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Loket Castle, Czech Republic

October 13th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Loket (English translation: Elbow) is a town with a population of around 3,000 inhabitants in the Sokolov District, within the Karlovy Vary Region, of the Czech Republic .

The town is surrounded on three sides by the River Eger and the centre of the town, which features a 12th Century castle and walled defences, is preserved as a national monument.

Loket Castle (Czech: Hrad Loket) is built in the Gothic style.

Every year the town plays host to an Opera festival, with performances by the Czech National Opera, in an outdoor amphitheatre with the Castle as a backdrop and is also host for the Czech motocross Grand Prix. The town centre and castle were both used as locations in the 2006 version of Casino Royale as the town in Montenegro at which Bond meets Mathis, his contact in Motenrgro.

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