St Nicholas Church in Lesser Town
Sep20

St Nicholas Church in Lesser Town

If you are on the way between the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle, you can hardly miss a large Baroque church standing at a sloped Malostranské náměstí (the Lesser Town Square). The church with its large dome and a tall tower is a natural eye-catcher from all directions – including the one from above, i.e. from Prague Castle. A church – or three? The church is St. Nicholas Church. Interestingly, there are no less than three St....

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Vysehrad Castle
Jul01

Vysehrad Castle

At first look, Vyšehrad is a fortress. Situated atop a hill overlooking the Vltava and surrounded by thick walls, it lost its military importance long ago. Instead, it became a major symbol of the Czech national revival in the 19th century and a favorite destination for dat trips too. Vyšehrad may refer to an administrative district which includes also neighboring streets. For some time, it was a town in its own right, but later...

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St Vitus Cathedral
Jun11

St Vitus Cathedral

St Vitus Cathedral is truly a distinctive feature of the Prague Castle and Prague in general. Its great tower punctuates the silhouette of the Prague Castle, which has appeared on coins and banknotes. Standing in the very center of the seat of Czech sovereigns, the cathedral shared most of the moments of Czech history. Even before the advent of Christianity in Bohemia, the place where the cathedral today stands was of utmost...

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Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich
May27

Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

Morning of May 27, 1942 was pleasant in Prague, centre of the Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia. Weather was kind and the war far, far away. People were going to work. From his residence at Panenské Břežany, Acting Reich-Protector and Obergruppenführer of the SS, Reinhard Heydrich’s car was heading to Prague. That day, he was to fly to meet Adolf Hitler in Berlin. It happened when the car with Heydrich slowed to take a sharp turn. A...

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