovske skaly, Prachov, Czech Republic

door Jozef Kokes, 350 hier vandaan

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Prachovske skaly, Prachov, Czech Republic

C: Prachovske skaly, Prachov, Czech Republic

door Jozef Kokes, 430 hier vandaan

Prachovské skály jsou skalní uskupení pískovcových útvarů různých tvarů, rozkládající se zhruba 5 až ...

Prachovske skaly, Prachov, Czech Republic

D: Prachovske Rocks, Chzech Republic

door Tim Vollmer, 500 hier vandaan

Prachovske Rocks, Chzech Republic

E: Bohemian Paradise - Brada View Point

door Tomas Kysela, 2.3 hier vandaan

Brada peak has quite a history. In 13th to early 16th century there was a castle, which was then aban...

Bohemian Paradise - Brada View Point

F: Stack, Libuň, Svatý Petr

door Martin Brunclík, 4.2 hier vandaan

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Stack, Libuň, Svatý Petr

G: Bohemian Paradise - Ujezd pod Troskami Church

door Tomas Kysela, 5.1 hier vandaan

View from the churchyard of st. John the Baptist's church. Újezd pod Troskami is a small village in B...

Bohemian Paradise - Ujezd pod Troskami Church

H: Jicin Namesti

door Petr Prager, 5.2 hier vandaan

Jicin Namesti

I: Jicin Kostel

door Petr Prager, 5.3 hier vandaan

Jicin Kostel

J: Jicin Obecni Urad

door Petr Prager, 5.3 hier vandaan

Jicin Obecni Urad

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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