Sunday, 19 January 2020

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130th anniversary of birth of great interwar writer Karel Čapek

Radio Prague |
10 January 2020

Thursday marked the 130th anniversary of the birth of the Czech novelist, dramatic and journalist Karel Čapek. Seen as one of the greatest literary figures of Czechoslovakia's First Republic, the science-fiction pioneer is perhaps best-known today for having given the world the word "robot".

Prague Zoo sees record number of visitors in 2019

Expats.cz |
9 January 2020

A new Prague Zoo visitor record was set, with 1,456,526 people paying admission in 2019, breaking the 2016 record by 8,173. The zoo is one of the top attractions in the Czech Republic.

Memorial service for Czech civic activist today in Prague, event in her honor next week

Romea |
8 January 2020

Mourners will be able to pay their final respects to the late actress and civic activist Táňa Fischerová today, 8 January, in the the Great Ceremonial Hall of the Strašnice Crematorium in Prague. She passed away on 25 December 2019 at the age of 72.

In Photos: Visit the old reservoir system under Žlutý kopec

Brno Daily |
8 January 2020

A new entrance to one of the reservoirs under Žlutý kopec, with two-wing doors, has been built by the City of Brno. This is the city's first step to make future use of the underground space that could be used in numerous ways, from a tourist site to a set for filmmakers.

Train for the Prague Marathon and Half Marathon for free this year

Expats.cz |
8 January 2020

RunCzech and the newly opened Adidas Runbase in Karlin are inviting beginners and skilled runners alike to train for upcoming runs with a coach.

Chimpanzee born in Plzeň Zoo, the first in 17 years in CR

Prague Daily Monitor |
7 Jan 2020

A newborn Chimpanzee was born at the Plzeň zoo on New Year's Day. The last birth was in 2003, also in Plzeň, stated the spokesperson for the Plzen zoo Martin Vobruba.

Canada come from behind to earn 18th world junior men's ice hockey title

Insidethegames.biz |
6 January 2020

Canada claimed its 18th International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship title in the Czech Republic on Sunday with a dramatic 4-3 win over Russia in front of a sell-out 8,693 crowd at the Ostravar Aréna.

Brno to celebrate International Day of Silly Walks this Saturday

Brno Daily |
6 January 2020

Last year, several dozen people joined the silly walk parade around the centre of Brno. This year, the organizers are calling on all Monty Python fans to help break the record of 200 silly walking participants.

10 best things to do in Prague this week

Expats.cz |
6 January 2020

Post-holidays it's time to practice a little hygge in Prague: snuggle up with coffee, board games, knitting, and Scandinavian film.

1945-1948: From liberation to Stalinism

Radio Prague |
6 January 2020

The radio played a major role in the Prague Uprising, and through the archives we can map how the city liberated itself from the German occupiers. In the two years that follow, the radio archives give us a picture of a Czechoslovakia returning to some kind of normality, but in February 1948 everything changes.

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