The first written mention of the village dates from 1278. Cultural monuments High Baroque statue of St.. John of Nepomuk on the Square The village is recorded these cultural monuments:  Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - baroque nave church with a richly articulated interior from 1755, the complex also includes: Cross - stonework of 1859 Old Town Hall No. 38 with courtyard, - Renaissance town hall from the 16th century, modified in 1734 after the Baroque town house, yard tract (former farmstead) is a baroque building from the 18th century Column of the Virgin Mary (Square) - Baroque stonework from 1716 Statue of St. John of Nepomuk (Square) - Baroque sculpture from 1732 Statue of St. Anne (the cemetery) - Rococo sculpture of 1769 Statuary of the Calvary (inside the church) - stonework of 1808 Statue of the Holy Trinity (the saw) - monument since 2003  brickyard and its Hliniště (closed to the public, Hliniště the paleontological) - monument since 2007
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.