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Krnov

- in Czech part of the historical region of Silesia, at a border to Poland
- 60 km north west from Ostrava, 80 km north east from Olomouc, 305 km from Prague
- pop: 24 k
- unique neo-renaissance town hall with art nouveau elements and neo-romanesque synagogue are the town's most significant sights
- pilgrim church and a look-out tower on the top of Cvilín hill above the town
- residence of soft drink producer Kofola (Czechoslovak rival of Coke and Pepsi)

Krnov 50°05' N, 17°42' E



 

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Jeseníky

- Jeseníky is a name of a tourist are and a land protected area which often include the mountains of Hrubý Jeseník, Nízký Jeseník, Králický Sněžník, Rychlebské hory, Hanušovická vrchovina and Zlatohorská vrchovina
- on the map below: Jeseníky more or less as the protected area
- second highest mountains in Czech republic only to Krkonoše mountains
- relatively sparsely populated
- solid and latelz improved tourist infrastructure
- Praděd the highest peak at 1491 metres (4,892 feet) above sea level
~ 210-280 km E from Prague

Jeseniky 50°05' N, 17°15'E



 

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Třeboň Area (cz: Třeboňsko)

- landscape protected area in South Bohemian region
- Unesco nature reserve area
- system of fishponds created from late 15th to early 17th century
- the lesser nobility members Josef Stepanek Netolicky and the Jakub Krcin had been the 2 most active fishpond builders
- one of the largest settlements of water birds in central Europe
- the pitoresque town of Třeboň is located in the middle of the area

Trebon Area 49°00' N, 14°50' E



 

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Cheb

- one of the westernmost towns in Czech rep. (west from Rome and Copenhagen, on the same latitude as Leipzig and Venice)
- pop: 32 k
- at a border to both, Bavaria and Saxony, upon the Ohře (de: Eger) river
- St. Nicholas and Elizabeth Church is the major Cheb sight along with half-timbered houses, not typical for most parts of Czech rep.
- Albrecht von Wallenstein the leader and statesman of the Catholic side during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) murdered here (1634)

Cheb 50°05' N, 12°22' E



 

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Brno

- 2nd largest city in Czech rep., pop: 381 k; largest city in the historical land of Moravia
- 210 km from Prague, 125 km from Vienna
- western and norhtern parts of the city hilly, popular Brno reservoir at city hilly outskirts; densy network of tourist paths
- eastern and southern parts of the city flat -northern outline of Czech republic's south Moravian wine region
- had risen mostly in XIX-century hence it became one of the largest textile industry centre in Austrian-Hungarian Empire
- pictured: St. Peter and Paul neo-gothic Cathedral one of the 2 main landmarks; Špilberk Castle being the other one
- Tugendhat villa (functionalism) place on the UNESCO world heritage; other important villas also opened to public: Löw-Beer villa (art nouveau), Stiassny (purism), Jurkovič (folk art nouveau)
- Moto Grand Prix of Czech rep. takes place in Brno

Brno at 49°12' N, 16°36' E



 

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Luková

- a hamlet within Manětín municipality in western Bohemia
- on a half way between Plzeň and Karlovy Vary (about 45 km from each of them)
- abandoned St. George Church modified by Sculpture Art student Jakub Hadrava
- plaster statues of death souls placed all over the church interior
- can be pretty scary if you do not expect it :D, more pictures here

Lukova 50°01' N, 13°10' E



 

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Panská skála

- geological locality, Columnar basalt rock
- at an outskirt of the town of Kamenický Šenov (pop: 4 k)
- in northern Bohemia, next right at Děčín - Liberec road (23 km/14 mi from Děčín, 46 km/29 mi from Liberec)
- created most likely in late Mesozoic hit of African Plate to Eurasian Plate

Panska skala 50°46' N, 14°29' E



 

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Litomyšl

- one of the oldest towns in Czech rep., mentioned in 981
- Renaissance chateau listed on Unesco World Heritage list
- pitoresque oblong town square (pictured), almost entirely wit house arcades
- pop: 10 k
- in eastern Bohemia, 55 km (35 mi) from Pardubice, closest larger city, 170 km (105 mi) from Prague
- wavy terrain; located where Bohemian Platform meets Svitava Uplands
- birth place of Czech Composer Bedřich Smetana (1824)

Litomysl 49°52' N, 16°19' E



 

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Kouřim

- one of the oldest settlements in a territory of contemporary Czech rep., "Stará Kouřim" mentioned in 7th century
- till the Thirty Years War start it has been an important town in central Bohemia, administrative centre of a large part of central Bohemia till 1848
- pop: < 2 k today (just 1 885 in 2019)
- 45 km (29 mi) from East Prague
- St. Stephan Church, one of the oldest preserved sacral buildings in Czech rep., 1260s, in so called Burgundy style (early Gothic with Roman style elements)
- unusually separated Bell tower
- pitoresque local railway operates from Kouřim to Pečky on a main railway line leading east from Prague

CURIOUSITY !
Kourim 50°00' N, 15°00' E
(it is actually 50°00' N, 14°59' E, but let's pretend the above is correct :))



 

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Prachatice

A gateway town to central parts of the Šumava mountains
  • 47 km (30 mi) from regional center České Budějovice, 145 km (90 mi) from Prague
  • pop: 11 k
  • original town fortification almost entirely preserved, several sgraffito-facaded houses at central square
  • pictured: sgraffito facade of Prachatice town hall
Prachatice 49°01' N, 14°00' E



 

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Český kras (en: Bohemian Karst)

Karst system of caves at Prague outskirts.
  • part of so called Barrandien geological area between Prague and Pilsen
  • located between the district town of Beroun and south-western outskirts of Prague (part of the Natural Protected Area of Bohemian Karst is actually within Prague city proper area)
  • Koněpruské jeskyně (Koneprusy caves) - pictured, most visited part of the area
  • other point of tourist interest: Ceasar's Ravine, Large and Small Amerika quarries
Cesky kras 50°00' N, 14°10' E



 

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Bílé Karpaty (en: White Carpathians, sk: Biele Karpaty)

I have been trying to avoid pictures edited in Photoshop or other photo edit programs, however let's make an exception :).

  • 75-80 km (47-50 mi) long mountain range in the South East Czech republic, the main range is a natural border to Slovakia
  • Velká Javořina (970 metres above sea level, 3,380 feet) is the highest peak of the range, therefore its peak is a border one
  • the Bílé Karpaty protected area is one of leading natural areas in Czech rep. in terms of biodiversity and a general environmental sustainability
  • tiny specific ethnic area of Moravian Kopanice in the central part of the mountains (specific village architecture, local dialect)
Bile Karpaty 48°55' N, 17°40' E



 

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Question: I cannot see a Forum Moderators' List in the bew SSC version. Whom do I ask to clean the thread from the spam posts above???
Edit: Thanks, christos-greece :)!

Znojmo

  • a town with an extensive historical centre in south-western Moravia, upon Dyje river (de: Thaya), closed to a border with Austria
  • known as early as during Great Moravian Empire (8th century), "Hradiště" locality; officially mentioned in 1048
  • pop 34 k
  • 65 km (40 mi) from Brno, 210 km (130 mi) from Prague, 90 km (55 mi) from Vienna, AT
  • premonstrate Monastary in Louka locality - a national cultural monument
  • St. Catherine Rotunda in Romanesque style, one of the oldest architectural monument in Czech rep., (mid 11th century)
  • pictured: picturesque view of the old town from an oposite slope of the Dyje river valley
Znojmo 48°51' N, 16°03' E



 
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