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Class 498.0 and 498.1 steam locomotives

Post-war steam locomotive produced by Škoda, famous for its attractive blue and red paintwork, which earned it the nickname Albatros.

Class 830 and 831 motor coach

The first larger four-axle diesel-electric motor coach delivered to the Czechoslovak State Railways after the Second World War. Its more than sixty-year service on Czech railway tracks make it one of the longest-used railway vehicle in the Czech Republic.

Cloak Bridge in Český Krumlov

Seven-storey bridge in Český Krumlov and a popular tourist attraction.

Carl Cori

Cori was a prominent physician, biochemist and scientist. In 1947, he and his wife Gerty Theresa Cori received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Gerty Theresa Cori

American physician of Czech-Jewish descent. The first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1947). Wife of physician Carl Cori.

Covered footbridge Na Rechlích near Český Krumlov

The longest covered wooden footbridge in the Czech Republic. It is on the list of protected cultural monuments.

CSA SportCruiser

Aircraft from Kunovice that is popular around the world. Hundreds of units fly on almost all continents.

CZ 75

Semi-automatic pistol produced by Česká zbrojovka from Uherský Brod, which due to its revolutionary construction became one of the most numerous and commonly copied pistols in the world.

Czech historiography of the 20th century

Period of the greatest development of Czech historiography. In the 20th century, independent Czech historiography dealt with many topics in politics, public discussions and interest, and defined the way the Czech civil society created its historical memory.

Czech national corpus

An extensive database of authentic Czech texts, which can be used to do research on the real use of the Czech language owing to special software. The Czech corpus is comparable with the corpora of other languages in its richness and linguistic processing.

Czechoslovak interwar fortifications

A system of concrete forts and bunkers built between 1935 and 1938 for the purposes of defending Czechoslovakia against attacks from Germany, Poland and Hungary. Today, they are the most visible symbol of the Czechoslovak society’s resolve to defend its country against Hitler’s aggression.

Čech Bridge

The tenth bridge spanning the Vltava. It is also the shortest bridge on the Vltava in Prague.

Čeňkova Pila Hydroelectric Power Station

A small hydroelectric power station that has been continuously operating for more than 100 years.

Václav Černý

Literary historian, critic and essayist, comparatist, expert in Romance studies and translator. He participated in the renewal of interest in Baroque culture and other literary and social activities.

Českomoravská-Kolben-Daněk (ČKD)

One of the largest and oldest engineering and electrotechnical brands in Czechoslovakia. In its time, one third of all trams in the world were produced in the ČKD factories.

Dalešice Brewery

Brewery in southern Moravia famous for appearing in the film Cutting It Short (Postřižiny) and also for its traditional beer making.

Diana funicular

The youngest funicular in Karlovy Vary.

Dlouhé Straně Hydroelectric Power Station

Hydroelectric power station that is named one of the seven wonders of the Czech Republic.

Josef Dobrovský

Linguist, lexicographer, historian, polyglot, one of the most important Enlightenment intellectuals. He founded Slavonic studies, linguistic and literary-historical Bohemian studies, as well as Palaeoslavonic studies, described the modern literary Czech language, stimulated the development of national revival in the Czech and other Slavonic peoples.

Václav Dolejšek

Czech natural scientist, physicist and teacher in the area of x-ray spectroscopy and nuclear physics, founder of the Spectroscopic Institute at Charles University.

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