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Visegrad Citadel - Hungary
In the past and now
The history of this exceptional place is the key to develop political awareness of the modern Central European countries.
It is where the kings of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary, for the first time, initiated so called Congress of Visegrad in the 14th century.
Poland, an exceptionally interesting country in terms of historical, political and cultural background, situated along the Vistula River (length of approximately 1047 kilometers) - borders on two countries belonging to the Visegrád Group - Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The total GDP amounts to 614,2 billion USD, thereby placing Poland as the country with the highest GDP index among nations of the Visegrád Group.
At Visegrad coetus you will learn about cooperation between Poland and southern neighboring countries, historical "pathway" which unites nations, political and territorial conflicts in the 20th century, as well as current tightening multilateral relations.
Slovakia is a mountainous country located in the center of the Visegrád Group. From the highest peak of Tatra Mountains - called Gerlach - (2655 m a.s.l., when accompanied by good visibility, we may observe northern neighbors - Poland and the Czech Republic, whereas the Danube - the second longest river in Europe - connects Slovaks with Hungarians.
At Visegrad coetus you will learn about history of Slovakia, national identity of Slovaks, cooperation within Czechoslovakia until year 1993 and the current position of Slovakia in the international arena. Also, we will determine if Janosik really came from Slovakia!
Czech Republic/Czechia – a country widely known for its dumplings, as well as recognized for the good soldier Švejk, along with Jožin z bažin - borders on Poland and Slovakia, two countries belonging to the Visegrád Group. According to the information published by the World Bank those countries belong to 31 of the wealthiest nations in the world.
At Visegrad coetus you will embark upon a journey to discover the most beautiful and interesting - historically and culturally wise - places of the Czech Republic. Moreover, you will learn about linguistic differences between Czechs, Slovaks, and Poles, and resulting from them, now and then, amusing misunderstandings!
Hungary: "Pole and Hungarian, two good friends" - is it actually true? How did the Polish-Hungarian relations shape as far back as the 11th century A.D? How Hungarians perceive Slovaks? Finally, how Victor Orbán transformed Hungary by implementing new constitution, which was enacted on 18th of April 2011? You will learn these facts at Visegrad coetus!