Main Railway Station, Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 05.002 E 014° 26.081
33U E 459556 N 5548053
Quick Description: Main Railway Station was inaugurated by the Presidents of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano and the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/6/2013 11:36:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMH1F1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
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Long Description:
EN
In the entrance hall of the Main Railway Station is a plaque with bilingual Czech-Italian text: "To commemorate the inauguration of the Main Station for the Presidents of the Italian Republic and the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus and Giorgio Napolitano on April 14, 2011. Reconstructed thanks to the cooperation of Czech Railways and Grandi Stazioni Czech Republic.

About Main Railway Station
Prague main railway station is the largest and most important railway station in Prague in the Czech Republic. It was originally opened in 1871 and named Franz Josef Station after Franz Joseph I of Austria.
The Art Nouveau station building and station hall were built between 1901 and 1909, designed by Czech architect, Josef Fanta, on the site of the old dismantled Neo-Renaissance station.
In 2011 a refurbishment of the station was completed by Italian company Grandi Stazioni (visit link) , which has leased retail space for 30 years from 2002.

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About Vaclav Klaus
Václav Klaus (born 19 June 1941) is a Czech economist and politician who served as the second President of the Czech Republic from 2003 to 2013. He also served as the second and last Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, federal subject of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, from July 1992 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in January 1993, and as the first Prime Minister of an independent Czech Republic from 1993 to 1997.

Source: Wikipedia


About Giorgio Napolitano
Giorgio Napolitano (born 29 June 1925) is an Italian politician who has been the 11th President of Italy since 2006. A long-time member of the Italian Communist Party and later the Democrats of the Left, he served as President of the Chamber of Deputies from 1992 to 1994 and as Minister of the Interior from 1996 to 1998.
He is the first President of Italy to have been a member of the Italian Communist Party and the first to be elected to a second term as President.

Source: Wikipedia



CZ
Ve vstupní hale Hlavního nádraží Praha je umístena pametní deska s dvojjazycným cesko-italským textem: „Na památku slavnostní inaugurace Hlavního nádraží v Praze za úcasti prezidentu Ceské republiky a Italské republiky Václava Klause a Giorgia Napolitana dne 14.dubna 2011. Rekonstruováno díky spolupráci Ceských drah a Grandi Stazioni Ceská republika“.
What was opened/inaugurated?: Main Railway Station

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: the Presidents of the Italian Republic and the Czech Republic

Date of the opening/inauguration?: April 14, 2011

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