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  • 29/04/2014 22:13

    Český Krumlov. Historical downtown

    Český Krumlov In the southernmost part of the Czech Republic there is a region which is an ideal place to experience some highly interesting adventures. The castle complex with its unique baroque theatre, the meander in the River Vltava, the city arms with its five-leaved rose, medieval streets and...

  • 29/04/2014 22:11

    Holašovice. Village reservation

    Holašovice is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Central European village. A number of high-quality village buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries in a style known as „South Bohemian Folk Baroque“ have been preserved on a ground plan that dates from the middle...

  • 29/04/2014 22:10

    Kutná Hora. Historical downtown, Church of St. Barbora, Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec

    Kutná Hora is, as its name suggests, associated with the mining (kutání in Czech) of silver. In 1142 the first Cistercian monastery in the Czech lands was established in the nearby village of Sedlec and at the end of the 13th century the original mining settlement of Cuthna antiqua – Old Kutna -...

  • 29/04/2014 22:10

    Kroměříž. Gardens and castle

    Kroměříž was established as a market town at the crossroads of trading routes. At the time of the church colonisation in the first half of the 12th century it became the property of the Bishops of Olomouc. The castle was built on earlier foundations in the 17th century and represents a...

  • 29/04/2014 22:09

    The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape

    The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape is spread over the site of a mighty 12th century border castle. Today it is the home of a romantic château, a picturesque village and in particular a jewel of landscape architecture of unprecedented proportions. The current area, measuring almost 300 km2, is...

  • 29/04/2014 22:09

    Litomyšl. Gardens and castle

    Litomyšl is the birthplace of the composer Bedřich Smetana, whose name is commemorated by an annual opera festival. On the 500 metre long square can be found the Gothic town hall and a number of Renaissance and Baroque houses. The renaissance castle from the second half of the 16th century is an...

  • 29/04/2014 22:08

    Olomouc. Holy Trinity Column

    Olomouc lies at the heart of the Haná region, and is and always has been one of the most important cities in Moravia, where history has gone hand-in-hand with its people, science and progress. The Holy Trinity Column erected in the early years of the 18th century, is the most outstanding example of...

  • 29/04/2014 22:07

    Třebíč. The Jewish Quarter and the Basilica of St. Procopius

    Třebíč dates from 1101 when a Benedictine monastery was established here. The ensemble of the Jewish Quarter and the Basilica is a unique example of the close co-existence of Christian and Jewish culture from the Middle Ages until the 20th century. The Basilica of St. Procopius. Originally built as...

  • 29/04/2014 22:07

    Telč. Historical downtown

    Telč is situated at the south-west tip of Moravia, half-way between Prague and Vienna. According to legend the foundation of the city is associated with the victory of the Moravian Prince Otto II over the Bohemian King Břetislav in 1099. The city was built on the original foundations following a...

  • 29/04/2014 22:06

    Žďár nad Sázavou. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora

    Žďár nad Sázavou was originally a market town, established on an ancient regional route, and at its inception it was closely linked with the establishment of the Cistercian monastery in 1252. The pilgrimage church, dedicated to St. John of Nepomuk, was built in the early 1820s. It is the finest...

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