Monday, 9 December 2019

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2020-21 NHL season to open in Prague as Boston Bruins take on Nashville Predators

Expats.cz |
12 November 2019

Boston Bruins and Czech hockey stars David Pastrňák and David Krejčí will kick off their NHL season in the Czech Republic next autumn.

Magdaléna Platzová: I was fainting with fear on Národní

Radio Prague |
12 November 2019

Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution was sparked by a student demonstration on November 17, 1989 that was brutally quelled by riot police. Among those on the front line of those clashes was writer Magdaléna Platzová. At 17 years old she had already taken part in a number of demonstrations. But, she says, nothing prepared her for the violence that surrounded her on Prague's Národní St. on that now famous day.

Places of the Velvet Revolution: Národní

Radio Prague |
12 November 2019

As the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution draws near, we take you to places that played a significant role in the events leading to the collapse of the Communist regime 30 years ago. In the first episode of our mini-series, we visit Národní třída, the scene of a brutal police crackdown on an unarmed student demonstration on November 17. It was this event that marked the beginning of the revolution.

Rich programme at Charles University to commemorate events of 1939/1989

UniMedia |
12 November 2019

Czechs will be marking the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, which began on November 17, 1989. Fifty years earlier, November 17 had seen the execution of nine students and professors by the Nazis. Both 1939 and '89 figure strongly in commemorative events and celebrations in the days ahead.

It's cold outside, so visit your local library

Brno Daily |
11 November 2019

Introduce your kids to the world at one of the many libraries around Brno. The possibilities are endless.

10 best things to do in Prague this week

Expats.cz |
11 November 2019

This week sees citywide parties, parades, concerts, and exhibits marking 30 years since the Velvet Revolution.

Czechs and Germans in 1930s Czechoslovakia: a complex picture

Radio Prague |
11 November 2019

The Czech Radio archives give us a rich and nuanced picture of the months leading up to the Munich Agreement of September 1938 that resulted in Nazi Germany annexing huge areas of Czechoslovakia. The archives offer a sober warning of how easily a democratic state can be shattered through rumour, lies and propaganda.

In Prague, judging home-brewed beer like a local

Petaluma Argus Courier |
8 November 2019

As beer and food writers, we often try to coordinate our travel plans with a barbecue or beer judging competition. Lucky for us, the Prague Homebrew Competition lined up with our planned tour of the Czech Republic to study as many Czech style lagers as we can.

In Photos: A new home for Brno's llamas

Brno Daily |
8 November 2019

Lamacentrum, located in the "Jungle Quarry" in Brno, is run by the non-profit Hády Land Association. The place, which was closed for many years and overgrown with weeds, now runs educational programs for children.

Prague Zoo offering CZK 1 entry for kids during teachers' strike

Expats.cz |
6 November 2019

Many schools in Prague and across the Czech Republic will be closed November 6 due to a teachers' strike. Prague Zoo in response is reducing the admission fee for children and students during the strike, and for adults.

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