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Oh, the wonderful Vienna!

If you have already explored the beautiful city of Prague, Vienna is only a hop, a skip, and a jump away. Prague boasts beautiful medieval and picturesque charm, a walkable and charming city centre, dramatic river views, great beer, and friendly locals. Vienna, however, has quite a lot to offer as well! We have asked…

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August 23, 2021

Would you dare to try these 10 weird Czech foods?

When it comes to food, the Czech Republic always scores high – from the classic meat and dumpling dishes to the all-popular fried cheese and the scrumptious pastries that melt in your mouth, it is a true foodie paradise. However, like in every rich cuisine, some very weird foods lurk from the back of the cookbook….

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July 15, 2021

What is the story behind the Cyril and Methodius day?

There are two churches to Cyril and Methodius in Prague. One Roman Catholic; the other Orthodox. Both have dealt with a tragedy. One was a short burst of violence during WWII, while the other dealt with the ravages of a massive flood. One is better known by those outside Prague, while the other is more…

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July 5, 2021

National day for the victims of Communism: A story of Milada Horáková

“When you realize that something is just and true, then be so resolute that you will be able to die for it.” – Milada Horáková in a letter to her daughter   On Christmas, 1901, Milada was born in Prague while the city was still part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. By the time she was…

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June 27, 2021

Whatʼs up with house numbering in Prague

So, here you are in Prague. You have some idea of what you want to see, where you want to eat, and a place or two that you will enjoy some fine entertainment. You have your map, the addresses, and maybe a smartphone to help you get around. This is where it gets interesting. I…

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June 15, 2021

A local’s guide to the Castle District

The Castle District, or Hradčany, belongs among the most frequently visited parts of Prague, and for a good reason too! The castle is adorned with the breathtaking St. Vitus Cathedral and surrounded by enchanting royal gardens with unforgettable views. It’s impossible not to fall in love with this area – it feels like travelling several…

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June 7, 2021

Operation Anthropoid – The Story of Brave Paratroopers

“Great crisis produce great men and great deeds of courage.” – John F. Kennedy   On the morning of May 27, 1942, around 10:30, two men, Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, waited in the sharp bend of a road near the Bulovka hospital in Prague 8. Bicycles parked nearby for an escape, and a long…

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May 27, 2021

All you need to know about Prague public transportation

Getting around Prague is really easy. Most places are within walking distance and the public transportation is simply amazing. We are quite proud of it here, as it is in the top 3 best public transport systems in Europe – and rightfully so! Many public transit specialists visit Prague to learn a thing or two….

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May 14, 2021

Who was Matt Konop, the WWII ‘Accidental Hero’?

“I think of the hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” Bob Dylan Two Rivers, Wisconsin is a small town on Lake Michigan. The population is around 12,000 and the only reason you may have heard of it is that it claims to be the birthplace of the…

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May 6, 2021

Why do Czech people burn the witches on April 30th?

Springtime in Prague is beautiful. Plants are just starting to bloom, sidewalk seating spread around town, and the winter coats are shelved for warm weather clothing. But wait! Before we can feel safe knowing the warmth will stay, we need to ensure that the evils of winter are gone. “How does one do that?” you…

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April 28, 2021

Meet Mark, our local expert in Prague

Where are you from and how did you end up in Prague? I am from the city of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, great seafood, and a very friendly atmosphere. I love my hometown but there is a big world to go and see. How did I end up in Prague? I have been…

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April 26, 2021

The Best Films Shot in Prague You Should See Before Visiting 

Even if you’ve never been to Prague before, chances are you’ve already seen it on film without realizing it. After the fall of the Iron Curtain directors swarmed the Czech Republic due to the low filming costs and stayed for the variety and beauty this place has to offer. And it is endless: from Prague’s…

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April 10, 2021

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