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Chateau Telč

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Chateau of Telč city

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A: Arcades of Telč Chateau

av Jakub Hruska, 40 meter bort

The Telc Chateau was built on the site of a Gothic castle built by the Lords of Hradec (Menhart of Hr...

Arcades of Telč Chateau

B: Telč

av Martin Hrdlička, 40 meter bort

Letecký pohled na centrum Telče.

Telč

C: Masaryk University Center, Telč

av Vlastislav Tauterman, 40 meter bort

Masaryk University Center in Telč

Masaryk University Center, Telč

D: Telč chateau garden

av Jakub Hruska, 50 meter bort

The dominant feature of the town Telč is a chateau from the 16th century positioned at a place where ...

Telč chateau garden

E: Under the Telč chateau

av Jakub Hruska, 100 meter bort

The dominant feature of the town Telč is a chateau from the 16th century positioned at a place where ...

Under the Telč chateau

F: Chateau Gardens Telč

av Vlastislav Tauterman, 120 meter bort

Chateau Gardens Telč

G: Telč gardens

av Jakub Hruska, 120 meter bort

The dominant feature of the town Telč is a chateau from the 16th century positioned at a place where ...

Telč gardens

H: Namesti Zachariase z Hradce, Telc, Czech Republic

av Jozef Kokes, 120 meter bort

Renesanční úpravy ze  16. století.  Zapsáno na seznamu UNESCO.                                       ...

Namesti Zachariase z Hradce, Telc, Czech Republic

I: Telč - Main Square

av Vlastislav Tauterman, 140 meter bort

Main square in Telč city in the Czech Republic

Telč - Main Square

J: Telc Main Square

av Fritz Hanke, 190 meter bort

We visited the town of Telc with the last rays of a beautiful October day. The main square of the tow...

Telc Main Square

Det här panoramat togs i Czech Republic

Detta är en översikt av 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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