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Česká Skalice (Czech Republic)

Náchod okres, Hradec Králové region

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by andrew weeks
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Česká Skalice flag

[Ceská Skalice flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 6 Aug 2001, after image by PetrExner; adopted 1 Feb 1994

The history of Česká Skalice reaches back to the beginning of the 13th century and includes also many disasters that happened throughout the time. The most famous battle fought between the Prussian and Austrian armies close to the town took place on June 28, 1866. This battle is commemorated by a number of graves and memorials to soldiers killed in the combat. The name of Česka Skalice is closely connected with Božena Němcová - a famous Czech writer, especially with her childhood and her novel "Babička" (The Grandmother). The Dahlia Celebrations that were once attended by young Božena Němcová became the most important cultural and social events of the Czech National Revival period in the 19th century.
Source: the Česká Skalice website.
Jarig Bakker, 9 May 2002


Česká Skalice coat of arms

[Ceská Skalice coat of arms] image from the Česká Skalice website, located by Jarig Bakker, 9 May 2002