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Suitcases bring Czech Republic world record

A world record attempt in the Czech Republic has been undertaken to honour the adventurer and polar explorer Jan Eskymo Welzl, known as the Arctic Bismarck. The event, held in the explorer’s home town of Zabreh, saw an attempt to record the highest number of people in one place with traveler’s suitcases. The Guinness Book of Records counted a total of 583 people at the attempt, notching up a new world record.

Suitcases bring Czech Republic world record
People lift old suitcases to surpass the current Guinness record for the number of people with traveler's suitcase on February 16, 2014 in Zabreh, Czech Republic. The event honors the town's adventurer and polar explorer Jan Eskymo Welzl also know as the Arctic Bismarck. The Guinness book recorded a number of 583 people gathering with traveler's suitcases. (AFP/Getty Images)
Suitcases bring Czech Republic world record
People string together a 146 long line of suitcases to surpass the current Guinness record for the number of people with traveler's suitcase on February 16, 2014 in Zabreh, Czech Republic. The event honors the town's adventurer and polar explorer Jan Eskymo Welzl also know as the Arctic Bismarck. The Guinness book recorded a number of 583 people gathering with traveler's suitcases. (AFP/Getty Images)
Suitcases bring Czech Republic world record
People string together a 146 long line of suitcases to surpass the current Guinness record for the number of people with traveler's suitcase on February 16, 2014 in Zabreh, Czech Republic. The event honors the town's adventurer and polar explorer Jan Eskymo Welzl also know as the Arctic Bismarck. The Guinness book recorded a number of 583 people gathering with traveler's suitcases. (AFP/Getty Images)
Suitcases bring Czech Republic world record
People string together a 146 long line of suitcases to surpass the current Guinness record for the number of people with traveler's suitcase on February 16, 2014 in Zabreh, Czech Republic. The event honors the town's adventurer and polar explorer Jan Eskymo Welzl also know as the Arctic Bismarck. The Guinness book recorded a number of 583 people gathering with traveler's suitcases. (AFP/Getty Images)
Suitcases bring Czech Republic world record
A child watches the attempt to surpass the Guinness record for the number of people with traveler's suitcase on February 16, 2014 in Zabreh, Czech Republic. The event honors the town's adventurer and polar explorer Jan Eskymo Welzl also know as the Arctic Bismarck. The Guinness book recorded a number of 583 people gathering with traveler's suitcases. (AFP/Getty Images)
Suitcases bring Czech Republic world record
A child watches the attempt to surpass the Guinness record for the number of people with traveler's suitcase on February 16, 2014 in Zabreh, Czech Republic. The event honors the town's adventurer and polar explorer Jan Eskymo Welzl also know as the Arctic Bismarck. The Guinness book recorded a number of 583 people gathering with traveler's suitcases. (AFP/Getty Images)
Suitcases bring Czech Republic world record
People arrive to take part in an attempt to surpass the Guinness record for the number of people with traveler's suitcase on February 16, 2014 in Zabreh, Czech Republic. The event honors the town's adventurer and polar explorer Jan Eskymo Welzl also know as the Arctic Bismarck. The Guinness book recorded a number of 583 people gathering with traveler's suitcases. (AFP/Getty Images)
Suitcases bring Czech Republic world record
A poodle dog arrives to take part in an attempt to surpass the Guinness record for the number of people with traveler's suitcase on February 16, 2014 in Zabreh, Czech Republic. The event honors the town's adventurer and polar explorer Jan Eskymo Welzl also know as the Arctic Bismarck. The Guinness book recorded a number of 583 people gathering with traveler's suitcases. (AFP/Getty Images)
Suitcases bring Czech Republic world record
A Husky dog carries suitcases to take part in an attempt to surpass the Guinness record for the number of people with traveler's suitcase on February 16, 2014 in Zabreh, Czech Republic. The event honors the town's adventurer and polar explorer Jan Eskymo Welzl also know as the Arctic Bismarck. The Guinness book recorded a number of 583 people gathering with traveler's suitcases. (AFP/Getty Images)
Suitcases bring Czech Republic world record
A Husky dog carries suitcases to take part in an attempt to surpass the Guinness record for the number of people with traveler's suitcase on February 16, 2014 in Zabreh, Czech Republic. The event honors the town's adventurer and polar explorer Jan Eskymo Welzl also know as the Arctic Bismarck. The Guinness book recorded a number of 583 people gathering with traveler's suitcases. (AFP/Getty Images)
Suitcases bring Czech Republic world record
A man dressed in vintage clothing pulls a barrow with suitcases to take part in an attempt to surpass the Guinness record for the number of people with traveler's suitcase on February 16, 2014 in Zabreh, Czech Republic. The event honors the town's adventurer and polar explorer Jan Eskymo Welzl also know as the Arctic Bismarck. The Guinness book recorded a number of 583 people gathering with traveler's suitcases. (AFP/Getty Images)