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Tyrš’s Bridge in Plzeň

The first entirely welded arch bridge in the world. It was built more than a century ago.

Underground funicular Theatre Square – Imperial

The oldest underground funicular in Europe.

University of 17th November

A former academic institution, focusing between 1961 and 1974 on educating foreign students, especially from the countries of the so-called Third World. The university was an important place for making international contacts and a uniquely multicultural environment.

Václav Havel Airport in Prague

The largest international airport in the Czech Republic.

Václav Prokop Diviš

Czech Catholic priest, natural scientist and inventor. While trying to prevent a storm, he unwittingly created the first grounded lightning rod.

Bedřich Václavek

Literary and theatre critic and theoretician, Marxist aesthetician, member of the Devětsil group and one of the ideologues of Czech Socialist Realism. He was one of the leading representatives of the Czechoslovak left in literary theory.

Josef Vágner

Czech forester, zoologist, explorer, hunter, photographer, ethnologist and writer, founder and first director of the Safari Park in Dvůr Králové nad Labem.

Vesmír (magazine)

The longest running Czech monthly magazine promoting science and research, especially natural sciences.

Vinohrady Water Tower

Water tower you can live in.

Vltava cascade

A system of nine water reservoirs built in the 1960s. The strongest protection from floods on the Vltava River.

Vysočina bridge

The tallest bridge on the D1 motorway, built in 1978. It spans the valley of the river Oslava in Velké Meziříčí.


The seventh Czech (Czechoslovak) satellite and the first Czech nanosatellite. In service since 2017, it was designed for measuring oxygen levels in the atmosphere and recording cosmic radiation.

Walter Junior

Best-selling car manufactured by the Walter carmaker, based on the Fiat 508 licence.

Walter Lord and Walter Prince

The last cars produced by the Walter car maker from Prague.

Walter Super 6 and Walter Super 6B

Luxury car by the Walter car maker. Its race versions became the fastest car in interwar Czechoslovakia.

Walter WZ / WIZ / WIZI

The first post-war car by the Walter car maker.

Otto Wichterle

World-famous Czech scientist, inventor of soft contact lenses and silon. Founder of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Z 4

The first Czechoslovak car with a front-wheel drive.

ZB vz. 26 light machine gun

Automatic weapon produced between 1926 and 1953 by Zbrojovka Brno and exported around the world. Its modified version known as BREN became one of the legendary weapons of the Second World War.

Milan Zelený

Czech-American economist working in several universities in the USA, Denmark, Belgium, China, India, Brazil, Italy and the Czech Republic.

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