Dolni Kounice - Masarykovo náměstí
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Dolni Kounice - Masarykovo náměstí

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Ancient town of Dolní Kounice

The ancient town of Dolní Kounice is situated about 25 km south from Brno in the valley of the Jihlava river. In the town you can find plenty of monuments from different periods – the chapel of St. Anthony, romantic ruins of the convent Rosa coeli, the castle, the Jewish synagogue and Jewish cemetery, other churches and chapels, renaissance and baroque houses, columns with crucifixion and Marian columns standing by the roadsides.

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A: Dolni Kounice - Rosa coeli

av Martin Vejrosta, 370 meter bort

Ancient town of Dolní Kounice The ancient town of Dolní Kounice is situated about 25 km south from Br...

Dolni Kounice - Rosa coeli

B: Dolni Kounice - Rosa coeli

av Martin Vejrosta, 410 meter bort

Ancient town of Dolní Kounice The ancient town of Dolní Kounice is situated about 25 km south from Br...

Dolni Kounice - Rosa coeli

C: Rosa Coeli

av Otakar Haška, 410 meter bort

Rosa Coeli

D: Dolni Kounice - Rosa coeli

av Martin Vejrosta, 420 meter bort

Ancient town of Dolní Kounice The ancient town of Dolní Kounice is situated about 25 km south from Br...

Dolni Kounice - Rosa coeli

E: Hrusovany Train Station - Czech Railways / Ceske Drahy

av Jeffrey Martin, 10.0 km bort

This was a super-quick "jump out of the train while it's stopped at the station for no more than 120 ...

Hrusovany Train Station - Czech Railways / Ceske Drahy

F: Sunny garden in Bosonohy

av Vlastislav Tauterman, 13.5 km bort

A kid is playing in a sunny garden in Bosonohy near to Brno city.

Sunny garden in Bosonohy

G: Serbian Railways

av Willy Kaemena, 13.6 km bort

Serbian Railways ZS provided two ex Yugoslavian first class coaches as  second class coaches for the ...

Serbian Railways

H: Serbian Railways

av Willy Kaemena, 13.6 km bort

Serbian Railways ZS provided two ex Yugoslavian first class coaches as  second class coaches for the ...

Serbian Railways

I: CD Apee

av Willy Kaemena, 13.6 km bort

Eurocity train 345 Avala from Prague to Belgrade via Budapest carries a Czech first class coach type ...

CD Apee

J: Cementery in Brno - Unbekante Deutsche Soldaten

av Vlastislav Tauterman, 14.2 km bort

Cementery in Brno - Unbekante Deutsche Soldaten

Cementery in Brno - Unbekante Deutsche Soldaten

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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