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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.
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.
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 was the first university in Central Europe established?
In Prague. The Charles University was established by the king of Bohemia, Charles IV of House Luxembourg in 1348. One of its rectors was Jan Hus. Despite wavering times, like conflicts with the Pope, it survived to be one of the oldest universities in Europe in continuous operation and ranks in the upper 1.5 percent of the world’s best universities (Data from 2014-08-12)
What region is not traditionally part of the Bohemian Crown?
Slovakia. The Lands of the Bohemian Crown were a number of incorporated states in Central Europe during the medieval and early modern periods connected by feudal relations under the Bohemian kings. The crown lands primarily consisted of the Kingdom of Bohemia, an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire since 1356, the Duchies of Silesia, and the Lusatias, as well as other territories throughout its history. An idea of a Czechoslovakian union only emerged during the Austro-Hungarian rule over Czechia and Slovakia. [Foto: King Wenceslaus I]
Where does Polka dance come from?
Bohemia. Although the dance did not originate in Poland, the Oxford Etymological Dictionary states that its name is derived from the Czech polka meaning "Polish woman". Until 2009, there was polka category at the Grammy Awards, it was eliminated as the genre got less and less popular.