A team of explorers recently found the world’s deepest underwater cave located in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. A Czech-Polish expedition, led by the legendary Polish diver Krzysztof Starnawski, descended deep into the flooded limestone cave called Hranice Abyss and found it to be far deeper than previously thought. According to their measurements, the cave is 404 meters deep, 12 meters deeper than the previous record holder, 392-meter-deep Pozzo del Merro in Italy.
A team of explorers has just confirmed that Hranice Abyss, located in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, is deepest underwater cave on the planet. A Czech-Polish expedition, led by the legendary Polish diver Krzysztof Starnawski, descended deep into the flooded limestone abyss Hranicka Propast this week and found it to be far deeper than previously thought. The underwater cave is 404 meters deep, making it the deepest underwater cave in the world, 12 meters deeper than the previous record holder, 392-meter-deep Pozzo del Merro in Italy. News of the discovery appeared in the National Geographic which co-funded the expedition.
The Czech cyclist Leopold König has announced that he will return to Germany’s Bora, for which he will be team leader in the 2017 Tour de France, iDnes.cz reported on Tuesday. There had been speculation during this year’s Tour de France that the Czech would rejoin Bora (formerly known as NetApp-Endura), which has also made other significant reinforcements ahead of next season. König, who is 28, signed on with the world’s wealthiest cycling stable Team Sky in 2015.
Cyclist Ivo Koblasa has achieved the best result for a Czech so far in the Paralympics taking place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The 23-year-old took sixth place in the 3,000 metres individual pursuit with a time of 3.55.43. The time for Ivo, voted the best handicapped Czech cyclist for 2014,is reckoned to be a promising indication that the can be among the medals in upcoming events.
Nymburk is a small town located about 30 kilometres north-east of Prague. It is situated on the banks of the Elbe river, which flows westwards from its source in the Krkonoše mountains, and along an area of vast plains stretching from beyond Hradec Králové all the way into Prague. Nymburk lies at the heart of this absolutely flat landscape – there’s not a single hill in sight here.
Tourists are getting ripped off even more in Czech tourist hotspots by retailers and restaurant owners, according to figures from the Czech Trade Inspectorate. It found around 40 percent of businesses were guilty of unfair practices in the second quarter such as overcharging with restaurants frequently selling short portions of food and drinks. This compares with around a third carrying out such practices in the same quarter of 2015. The office handed out fines in 148 cases with the total amount of fines coming to 300,000 crowns.
The Prague-based company Homeport, which is operating successful bike sharing schemes all around the world, including Great Britain, France or Saudi Arabia, is planning to launch its services in Prague. The company wants to take part in a public tender for bike sharing operators, which should be announced by Prague City Hall by the end of the year. Apart from traditional bikes, Homeport would also like to introduce electric bikes, which they believe are the best solution for Prague’s hilly terrain.
The 125th anniversary of the opening of Prague’s Petřín Lookout Tower is being marked this weekend. Among the events taking place is a guided tour of Petřín hill by the curator of an exhibition at the lookout tower exploring its history. The 65 metre structure and the cable car leading up to it were opened in 1891 in connection with the Jubilee Provincial Exhibition held in Prague in that year. The lookout tower was inspired by the Eiffel Tower.
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