The Town of Havlíčkův Brod

Havlíčkův Brod is the largest town in the Czech part of the Vysočina Region. The decisive moment that made the rural town an important industrial centre of Vysočina was the construction of the railway of the Austrian Northwest Railway and the train station in Brod. Německý Brod, today’s Havlíčkův Brod, thus became the transport centre of the region.

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Karel Havlíček Borovský

Karel Havlíček Borovský The founder of political journalism, writer and poet. European-type thinker, political and economical liberalist. His poetry significantly influenced the development of Czech satire. Because of his brave struggle against the Austrian absolutism and his tragic fate he became the symbol of struggle against oppression and of loyalty to the idea of democracy and liberty.

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History of glassmaking in the region of Havlíčkův Brod

Havlíčkův Brod has a famous tradition in the glass industry. Read a brief overview of the history of glassmaking in our region.

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