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Czech Republic : The Czech Republic is a republic in Central Europe. Formerly the country formed together with Slovakia the country Czechoslovakia. Czech Republic bordering Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. The capital of the Czech Republic is Prague. The city of Prague has an enormous wealth of historical and cultural monuments. Famous tourist attractions are the burchtheuvel (The Prague castle is still the government and includes a complex of palaces and churches where kings had their residency) with the St. Vitus Cathedral. In the old centre (the former Jewish district Josefov) are synagogues and stately homes in eclectic styles and Jugendstil. It is also the old town square Staromestske Namesti with the statue of Jan Hus, the old cityhall and Tyn church (Tynsky chram). The Wenceslas Square is the repository for celebrations, commemorations and demonstrations. For example this square was full of Protestants at the time of the Velvet Revolution in late 1989. After the failure of the Prague Spring in 1969 put the student Jan Palach himself on fire in the square. On this location are still flowers to memorate him. Other places of interest are: Jewish museum (Zidovske museum), the Golden Street where the Prague writer Franz Kafka lived and the Charles Bridge over the Vltava. Besides Prague a touristic atttraction is Moravia with its city of Brno. It is an attractive hilly landscape with many forests, rivers and fields and contains a number of beautiful castles and fortresses. Although this area is less well known to tourists than Bohemia (the Bohemian Paradise), it is better to visit this part of the Czech Republic.

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