Presentation made by four Czech people during their Erasmus studies on University of Helsinki on behalf of course called Guidance tutoring. The four cities mentioned are Praha, České Budějovice, Brno and Trutnov as it is the cities which the authors come from.
Jágr:Legend of czech ice hockey.Nowadays most goals, assist and canadian points in NHL (active players)5 times most productive player in NHLmember of the Triple gold club – only few players achieved this: world championship, olympic games and Stanley cup in NHL.Hašek: several awards, highest career save percentage all time, winner of the Stanley cup, olympic games
About 570 metres in length and an average of about 130 metres wide.
Charles University: one of the most oldest universities in Europe – 1348 by Charles IV. Nowadays it consists of 17 faculties with more than 50 000 students.
The National Theatre is the personification of the will of the Czech nation for its national identity. The construction tooked many decades, financing from public collections.World known composers – Smetana, Dvořák – masterpieces The new world symphony, má vlast
Main city square – center of business, traditional setting for demonstrations, celebrations, and other public gatherings.National Museum with the statue of st. Václav on the horse (Wenceslav).Big meeting point.Legend says, that when the worst times come to czech people, the st. Václav with his large army will wake up and will fight agains the enemies, defeat them and serve the piece to Czech country.
A legend, says it that the clockmaker Hanuš was blinded on the order of the Prague Councillors so that he could not repeat his work, and Prague Clocks would remain world uniqu;In turn, he broke down the clock, and no one was able to repair it for the next hundred years.My tip, if you go to Prague, go to the old town Hall Tower during the bells. You will be directly to the trumphet guy who is introducing the Opening ceremonial of clock.
John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles songs. In the socialist era, the wall was many times cleaned ( and than repainted) , as a symbol kapitalism. There were also fights with student and Prague police near the Charles bridge.Today, the wall represents a symbol of youth ideals such as love and peace.
Karlovy lázně: 5 floors – you will meet more turist than the prague people.
Czech Republic presentation
Czech RepublicČeská republika 1
Main facts Population: 10 500 000 Area: 79 000 km2 (2% water) Capital: Prague (Praha) Government:Parliamentary republic Currency: Czech crown (CZK) GDP: $27 000 Time zone: UTC+1 2
History - I Cyril and Metoděj – 9st century Charles IV. – 14st century Jan Hus (The Hussites) –15th century Rudolf II. – 16th century Maria Theresa – 18th century 3
History - II Word War I. – 1914 – 1918 ◦ Formation of Czechoslovakia 28.10. 1918 Word War II. – 1939 – 1945 Communism era – 1948 – 1989 Formation of Czech Republic – 1.1. 1993 NATO – 1999, EU – 2004 4
Currency Since 1993 Lots of security features 5
Some famous Czech people Václav Havel 1st president, writer, Communism dissident Emil Zátopek Helsinki 1952 Karel Gott Včelka mája (Die Biene Maja) 6
Film industry I Served the King of England Krteček (Krtek) Kolja Dark Blue World 7
Ice hockey Czech national sport Most gold medals (6) in modern ice hockey (1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2010) Many players in NHL and KHL 8
Jaromír Jágr, Dominik Hašek Legends of czech ice hockey Jágr: Best Europion player in NHL of all time Hašek: Best Europion goalie of all time 9
České Budějovice city logo city flag city stamp coat of arms 30
České Budějovice• Founded by Přemysl Otakar II. in 1265• 2/3 of the city destroyed by fire in 1641• German speaking until 1880• Rich city • Silver mines • Beer • Salt Reconstructed van in Austria • Textiles, fishery, … • Horse drawn railway (ČB – Linz, the very first on European continent) 31
České Budějovice• Almost 100 000inhabitants(nowadays) • Situated on junction of rivers Malše and Vltava • Lots of artifical lakes around 32
České Budějovice & beer Budějovický Budvar / Budweiser Budvar Several kinds ◦ Pardál (3.8% alcohol by volume) ◦ Budweiser Budvar Pale Beer (4%) ◦ Budweiser Budvar Czech Premium Lager (5%) ◦ Yeast Lager (5%) ◦ Super Strong (7.6%) ◦ non-alcoholic (0.5%) 33
České Budějovice & beer Budvar Factory party In warehouse of the brewery 34
České Budějovice & beer Budweiser trademark dispute World: Budweiser vs Bud ◦ (except Ireland and UK) North America: Czechvar vs Budweiser 35
České Budějovice & products KOH-I-NOR Madeta (Niva) ◦ Similiar to Roquefort ◦ Penicillium roqueforti fungus 36
České Budějovice & sights Přemysl Otakar II Square Wanderers stone Samson’s Fountain Black Tower (16th century) Lann’s Avenue 37
Trutnov„town of a dragon“ town flag coat of arms 38
Trutnov 1260 - first written mention 14th century – dowry town right to brew beer right to trade right to hold the court 16th century – fortification 1866 – Battle of Trautenau 39
Trutnov• placed in the valley of Úpa river at foothills of Giant Mountains (Krkonoše)• 31 000 inhabitants• elevation 414 m 40
Trutnov - sightseeings stone bridge dragon in a park Gablenz townhall Krakonoš square Krakonoš fountain 41
Trutnov - brewery• beer in Trutnov brewed since 1260• brewery built in late 16th century• beer as tribute• 5 different kinds of beer, specialities• Václav Havel brewery from outside logo inner part of brewery 42
Krkonoše Krkonoše clouds Sněžka• Sněžka – 1602 m• the oldest natural park in Czech republic• spring of Elbe 43
Other natural parks Šumava Podyjí České Švýcarsko 44
Some ‘curiosities’ 90% is atheists Population grow (because of immigrants) More people who endorse Jedi Knight faith than Gipsies (last census) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFPH8rNEQd4 45