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STUDENT CITY: Ostrava

The third largest city is Ostrava, the administrative center of the Moravian-Silesian region. Ostrava is situated only 15 kilometers from the border with Poland and is the meeting point of four rivers: Odra, Opava, Ostravice and Lucina. Ostrava used to be a coal-mining and metallurgical center, but in the past three decades, its economic bas …

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STUDENT CITY: Hradec Králové

Hradec Králové is located in the eastern part of Bohemia. The city lies on the confluence of rivers Elba and Orlice and contains many buildings of historical and architectural significance. The city landmarks are the Renaissance White Tower, the Gothic Church of the Holy Spirit, the baroque Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary …

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STUDENT CITY: Olomouc

Olomouc is a city in Moravia and the administrative center of the Olomouc Region. It has about 100,000 residents with a surrounding urban zone of a population of 480,000 people. Olomouc has several historical religious buildings and large squares. The city center is dominated by the Holy Trinity Column, which has been inscribed on the …

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STUDENT CITY: Zlín

Zlín is located in the southeastern Moravia. The city is most famous for the Bata Shoes company which started off as a family business in 1894 and now has over 5,300 shops in more than 70 countries. The city is home to the Tomas Bata University in Zlín, named after the Bata Shoes founder. The …

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STUDENT CITY: Plzeň

Plzen, usually called Pilsner in English, is a city west of Prague. The city is world-famous for its Pilsner beer which was first brewed there in 1842. The dominant landmark of the historical center of Pilsner is the Church of St Bartholomew with a tower over 100 meters high. The University of West Bohemia is …

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STUDENT CITY: Ústí nad Labem

Ústí nad Labem is a city in the north-western part of Bohemia, only 20 kilometers from the border with Germany. It is located in the Labe river valley and the Mariánský Bridge built over the river in between 1993-1998 is considered one of the best structures of recent decades. The city is home to Univerzita …

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STUDENT CITY: Liberec

Liberec is the fifth largest city in the Czech Republic with a population around 150,000 inhabitants. The city is dominated by Ještěd Tower located on the peak of Ještěd hill. In Liberec, there is the Technical University of Liberec which was founded in 1953. The university has around 7,000 students enrolled at seven faculties and …

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STUDENT CITY: Pardubice

Pardubice is an industrial city in the eastern part of Bohemia. The dominant industries are chemical industry, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. In 1950, the Chemical College was founded to make advantage of the extensive opportunities for research in the field provided by the highly developed chemical industry. The character of the college notably changed …

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Beginner’s guide to the Czech Language

The official language of the Czech Republic is Czech. You don’t have to worry about coming to the country without prior knowledge of the language as you’ll have no problems communicating in English in most cities and many Czechs also speak German and Russian. Yet learning a few phrases before you go is never a …

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A Brief History of the Czech Republic

The present-day Czech Republic was first populated by Celts in the 4th century B.C. The Celtic Boii tribe gave the country its Latin name = Boiohaemum (Bohemia). The Celtics were later replaced with the Germanic tribe (around 100 A.D.) and the Slavic peoples (6th century). In 863, the Byzantine Christian missionaries Constantin and Methodius came …

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