Prague Uprising
May01

Prague Uprising

Before the uprising In the first days of May 1945, World War II was approaching its end in Europe. Berlin was conquered by the Red Army and Hitler had killed himself. However, for the occupied Bohemia and Moravia, the war was not over yet. In fact, it was one of the last remaining territories under Nazi rule. In eastern Bohemia, a huge Army Group Centre (Heeresgruppe Mitte) still stood against the Soviets as an organized fighting...

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Communist Coup of 1948
Feb24

Communist Coup of 1948

Magical number eight in Czech modern history History of the Czechoslovak state in 20th century has several milestones. Interestingly, most of them happened in year ending with number eight: the Czechoslovak Republic gained independence in October 1918, lost its border regions inhabited by Germans to Hitler’s Nazi Germany by the Munich Treaty in September 1938 (Nazi occupation of Bohemia and Moravia followed in March 1939); the...

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Restaurants in Prague: General Tips
Feb16

Restaurants in Prague: General Tips

With the policy the airlines employ today towards luggage, I can hardly imagine that someone could pack enough food to sustain the whole trip to a foreign country. Sooner or later, one has to come to a restaurant. Prague has a lot to offer in this regard. Eat like at home. Fast food? Of course, you can avoid risks and use the fruits of globalization. That means that we also have your already known hazards such as the fast food chains...

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Hussite Wars: Part Two
Feb03

Hussite Wars: Part Two

In the first part (published at www.prague.tips on January 06, 2015), we have left the Hussites in year 1420 when they have survived and then broken the first crusade against them. Jan Žižka During 1419 and 1420, the military genius of Jan Žižka came into the spotlight. It was him who led several dozens of defenders of a small fort on Vítkov hill against hundreds of crusaders. Jan Žižka, military leader of the Tábor Hussites,...

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Toulcův Dvůr
Jan25

Toulcův Dvůr

In Prague, one can be sometimes surprised by finding something unexpected for the location. In Hostivař, in the very neighborhood of Sídliště Košík, a monstrous complex of big square buildings built in the commie times, an apparation of rural period can be seen. Centre for ecological education Toulcův dvůr (Toulec farmyard) is a complex of historically valuable buildings that survived the brutal rebuilding of the originally...

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Brewery called Hostivař is actually in Horní Měcholupy
Jan13

Brewery called Hostivař is actually in Horní Měcholupy

Microbrewery offensive So it came to pass that the number of microbreweries started to grow dramatically. People who are familiar with Únětice brewery situated in a few miles north from Prague have witnessed the successful expansion into Prague pubs, bars and restaurants. And this was not only successful microbrewery. However, for some reason, these had been being established mainly on the western bank of the City, or around its...

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