Sunday, 15 December 2019

Life

Forgotten fighter

Transitions Online |
27 November 2019

The first female Nobel Peace Prize winner, an early activist for peace and women's rights, remains largely unknown in her birthplace of Prague.

Honest Guide: Things we lied about

Honest Guide |
26 November 2019

Sometimes we were not so honest in our videos and we decided that it's about time we come clean. We hope this video will help you understand our mindest.

Jan Kasl: In '89 people hoped for hundreds of unique new buildings in Prague

Radio Prague |
26 November 2019

Prague has obviously changed enormously over the last 30 years. But what have been the city's most, and least, impressive construction projects since the Velvet Revolution? After the Dancing House, why did interest in audacious projects seem to cool? Architect and former mayor of Prague Jan Kasl has the answers.

Brno's most beloved tram to return on November 30th

Brno Daily |
25 November 2019

Can you guess what are the most photographed things in Brno in the Christmas season? Thanks to Instagram and other social media sites, the whole world knows the Brno Ferris wheel and the beautifully decorated Christmas tram covered in lights.

10 best things to do in Prague this week

Expats.cz |
25 November 2019

This week eat food inspired by a famous book, shop for Christmas beer or secondhand gifts, and catch a Czech magician in English.

En Experiment in Vivisection: Czechoslovakia's Second Republic 1938-1939

Radio Prague |
25 November 2019

As a result of the Munich Agreement of September 1938, Czechoslovakia ended up losing 30% of its territory, a third of its population and the greater part of its industry and raw materials. Few people had much faith in the country's long-term survival as a democracy amid dictatorships. It was, as Jan Masaryk put it, an "experiment in vivisection". The radio archives give a vivid picture of the consequences of that experiment, which was to last less than six months and end in occupation and eventually war.

Gustav Frištenský - The legendary Czech strongman with a heart of gold

Radio Prague |
25 November 2019

There is a Czech saying which goes "silný jako Frištenský", or to be "as strong as Frištenský". The trained butcher turned Greco-Roman wrestler became a legend in his country and his name remains embedded in popular memory and is also connected to streets, statues, gyms and even beer.

Czech Museum of Music to open for free

Expats.cz |
22 November 2019

The Czech Museum of Music will be open for free today to mark 15 years since it opened in its current location on Karmelitská 2/4 in Prague's Malá Strana district.

30 years after: Border in the head

Transitions Online |
21 November 2019

The barbed wire has vanished, but three decades on from the revolution, the "us/them" mindset still resonates with people on the Czech borderlands.

National Geographic taps Telč as one of 2020's top travel destinations

Expats.cz |
21 November 2019

The fairy tale Czech town could see a big boost in tourism numbers with the mention from the popular travel publication

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