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Bohemian Paradise: a combination of natural and man-made wonders

Radio Prague |
27 July 2020

Bohemian Paradise is a protected landscape area north-east of Prague. The country's first nature reserve, it is a combination of natural and man-made wonders.

Barefoot Tourism association offers network of trails for "Earthing" fans

Radio Prague |
24 July 2020

The wellness trend of walking barefoot or 'Earthing' which aims to reconnect us with Nature arrived in the Czech Republic several years ago. Today it has some 3,000 enthusiastic proponents around the country and a network of barefoot tourist trails where you can try it out.

CzechMate documentary gets Blu-ray release

Radio Prague |
24 July 2020

CzechMate: In Search of Jiří Menzel is the title of an epic documentary recently released on Blu-ray by the UK's Second Run DVD. Director Shivendra Singh Dungarpur's self-financed project was sparked by his love for one Menzel film and grew into a unique, 448-minute portrait of the Czechoslovak New Wave.

New Havel biopic hits Czech screens

Radio Prague |
23 July 2020

A new film about the late Václav Havel enters Czech cinemas on Thursday. Simply entitled Havel, the movie traces its protagonist's journey from dissident to Velvet Revolution leader, while also depicting him as a flawed human being.

Historic part of Czech 'Maginot line' fortress opening to the public

Radio Prague |
23 July 2020

Soon after Hitler came to power in 1933, Czechoslovakia began planning in earnest to build massive fortifications along the border to sustain any first onslaught. Among the most famous is the Hanička Fortress in the Orlické Mountains. An imposing section of that fortress will soon open to the public for the first time in nearly five decades.

Czech 'ESO photo ambassador' Petr Horálek and the Long Tails of Comet NEOWISE

Radio Prague |
23 July 2020

Petr Horálek travels the globe to observe and photograph solar and lunar eclipses, and delivers lectures in schools across the Czech Republic to encourage young people to cast their eyes towards the heavens. Just recently, NASA named his breath-taking picture of the comet NEOWISE – now closer than ever to the Earth – as "Astronomy Picture of the Day".

Czech PM happy with EU recovery deal

Radio Prague |
22 July 2020

Czech PM Andrej Babiš has hailed the hard-won EU recovery deal as an important signal for the future of the alliance. The head of government, who pushed to downsize the grants part of the aid package and change the criteria according to which the money will be distributed, said the outcome would benefit the Czech Republic both directly and indirectly –by helping to revitalize the European economy.

Czechs again free to travel to Estonia and Latvia

Radio Prague |
22 July 2020

Latvia and Estonia have placed the Czech Republic back on their list of coronavirus "safe states" which means that Czechs can again travel to these countries without having to go into quarantine, Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček announced on Tuesday. Negotiations on a reciprocal travel agreement with Tunisia are underway.

Live Films adapts theatre plays for cinema audiences

Radio Prague |
21 July 2020

When theatres and cinemas were obliged to close to help slow the spread of Covid-19, director, screenwriter and playwright Viktor Tauš started looking for a new way to bring his art to audiences. The result is Filmy Naživo (Live Films), a new theatrical film summer project staged outdoors.

Survey: Covid-19 crisis affected a third of Czech employees, drove wages down

Radio Prague |
21 July 2020

The coronavirus crisis has negatively impacted more than a third of employees in the Czech Republic according to surveys by Grafton Recruitment in February and June. About four percent of people between the ages of 18 and 65 lost their jobs during the lockdown while a majority of respondents noted some decline in income.

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