Friday, 3 July 2020

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Fun things to do in Prague this weekend

Expats.cz |
3 July 2020

This weekend Prague's airport runway turns into a playground while a number of historic venues are open for free in honor of two Czech national holidays.

Five gov't villas and palaces will open to public for free tours

Expats.cz |
2 July 2020

Thanks to the favorable development of the coronavirus situation, the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic will be opening five of its buildings on different days. The first to open is Kramář Villa on Saturday, July 4.

Visit Prague museums and galleries for half-price admission

Expats.cz |
1 July 2020

Prague City Hall has created another project to support cultural institutions. It will provide a 50% discount on admission to nine selected cultural facilities in July and August when you present a valid Lítačka public transit card.

Milada Horáková: 70 years after her sham trial and execution, Czechs reflect on their communist past

Global Voices |
30 June 2020

A creative visual campaign reopens old wounds in Czech society.

Explore an inflatable world and watch sci-fi films at Brno Observatory

Brno Daily |
30 June 2020

From July 6th-12th, a unique 'Terralóna', an inflatable realistic Earth, will be open for explorers at Brno Observatory. The Observatory will also be screening free sci-fi movies, in their original versions with Czech subtitles.

Helen Epstein: One real skill and one fake one helped my mother survive the Holocaust

Radio Prague |
30 June 2020

Franci's War is the gripping and illuminating memoir of a young Prague woman who passed through several concentration camps but somehow managed to survive the Holocaust.

Day trip to Konopiště castle

Expats.cz |
29 June 2020

June 28 marked the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose beloved hunting lodge and meticulously landscaped grounds comprise the historic complex of Konopiště castle.

Inching eastwards: The re-alignment of Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of the Iron Curtain

Radio Prague |
29 June 2020

The fall of the Iron Curtain is often described as a sudden, unexpected event. The following years during the 1990s saw both a major expansion of NATO eastwards and the geographical retreat of Russia from areas previously seen as within its sphere of influence. Radio Prague spoke to Cold War historian Sergei Radchenko to learn more.

Fun things to do in Prague: live music in the streets and a giant waterslide

Expats.cz |
26 June 2020

This week saw the opening of several important art exhibits while the weekend promises waterside (and water!) attractions.

New book puts spotlight on family of Milada Horáková

Radio Prague |
26 June 2020

Politician Milada Horáková was executed, after a show trial by Czechoslovakia's Communist regime, 70 years ago this Saturday. Ahead of that anniversary, journalist Daniel Anýž has just brought out a new book looking at the fates of Horáková and her family, entitled I Go With My Head Held High.

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