Traveling through different countries
The meeting in the Czech Republic deals with the problems of publishing possibilities and searching on the Internet. An activity Traveling through different countries presents a relation between publication, searching and getting to know interesting places. An aim of the programme Erasmus+ is not only to widen knowledge in a project topic in European context, but also to visit interesting places, improve language skills and establish new contacts.
What´s the point? Let´s have a look at some attractive places near Uherske Hradiste. Learn more about our region. The question is if there are similar places in other countries as well. Are they? Let´s search the rest. We publish the results of our work. Where? On the Internet, of course, even better on project websites, right here.
We are in the open-air museum – Archeoskanzen Modrá, which was built in 2004. We want to introduce you the typical Slavic area from the Great Moravia period. It was in the 9th century. The buildings look exactly like in the period, when they were built. Parts of the Archeoskanzen are towers and wooden gate, which are outside and inside the walls we can see the palace, craft houses for example bakery, fishing house etc. and around us are animals that lived in the same period. Some houses are in the ground, because it was easier for them to build them. And on the top, there is the church. Around the year 867, two men Cyril a Methodius came and gave us language and writing.
EXPOSURE OF AQUATIC ANIMALS
Živá voda in Modrá
In Živá Voda water we meet with life in the water and around the water, with aquatic animals and plants of the Morava river, adjacent creeks and ponds.We see here a typical moravian habitats with their characteristic plants and tree species (for example, chřibské springs, rural herb garden or moravní floodplain forest).This exposure is deliberately built in places where in the past they used to be wetlands and ponds, there are sources of underground water. Archeological findings substantiate the local tradition of fish farming.I see here also a small display vycpanin aquatic birds and mammals. Walls are decorated with photos of fish from Rostislav Stefanek.
In two underground floors peering into the world below the water surface.
The Front part of the water area is used as the exposure lake with its natural functioning and relationships, including small aquatic organisms. We can also freshen up in the natural swimming pool with paddling pool fed by an underground spring with high quality water.(of course now in November we aren’t going there) Planted aquatic plants here operate as root purifier.
Underwater tunnel in fresh water in nature is a unique experiment in the whole of Europe. On the left side you can see the cold-water fish, mountain streams and rivers – Right side belongs mainly to the big fish.
Velehrad is a wellknown pilgrimage place. There live about 1 300 people. It has a close links with the tradition of St. Cyril and Methodius. Velehrad is dated fom the beginning of the 13th century. Velehrad´s Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and St. Cyril and Methodius were the first cistercian monastery in Moravia. Monastery was founded by Vladislav Jindřich and populated by monks. Monastery was built in the Romanesque and Gothic style. It was rebuild in the second half of the eighteenth century to the baroque style.
Monastery was canceled in 1784 and restorated by the Jesuits in year 1890. They lived there untill 1950.
After the second world war the Jesuit college was destroyed and religious life was suppressed. At the suggestion of Dr. Antonín Cyril Stojan (Stojan Grammar School in Velehrad is named after him), Velehrad built a pilgrimage and an house which was finished in 1924. After year 1948 it was changed to the Institute for Social Welfare for Youth. After reconstruction in 1992, it is not only as a pilgrimage and house but it is the meeting place for various movements and the organization of seminars.
In April 1990 the pope John Paul ll. visited Velehrad and gave the Basilica a Golden Rose. Cardinal Tomáš Špidlík is buried in Velehrad basilica behind the altar. Every year on the 5th of July, thousands of people come to Velehrad to celebrate The days of good will.
Moravian Karst, Macocha Abyss
Moravian Karst is one of the most important Karst area in the central Europe. The rocks are from limestone. It is belonge to CHKO (protected landscape area). There are 1100 caves, but only 5 are open for public. In them you can see many of stalaktites. People started to discover these caves in the 17th century. In caves we can see some fish, bats, spiders and beetles. The dominant of Moravian Karst is Macocha abyss. It is about 190 meters deep with lakes which are in this abyss. Sightseeing is divided to two parts, the first one you are going and another one you are going by boat. In summer months it is good to visit Moravian Karst by a bike.