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A Comprehensive Guide to Czech Christmas Traditions (Part 1)

Christmas in the Czech Republic involves a combination of pagan and Christian traditions. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between the two, but it doesn’t matter too much, for we love them all irrespectively. There used to be major celebrations of winter solstice already before the birth of Jesus Christ. Also known as midwinter, the…

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December 9, 2021

A leap for democracy: the story of the Velvet Revolution

The Velvet Revolution was “swift, entirely non-violent, joyful and funny.” Timothy Garton Ash, historian   On November 17, 1989, a student march in Prague set in motion a change that would affect the entire country. Within 12 days of this march, the Communist government was falling apart and just after Christmas 1989, Czechoslovakia would become…

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November 17, 2021

Everything you need to know about Prague’s Christmas Markets 2021

Imagine this: you are in Prague for Christmas and wondering what is the best place to soak in the holiday atmosphere. Well, there is a simple answer: you shouldn’t miss the Christmas markets throughout the city. Or actually… this year it is, again, more like Christmas hotspots all over the city. Just before all the…

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November 13, 2021

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

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

A Comprehensive Guide to Czech Christmas Traditions (Part 2)

Christmas takes a lot of preparation. Czech people are crazy about tidying up for this occasion. Christmas cleaning is actually a special term in our language. It involves cleaning everything you come across at your place, including windows, no matter the weather. Even if it is freezing outside, this just needs to get done. Your…

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December 13, 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

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