Who is Havel?

  • (noun): Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936).
    Synonyms: Vaclav Havel


The Havel ( ) is a river in north-eastern Germany, flowing through the German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Berlin and Saxony-Anhalt. It is a right tributary of the Elbe river and 325 km (202 miles) in length. However the direct distance from its source to its mouth is only 69 km (43 miles)

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Navigation - Plaue To Havelburg
... Plaue to the confluence with the River Elbe at Havelburg is administered as part of the Untere Havel–Wasserstraße ... or from the River Rhine and the west of Germany take the Elbe–Havel Canal at Plaue ... Whilst the lower reaches of the River Havel provide the most direct route to Hamburg and the North Sea ports, variable water levels in the River Elbe affect ...
Gustav Havel
... Gustav Havel (born 27 August 1930) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from the former Czechoslovakia ... Havel began his Grand Prix career in 1961 with Jawa ...

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    People have passed through a very dark tunnel at the end of which there was a light of freedom. Unexpectedly they passed through the prison gates and found themselves in a square. They are now free and they don’t know where to go.
    —Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.
    —Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
    —Václav Havel (b. 1936)