Category Archives: Czech Republic

Tábor, Czech Republic

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I received this card already a couple of while ago, from Sandra in Czech Republic. I assume she got my adress from this site, so thank you very much Sandra, a card for you is on its way.

Tábor is a city of the Czech Republic, in the South Bohemian Region. The name became popular and nowadays translates to “camp” or “encampment” in Czech.

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There are over 2.000 castles, keeps and castle ruins in the Czech Republic, one of the highest density in the world.

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Prague, Czech Republic

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I got this card from my sister Mareike who went to Prague for a little trip 🙂 Danke Schwesterherz ♥

I think this might be the third card I received from Prague, but after all I really don’t get sick of the sight! Prague is just beautiful.
It is also called the golden city and the city of bridges. There are so many lovely bridges. You get a glimpse of it at this card! Imagine going over one of these bridges and just looking into the water..maybe the sun is shining and the water starts to sparkle and to shine.. Wouln’t that be just awesome?

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Prague, Czech Republic No.2

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Here I got a nice card from Czech Republic! Thank you Alice!

As there is already an entry about Prague (-> look it up here) I found a great video about the 10 things you need to see in Prague! enjoy!

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Těrlicko, Czech Republic

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Here goes a very nice card from Czech Republic!! Thank you very much Veronika!

Těrlicko is a village in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has 4,202 inhabitants (2001 census) and Poles constitute 12.9% of the population. It lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia.

The village is made up of three administrative sections (formerly independent villages): Dolní Těrlicko (Polish: Cierlicko Dolne), Horní Těrlicko (Cierlicko Górne), Hradiště (Grodziszcze). Among other parts of municipality there is also a former village of Kostelec (Kościelec).

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Prague, Czech Republic

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Jeeii! A great card from Czech Republic! Thank you Jessie!

Prague, also called “the golden city”  is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republicc. It is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union It is also the historical capital of Bohamian proper.
Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus then also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.
Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Here are some facts:

1. Interesting fact: Skoda, a local car manufacturer, is one of only four automobile trademarks that can claim a more than 100-year-old history. The company was founded by Mr. Emil Skoda. Skoda means “pity” in Czech.

2. Weird fact: The Old Kladbury Horse is considered a Living Work of Art and listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It’s the only horse bred for ceremonial purposes at royal courts.

3. Random fact: Czech pucks do not leave black smudges. The exact formula of the Gufex pucks, manufactured in a Moravian village, is a secret.

4. Useless fact: The Czech Republic has the largest network of signposted footpaths in the world. As of 2002, more than 38,000 kilometers of paths have been signposted.

5. Fun fact: The first sugar cubes were made in the Czech town of Dacice in 1841.

6. Educational fact: The word “robot” is Czech. It first appeared in a drama written by Czech playwright and journalist Karel Capek called R. U. R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots). It was actually his artist brother Josef though who came up with the word.

7. Historical fact: Prague Castle, begun in the 9th century, is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest castle in the world.

8. Medical fact: Czech doctor Jan Jansky was the first to divide blood into four types in 1907.

9. Outer Space fact: Neil Armstrong played Czech composer Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony on the moon.

10. Religious fact: The Infant Jesus of Prague is one of the oldest and most revered images of Jesus. Credited with miracles and healing, people from all over the world have sent it dresses, which are on display at Church of Our Lady Victorious.

11. Natural fact: Pravcicka Brana is the highest natural arch in Europe. Located in northern Bohemia along the German border, it is 21 meters high with a span of 26.5 meters.

12. Sobering fact: In 1951, Dr. Jaroslav Skala created the first “sobering-up station” for those who’d enjoyed the pub a bit too much. It was to act as an introduction to his treatment facility for alcoholics. His treatment was based on routine, community order, work, sports and singing anti-alcohol songs.

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Třeboň, Czech Republic

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Another nice postcard from Czech Republic! Thank you Ade’la!

Třeboň is a little town in south bohemia and to this city belongs also the castle Třeboň. Very nice. I like castles 🙂

What is you favourite castle? Mine is Nymphenburg in Munich 🙂

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p.s.: A postcard from the Netherlands. Thank you Brigitte

 

Skalná, Czech Republic

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Another postcard from Czech Republic! Thank you Iveta!

Skalná is very close to the german border. Its former name was “Wildstein”(Vildštejn) named by the castle. It belomged to Germany once. But it was rechristened in the year 1950.

Skalná is located in Bohemia. When I hear the word Bohemia I have to think of the Sherlock Holmes story “a scandal in bohemia” by Sr Arthur Conan Doyle. If you have time, read the stories about Sherlock Holmes! They are brilliant!

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p.s.: A postcard from the Ukraine! Thank you Kristina! I love black/white cards!