The Czech Republic Area: 78,886 square metres Population: 10,287,189 inhabitants Member of NATO since 1999 Member of EU since 2004
Politics - The CR is a parliamentary democracy • The House of Deputies (200 members) • The Senate (81 members) re-introduced in 1996 - The executive branch is represented by the government and the president. - President appoints the Prime minister,usually from a winning party, to form a government.
Nature Mountains • Krkonoše,Šumava,Krušné Mountains,Jizera Mountains,The Ore Mountains,Jeseníky and Beskydy • The highest peak is Sněžka (1,602 m) • The major Czech river is the Elbe rises in Krkonoše National parks • Krkonoše, Šumava
The Historical Centre of Prague • listed in UNESCO in 1992 The top Czech destination - Prague Castle • St.Vitus Cathedral • Charles Bridges
The Historical Centre of Český Krumlov - listed in UNESCO in 1992 - Český Krumlov is very popular tourist attraction boasts castle, chateaux complex and historical centre • Vítkovci and Rožmberkové • Egon Schiele celebrated here
The Historical Centre of Telč • The town’s square offers combination of Renaissance and Baroque houses • Telč also have a chateaux in the town.
The Pilgrimage Church of Jan Nepomuk in Zelená Hora • The star shaped pilgrimage church built by Santini-Aichl • The chuch is characteristic of Baroque-Gothic style • The building includes a lot of complex symbolsm based on the number five
Kutná Hora • A medieval ming town, which became rich of its silver deposits • Church of St.Barbara is famous for historical centre in Kutná hora. • Church of St.Barbara is gothic architecture built. The built was begun to built in 1388, but wasn’t completeduntill 1905.
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape • This chateaux complex is in South Moravia. • The chateaux complex is combination of Baroque and Neo-Gothic styles stands in the largest park in the CR.
Holašovice • This village is in south Bohemia represents a rural style architecture, known as folk baroque
Kroměříž Castle and Gardens • Kroměříž Castle was a summer residence of Olomouc bishops • Kroměříž’s palace is considered a Baroque architecture • The castle houses have an art collection,including works by Titian.
Litomyšl Castle • Litomyšl Castle is one of the most important examples of Renaissance architecture in Czech Republic • It is an important venue for cultural events, the most popular is opera festival Smetana’s Litomyšl
Holy Trinity Column Olomouc • The town of Olomouc is an important medieval town and a university centre • The attraction of Olomouc is Baroque memorial column which is the talles in Czech Republic. (35 m)
Villa Tugendhat in Brno • The functionalist Villa Tugendhat was based on a design of a major modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe,made in 1928.
Třebíč • Historacal centre of Třebíč includes St.Prokopius’ Romanesque-Gothic basilica