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What dog breed was created by crossbreeding German Shepherd with wolves?
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. The breed was engineered as attack dogs for use in military special operations done by the Czechoslovak special forces commandos, but were later used for search and rescue.
What are the Czech national colors?
White-red. Traditional colours of the Czech lands were white and red, derived from the Bohemian coat of arms. After Czechoslovakia has been established, the blue colour was added to symbolize colours of Slovakia and distinguish colours from the Polish colours.
Where one might find that clock?
In Prague. The Prague astronomical clock is a medieval astronomical clock mounted on the southern wall of Old Town Hall in the capital of the Czech Republic. It announces every hour with 12 apostles passing by the window above the astronomical dial and with symbolic sculptures moving aside. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Prague.
What's the name of the building where the "Horse" sculpture from the picture is located?
Lucerna/Lantern Palace. Horse (Czech Kůň) is a sculpture of the Czech artist David Černy made in 1999, located in Lantern Palace, Wenceslas Square 38, Prague. The Palace was built by Vácslav Havel, the grandfather of Václav Havel, the later president of the Czech Republic. This statue is supposed to symbolize the Czech tolerance to touching their delicate national subjects and the high level of Czech autoirony. The statue's installation was supported by the Palace's owner and Václav Havel's sister-in-law, Dagmar Havlová.
Which beer name derives from the name of a Slavic god?
Radegast is a Czech beer brewed in Nošovice, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic since 1970, as well as in Šariš Brewery (Slovak: Pivovar Šariš), the largest brewery in Slovakia, located in Veľký Šariš. The beer is named after the Slavic, Moravian-prominent god Radegast. His sacred, temple animal was the horse, In 1068 Burchard, the Bishop of Halberstadt, invaded the country of the Slavic Lutici tribes. His forces razed the pagan temple, and the bishop returned to Saxony riding the sacred black horse.
In which city is the Troja Palace located?
Prague. Troja Palace (Czech: Trojský zámek) is a Baroque palace located in Troja, Prague's north-west borough (Czech Republic), of which name derives from Homeric Troy. It's near to Prague's Vltava River and Saint Clare's and Salabka vineyards. It was built for the Counts of Sternberg from 1679 to 1691. The palace is owned by the city of Prague and hosts the 19th century Czech art collections of the City Gallery.
What place can be proud of having the widest, oldest and most precious book collection in Czechia?
Strahov Monastery. The Monastery was tranformed into the Memorial of National Literature (Cz. Památník národního písemnictví) in 1953. The Strahov Library contains over 200,000 volumes, including over 3,000 manuscripts, 1,500 first prints, many incunables and "early printed books" stored in a special depository. It contains the near-whole collection of western Christianity literature, from its begginings to the end of XVIII century.
Where were sugar cubes invented?
In Moravia. Jakob Christof Rad, born March 25, 1799 in Rheinfelden (present day Switzerland), was a Swiss-born physician and industrial manager. Since 1840, Rad was the director of a sugar refinery in Moravian Dačice, currently in the South Bohemian Region of the CzR. The idea to produce sugar in cube form came from his wife, who cut herself while paring down the standard large, bulky commercial sugar loaf into smaller parts for use at home. He invented the process and associated machinery for cutting large sugar blocks into manageable uniform pieces, which he five-year-patented at the beginning of 1843.