Hussite Wars: Part One
Jan06

Hussite Wars: Part One

Today, I will tell you a little about one of the defining moments of the Czech history which we have already touched in some of the previous articles. Hussite Wars. The series of conflicts lasted 15 years – which was not too long by medieval standards if you remember that at the same time, the Hundred Years’ War was in progress in France. After those 15 years, the Czech society was never the same as before. The causes of Hussite Wars...

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Great railway tips
Dec31

Great railway tips

Railway transport in Prague has passed several periods of wild development. Do you know the Czech republic is the country with the highest density of railway network? Also, Prague is a city with one of the highest densities of station pubs. Of course in terms of travel drinking, nothing can compete with the bar just in the departure lounge at Dublin airport, but Prague station pubs also have great atmosphere. There are weird station...

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Czech Christmas Traditions
Dec20

Czech Christmas Traditions

Christmas time is connected with many traditions and customs. Some are shared by almost all Christian countries but there are many traditions specific for each country. I will tell you about the traditions that are being held in the Czech Republic. Our Christmas start early Christmas (“Vánoce”) means three day of holiday (24th to 26th December). The main day of Christmas for the Czechs is 24th December (while it is a working day in...

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Brief guide to Czech deli food, part 2: Sweet shop
Dec11

Brief guide to Czech deli food, part 2: Sweet shop

Many rumors about strange and rather not easily digestible Czech cuisine are to be found on the internet and in tourist guides. However just a few sources report that Czechs have a big sweet tooth. Many places with a “Cukrárna” sign on them proof that. In fact, the magic word “cukrárna” literary means “sugaria” and do not doubt it is really sweet inside. Czech sweet stuff is a blend of Italian and...

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Old Town City Hall
Dec03

Old Town City Hall

The Old Town City Hall which is known especially for the Astronomical Clock which is frequently featured on the covers of Prague tourist guides, dominates the Old Town Square. However, the Astronomical clock is not the only attraction of this old building. Place of major events The Old Town City Hall was also a place of several major historical moments. In 1458, the Czech estates elected George of Poděbrady Czech King in a situation...

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Prague: Impetus Behind International Student’s Day
Nov17

Prague: Impetus Behind International Student’s Day

Prague origins The 17th of November was declared International Student’s Day in 1941 and is still commemorated – mostly at universities – all over the world. Unfortunately, almost no one knows that the events that led to it happened right here in Prague. It is the only international day that has Czech roots. Demonstrations of 28th October 1939 What happened in 1939? Most importantly, the Czech region of Czechoslovakia was occupied by...

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