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Holešov Live Cam, Czech

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Holešov – town in the Zlín region, Czech Republic. The city is located on the western slope of the mountains Gostynskih – western part of the Carpathians. Holesov is well known for its castle with gardens and very unusual complex of the Jewish synagogue, “Polish” type, including decorative iron work of art on the ceilings and walls using floral and animal motifs.

In the town lived a large Jewish community in the first half of the 16th century until World War II, during which almost the entire Jewish population was killed. There is a memorial including a fountain of black stone on the site of the destroyed “new synagogue” at one end of the square. There is also a large Jewish cemetery is a place of pilgrimage for many foreign tourists.

Today, the regional airport in the southern part Goleschova become a strategic industrial zone, one of the largest in the Czech Republic.

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Uherske Hradiste Live Cam, Czech

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The small town of Uherske Hradiste on the Morava River was once a border village. This land has been controversial, for it fought the Hungarians and the Czechs, so it was great courage on the part of the Bohemian King Ottokar II to found a fortified settlement here in 1257. Naturally, there was and its fortress behind walls that can shelter residents during enemy attacks.

Translated from the Czech town called the “Hungarian fortress”. It got its name not once. At first it was called “New Velehrad”, then – “Gradishte”, but in 1587 the city got its present name.

City caused the interest of many foreign conquerors, first of all, thanks to its favorable location. Until the XVIII century, he found himself in the spotlight of the Hungarians, the Hussites, the Turks. The locals devotedly defend his hometown against attacks. Only once the enemy in the face of Prussian troops managed to win Uherske Hradiste.

In the XIX century the city is developing rapidly. People come here for the rest of the famous industrialists of the Czech Republic, for example, Antonin Bata senior. He chose Uherske Hradiste as a place to locate its factory producing footwear. Now we know this company as big shoe concern “Dad.”

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Zelezny Brod Live Cam, Czech

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A small town with a population of just 6,500 people nestled on the picturesque banks of the Jizera River, in the Liberec edge. It is located about 100 km north-east of the Czech capital, and would have been forgotten, but, starting from the XI century to the present day, Zelezny Brod is a center for the production of blown glass and gorgeous jewelry.

Every June, the city hosts the fair and entertaining festival “Glass City» (Skleněné městečko) organized in September.

In the town of Zelezny Brod many old wooden houses belonging to wealthy villagers. Sightseeing is best to start with the Little Square (Malé náměstí), around which is the oldest preserved part of Zelezny Brod.

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