Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Shoppers in the Czech border village of Petrovice are inclined to board a Tupolev 104 airplane when they want a coffee or a snack. Find out why this 60-year-old jet aircraft is a good spot to relax.

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Sixty years after she rolled off the Tupolev production line, OK-LDC nowadays does sterling service as a border marker and restaurant by the side of the old post road from Dresden to Prague. Far from any airdrome, tucked away in the hills which separate Saxony from Bohemia, this splendid piece of aviation history looks strangely out of place in the Czech village of Petrovice, just a few hundred metres from the border with Germany.


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This article was published in hidden europe 51.