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Marian Bridge in Ústí nad Labem

A popular and dominant feature in the city of Ústí nad Labem connecting city districts on the banks of the Elbe.

Masaryk Bridge in Kralupy nad Vltavou

Reinforced concrete bridge with a relief of T. G. Masaryk and the symbol of the town of Kralupy. The only road bridge spanning the river Vltava in the town and its area.

Gregor Mendel

Botanist, teacher and abbot of the Augustinian monastery in Brno. Discoverer of the principles of heredity, which became the basis for genetics. He proved that traits are passed on from parents to descendants in a mathematically predictable way.

Metro M1 trains

Metro trains delivered between 1998 and 2011. They were produced by the company ČKD Transportation Systems and the foreign manufacturers Siemens, AEG and SGP. They are the first brand new metro trains produced directly for Prague metro. They are currently in service on Line C.

Military Technical Museum Lešany

The most important Czech museum of military technology. It has more than 700 exhibits in its collections. It is located in the Lešany municipality, Central Bohemian Region, and is run by the Military History Institute.


The sixth Czech satellite. Its purpose was to measure the density and variations in the upper atmosphere.

Jan Viktor Mládek

Czech-American economist and one of the executive directors of the International Monetary Fund. Art collector and patron of the arts.

Modernised metro train 81-71 M

A modernised metro train that helped revitalise the rolling stock of the Prague metro at the beginning of the 21st century. It represented a complete reconstruction of the original 81-71 trains, used in the Prague metro between 1978 and 2009.

Motor coach class 810

The most widespread class of traction vehicles on Czech railways. Between 1973 and 1982, 860 units were delivered. As its initial faults were often resolved in the way that the orchestrion was played in the popular television series Cottagers (Chalupáři), it is best known under the nickname “orchestrion”.

Motor coach class 860

A type of motor coaches that were intended to become the backbone of light, passenger transportation, however they were never mass produced. The only two prototypes were in service between 1974 and 1998. The absence of mass production was compensated by a mass adoption of trains of class 810, including on lines they were not built for, either by capacity or performance.

Motor unit class 814 (Regionova)

Motor unit for light, passenger transportation on regional railway lines, developed from class 810 motor coaches and class 010 passenger coaches. The modernisation took place between 2005 and 2012 and significantly improved the quality of travel on Czech railways.

Mráz M-1 Sokol

Popular Czechoslovak aircraft from the period after the Second World War. It was used in propaganda campaigns, flying all the way to Cape Town and Melbourne.

Alois Musil

Czech Catholic priest, theologian, expert in Biblical studies, explorer, ethnographer and writer, the most important European orientalist and Arabist of his time.

Narrow-gauge railway in Jindřichův Hradec

The last narrow-gauge railway in the Czech Republic.

Negrelli Viaduct

The longest bridge spanning the river Vltava in Prague. It connects the Masaryk Railway Station with the Bubny district of Prague, via Karlín and the island Štvanice.

New Mill Water Tower

Baroque water tower, many times damaged by fire. It is located approximately 100 metres from the bank of the river Vltava, near Štefánik Bridge.

Antonín Novotný (actor)

Czech film actor from the 1930s and 1940s, who played roles of lovers, and Czech-German chemist who worked with NASA on the development of the space shuttle.

Nusle Bridge

The bridge spans the Nusle Valley in Prague and apart from the road passing over it, there is a Prague metro line running inside it.

NW Präsident

The first car mass-produced on the Czech territory and also one of the first cars in the world.

NW Type B

The first mass-produced car by the NW car maker, also known as “Vicepresident”.

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