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    Cihelna ulice
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    the end of Cihelna street
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Czech Republic Favorites

  • Charles Bridge

    Prague Favorites

    This sandstone statuary was created in 1708 and donated by the Convent of the Dominican Order. In the center is the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus, St. Dominic, the founder of the Dominican Order, kneeling on the left side of the pedestal, on the right, there is the creator of the scholastic philosophy St. Thomas Aquinas. It is the copy of the statue...

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  • Castles

    Brno Favorites

    I place this picture here so that you got the impression how much energy you need to spare to get to the Spilberk Castle from the centre of the town. In front there is the Faculty of Medicine and when you look up, there is the castle. On the other side of the hill there is the Mendel Square where you can visit the Starobrno Brewery and the Mendel...

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  • Prague Castle

    Prague Favorites

    This palace was built after the great fire of Castle in 1541, later it was extended and rebuilt in peak Renaissance style and peak Baroque style. The reconstruction was done in 1753-56 so that it could serve the purposes of the Institute of Gentlewomen. The Institute of Gentlewomen was an educational institution for female members of aristocratic...

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  • Churches & Monasteries

    Brno Favorites

    The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul is located in the center of Brno on the top of Petrov hill. People say that it is located on the presumed site of the former Brno castle. Originally, the church has been built as a Romanesque basilica and in the 13 c. it was rebuilt in the Gothic style. Its current neo-Gothic form dates from the turn of this...

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  • Old-Town Square

    Prague Favorites

    This large square was founded in the 10th century. It was a marketplace until the beginning of the 20th century. It is surrounded by lots of colourful buildings. The first houses here were built around it in the 12th and 13th century. Tragic events such as executions, political events and demonstrations took place at this square. For instance 27...

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  • Beer & Breweries

    Brno Favorites

    After the Cathedral and the bones in the crypt, and Spilberk Castle, you must visit the Cerna Hora pub a stone's throw from the railway station and try the beers! Cerna Hora itself is to the north of Brno and the brewery is excellent. 2004 - i think this pub had now closed!!!!! My first memory of Brno is arriving from the south along silnice 52...

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  • St. Vitus Cathedral

    Prague Favorites

    I love Gargoyles! If you do too, then take a slow walk around St. Vitus Cathedral, because I found plenty of interesting Gargoyles on this building. There were weird and wonderful monstrous dragons, demons and scorpions, monkeys and eagles, as well as people in various stages of torment! As elsewhere, the gargoyles serve both a spiritual and a...

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  • Square's & Markets

    Brno Favorites

    A very nice historical building of the Faculty of Medicine (Masaryk University) is on this square opposite the Faculty of Music. You cant see the nice part of the building because I took the photo from the side to force you to come with your own camera. There is the statue of the Thomas Garyk Masaryk, which I think is too small compared to the...

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  • Old-Town Hall & Astronomical Clock

    Prague Favorites

    Prague Astronomical Clock was installed in 1410. It is the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working. 'The Walk of the Apostles': a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures. You can see on pic#5 figure of Death, whish represented by a skeleton, striking the time.

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  • Tourist info

    Brno Favorites

    Man has lived in the Brno basin since prehistoric times, and there was a settlement on the site of today's city at the time of the Great Moravian Empire. In around 1000 a settlement was established on a ford across the River Svratka, now known as Staré Brno (Old Brno), and it was this that gave the city its name. From the 11th century, Bøetislav's...

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  • Wenceslas Square

    Prague Favorites

    St Wenceclas Monument is probably the best-known Prague statue anda very popular meeting place of Prague citizens. It's located in the upper part of the Wenceslas Square and represents the patron of the country, St. Wenceslas, the Duke of Bohemia in the 10 th century. St. Wenceslas Monument consists of the 5.5 metres high statue of St. Wenceslas...

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  • Jewish Cemetery

    Prague Favorites

    The Jewish Museum is actually collections of museums and monuments dedicated to inhabitants of Pragues old Jewish Quarter. They include the famed Jewish Cementery, several centuries old synagogues and ceremonial halls. Each synagogues holds a collection of Jewish religious artifacts that is quite amazing in scale. I have never seen anything like it...

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  • National Theatre

    Prague Favorites

    A neo-renassance building erected in 1868-1881 as a result of a vast national collection. Reopened in 1883 after a fire. The outside and inside decoration was completed by the artists of the National Theatre generation. The National Theatre is the outstanding Czech stage and its repertoire consists of drama, opera and ballet performances....

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  • Taxi Drivers

    Prague Favorites

    Not favorite at all!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hi, I'm natrive Czech and still have to write this. I would recommend you not to use SEDOP taxi company in Prague. Most of their drivers charge much more and even if you complain to the company (you have the receipt), they try not to reply and if you insist on getting the answer they tell you to send them the copy...

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  • Krizik's fountain

    Prague Favorites

    If the thought of water jets and lasers spraying and pulsing to music intrigues you, have a look at this summertime attraction. As music blares, water spurts from dozens of jets scattered around a large pool. A computer-controlled lighting-show adds appropriate dramatic touches. It makes quite a spectacle, especially on a warm evening Address...

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  • Walking Around Brno 1

    Fleda hostel was nice, people who worked there were friendly. It is located on a busy street and at night it is very noisy because of trams ans busses that pass just next to it. I met many interesting travellers there that made my stay enjoyable. Hotel Pyramida is located in the worst part of Brno but it was clean and cozy. I had the possibility...

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  • Walking Around Brno

    I loved to go to Luzanky park. It is a big, green and clean. Many people go there to walk or do some sport. Lovely birds also! ;-) I had many problems to find a big variety in food, especially fruits and vegetables. I have found a vietnamese market for exotic foods and other things (ladies bags, clothes, cosmetics, etc) but it was very hard for me...

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  • Useful phone numbers

    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...

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  • Outside Prague - do not miss

    I suppose you will pass Ostrava, one of the biggest towns, former centre of heavy industry. It is said to have changed very much, so maybe you would find nice places there. Another big town in Moravia - definitely worth seeing is Olomouc (historical sights). Of course on the way from Moravia to Prague, there are many places where you could enjoy a...

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  • mineral baths and souvenir hunting

    I really liked the spa town Karlovy Vary. It is a great place to get souvenirs and relax. It is a great place for couples! Book ahead of time if you go to the hot springs for a swim.

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  • Avoiding Prague

    Thanks for the reply.I've been to Prague before so thats why i'm leaving it off the itinerary this time.Any thoughts on the other places? I've read that an evening would be enough in Telc. What do you think?I'm just keen to get from one to the other by train if possible. Is this possible with Karlovy Vary? Would i be better off maybe going to...

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  • Get out of Prague to Cesky Krumlov

    I definitely recommend getting out of Prague to get some peace in this medieval town. Cesky Krumlov is in the mountains in southwest Czech Republic where my husband and I spent a couple days in a lovely pension owned by a charming old German man and his wife who served us breakfast in their backyard each morning. Unfortunately I didn't record the...

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  • Telephone numbers

    International dialling code for CZ is +420 (or 00 420). This must be dialed always when calling from abroad or when calling from non-czech mobile.All national numbers have 9 digits. Your friend's nr. is 123 456 789. When calling from czech mobile or phone, you dial 123 456 789. When calling from another mobile or from abroad, you dial +420 123 456...

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  • Czech climate and weather

    The climate differs among the various regions of CZ, depending on the height above sea level. Various height levels of the sun during the year cause the changing of the seasons, differentiated from each other mainly by the development of temperatures. Beginning of the year is characterized by a cold winter, usually with lots of snow, especially in...

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  • The Land of Kings and Queens

    In this country, sometimes it seems like you can't go 20 KM without running into anther castle, whether it be fully restored, or the ruins of a castle that ruled over the land in or even before the dark ages. If you have the chance and are on the road around the country, or staying somewhere near a castle, go check it out. The more you go to the...

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  • Take a Walk Around Telc's Ponds

    After visiting the stunning historical town square in Telc, you should consider taking a walk around the three ponds that surround the Rennaisance town centre. These ponds are called Ulicky Pond, Staromestsky Pond and Stepnicky Pond. There are walks around each pond. You can get a map at the tourist office which will chart out the walks and give...

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  • Where to drink in Prague :)

    Found this site with the best Bars, Cafe's all in an overview PRAGUES PUBS OVERVIEW

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  • Guard Change Ceremony

    The guard changing ceremony is helding daily in Prajsky Grad from 5 a.m. till 23 p.m. Only in the afternoon this ceremony goes in a solemn way, when it is accompanied with the orchestra and has the president?s flag transmission. Crowds of people stay on Gradchanskaya square to follow how the guard change will happen near the main gate. History of...

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  • The Town Square in Telc

    Telc's town square is one of the most splendid in Central Europe. So highly thought of, that it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The brightly painted Renaissance era facades are certainly some of the most photographed buildings in the Czech Republic. These facades are actually the product of the town's misfortune. Telc dates from...

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  • Some useful phrases in Czech

    First of all, people will generally understand English in the tourist centres of Czech Republic, mainly in Prague; this is especially the case among the younger people. In some rural areas, however, people rather speak German than English, above all the older people. In general, it is polite to know at least some basic phrases in Czech...

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  • Hiking through anywhere

    Hiking in the Czech republic, it's a pleasure. Why? There are so many walker paths anywhere in the hills, along rivers, in the forests, AND YOU WON'T GET LOST! The routes are traced by various colors, so just keep your signs to arrive to you destination. In addition, the paths are not designed for simple startpoint-to-destination walking. There are...

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  • You can see the capitol city -...

    You can see the capitol city - Prague. There are a lots of places to worth to see - streets, churches, squares, to meet a new people - it´s beautiful - I like it very ! Prague - the first place in Czech Republic for all of touristshttp://www.pis.cz/c/kamvcr/pamatky

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  • Palacinky

    Palacinky are pancakes. But not quite as heavy as pancakes that you'd eat for breakfast. This is more of a desert, served with chocolate sauce or a fruit topping. We must have had a dozen orders of Palacinky while in Prague. They're served in any of the many coffee shops in the old town. Make sure you try some.

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  • Pivo

    I learned three Czech words while I was in town. Most (Bridge), Palacinky (Pancakes), and Pivo...Beer. Pilsner Urquell is the local beer and man is it good. And it's only about 50 cents a glass so drink up! Shortly after I returned from Prague Pilsner Urquell started to become readily available in the US. Much to my dismay this version of Pilsner...

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  • Landscape

    Czech Republic consists of a plateau encircled by mountain chains. The country attracts with towns with historical city centres, vast forests, bizarr meander rivers, massive mountain chains and numerous castles. The jewel of the Czech Republic is surely Prague, the capital. In winter the Bohemian Forest is a good alternative to the crowded...

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  • Dinner on the Moldau River

    Even if it is considered "touristy" we enjoy a dinner cruise on local rivers. After all, we ARE tourists. The Moldau River has canal locks and beautiful nightime vistas of the city in lights. The food was typical fare. Not so great, not so bad, but very well worth doing. Prague is a magnificently beautiful city.

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  • You must go to Wenceslaw...

    You must go to Wenceslaw square and drink a beer while you walk on the street... Even though I spoke a bit a german, people in Prague usually speak czeck among them. I have to confess it was quite embarassing to buy a subway ticket from a machine with a very complicate alphabet. It took me about 30 mins. to realize what the letters meant, till...

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  • UNESCO Sites

    Czech Republic, like many other countries, is home to several UNESCO sites, among which are:- Added in 1992: Historic Centre of Prague - Added in 1992: Historic Centre of Ceský Krumlov - Added in 1992: Historic Centre of Telc - Added in 1994: Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora - Added in 1995: Kutna Hora: Historical Town Centre...

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  • The greatest flood time

    It wasn't my fondest memory. The flood impressed me. That's why I decided to tell about it .My Prague's visiting time was in the great flood time. The River Vltava became obtuse for 2 bouts. Local people said that such kind of flood wasn't there for 80 years.Streets near the River Vltava were under the water. The square in the photo looked...

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  • Life-saving

    local people who are living near the River Vltava tried to save they houses and lives: made bags with sand.

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  • In the centre of the cataclysm

    i was in Prague for 4 days. When our group had just arrived all bridges were open. In the next day were only 2 open bridges. The water was near the bridge's upper part.

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  • Language

    Can you say "Good morning" in Czech? That is (pronounce 'dobri: 'den). The Czech language is difficult for foreigners to learn and pronounce, e. g. the Czech: It belongs to Slavonic languages. Here you can read some words and phrases of everyday conversation:Good-bye. ('naschledanou) Thank you. ('diekuji) Please. ('prosi:m) I am sorry. ...

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  • Before going to Czech republic... plan...

    Before going to Czech republic, you will probably look for some information about this country. I listed down the useful links for planning your trip:- www.visitczechia.cz - Official website of the Czech Tourist Authority - www.czech-inspiration.cz - Czech inspiration - culture not in Prague alone- www.bohemianet.com - A comprehensive listing of...

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  • Learning a little bit of Czech language

    Maybe you would like to learn a little bit of Czech language before going to Czech republic.This is a great page for you:www.locallingo.com/countries/czech_republic/languageYou can learn some useful words, have fun by listenning to the Czech pronunciation etc.

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  • B E E R

    Try the Czech beers! One of the bests in the world. In any case, try the real Budweiser! Check out the Czech beer map: http://www.fw.cz/raberia/beermap.htmCheck out the history of Czech beer:http://archiv.radio.cz/beer/beer1.html

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