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The Christmas market

Radio Prague |
17 December 2009

Every year the start of Advent in late November sees the opening of traditional Christmas markets in the Czech capital. The one on Old Town Square has a history of more than a hundred years.

Italian artist brings art to travelers at Prague's main railway station

Radio Prague |
21 December 2009

Three years ago Prague's main railway station was not a nice place to be. A major reconstruction launched in 2006 is radically transforming the premises which now afford modern terminals, sales counters, boutiques and restaurants. Now the company Grandi Stazioni which is conducting the reconstruction has gone a step further – offering weary travelers some art as well.

The bells of Prague

Radio Prague |
28 December 2009

Looking down on the city, the spires and towers rise up, and of course many of them have bells inside.

A Czech shoe classic gets a makeover

Radio Prague |
27 November 2009

In 2007, Prague graphic design students Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš updated the 1966 model of the classic Czech Botas sneaker for a school assignment. Little did they know that their chic version of the retro sneaker would be a huge hit.

Czech émigré shares emotional memories of fall of Berlin Wall

Radio Prague |
10 November 2009

World leaders past and present on Monday gathered in Berlin for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The celebrations, which are expected to culminate with the toppling of a symbolic wall of dominoes, have attracted more than 100,000 people. One of them is Štepán Benda a Czech émigré who has lived in Berlin since 1968 when he emigrated from communist Czechoslovakia.

Student activists unveil 'present' for Velvet Revolution anniversary

Radio Prague |
11 November 2009

Onlookers applauded as a Prague-based student initiative unveiled a larger than life coil of excrement, sitting pretty on a giant gift box complete with a red ribbon, symbolizing the present they have received from Czech officials for the 20th anniversary of the student protests that triggered the collapse of communism in Czechoslovakia.

Beer for CZK 1.70

Radio Prague |
16 November 2009

Can you no longer remember what life was like under communism? A pub in Prague 3 offers the authentic experience – grubby walls, soiled tablecloths and rude waiters!

New photography exhibition documents final years of communism

Radio Prague |
19 November 2009

Rundown buildings, empty shop-windows and ever-present grayness – that's the focus of a new photography exhibition called 'Tady bylo Husákovo' – now on display at Prague's Louvre Gallery.

A daily diet of history and hindsight

Radio Prague |
19 October 2009

There is currently an around 10-minute edited spot every night on the public broadcaster CT24 entitled ‘20 years of freedom – 20 years without Communist Party propaganda.’

Czechs: a nation of cauliflower eaters

Radio Prague |
9 November 2009

Talking about Czech stereotypes may be a dangerous thing if you are a foreigner, but as a Czech, I feel I have the right to do so.

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