Saturday, 28 February 2015

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Aviation pioneer Jan Kašpar to get monument in Pardubice

Radio Prague |
5 January 2015

The new Pardubice city council says it does not want to abandon the idea of building a monument on the town’s main square to the Czech aviation pioneer Jan Kašpar.

Dressing up the woman of sticks: the delightful ambiguities of Czech machine translation

Radio Prague |
5 January 2015

If you have ever used a computer translation program you will know what curious things machines can come up with, as they try to cope with the complexities and ambiguities of the language we use.

A Greeting from Castle Hill: an insider's look into Prague Castle's forgotten era

Radio Prague |
5 January 2015

Prague Castle is considered one of the symbols of the Czech state. Once the seat of Bohemian kings, it now houses the Office of the Czech President, and its museums and galleries annually attract millions of visitors.

United Islands hints at a new location

The Prague Post |
2 January 2015

More details will be announced later this month for the 2015 edition of the music festival

Warhol kept home and work worlds separate and wouldn’t speak Carpathian outside family, recalls nephew James Warhola

Radio Prague |
2 January 2015

The recently opened Pop Art Centre in Prague’s Old Town features works by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Indiana.

Official fireworks will be on New Year's Day

The Prague Post |
31 December 2014

Prague doesn't have organised fireworks on New Year's Eve, even though the streets are filled with amateur shows, and some hotels and clubs put on their own private displays. The official show is on New Year's Day at 6 p.m. and lasts for 10 minutes and 15 seconds.

20 destinations for 2015: Plzeň, Czech Republic

Telegraph.co.uk |
30 December 2014

Plzeň is known for its brewery, but as European Capital of Culture in 2015, there will be a whole lot more to this Czech Republic town.

Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015

Prague TV |
31 December 2014

Next year will be rich in extraordinary events in the Czech Republic. Traditional festivals or celebrations shall be topped off in May by the World Championship in Ice Hockey, meanwhile West Bohemian Plzeň shall become the cultural capital of Europe. The project, which starts January 17, will offer more than 50 large shows and over 600 other events during the year.

Skiing tips in Austria with kids

Kids in Prague |
29 December 2014

The Czech republic has many skiing opportunities, but it is nothing like taking off to Austria mountains which is just four hours drive form Prague.

Elephants snack on Christmas trees

The Prague Post |
29 December 2014

The Dvůr Králové Zoo's three African elephants, Saly, Umbu and Kito, received Christmas trees along with their more usual diet of apples, carrots, cabbages, pumpkins and alfalfa.

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