Friday, 4 December 2020

Life

Hometown of Olympic gold medallist Emil Zátopek to immortalize him in bronze

Radio Prague |
22 September 2020

The northern Moravian town of Kopřivnice this weekend officially launched a public collection to fund a statue of favourite son Emil Zátopek – arguably the greatest distance runner in history – in time for the 100th anniversary of his birth next September.

Swimming the English Channel after Covid-19: The challenge and the message

Brno Daily |
21 September 2020

Passionate and perseverant are two words one can use to describe Chun Kong Mak, a Brno-based record-breaking swimmer from Hong Kong. The 34-year-old swimmer works as an analytical chemist in a pharmaceutical company in Blansko while participating in swimming competitions from time to time.

New exhibition depicts life of pre-war Czech-Jewish family

Radio Prague |
21 September 2020

The Winternitz Villa in Prague is housing an exhibition titled "No night so dark". It documents the history of a successful Czech-Jewish family, the Wels', which was almost completely wiped out during World War Two.

Podyjí – the best preserved river valley in the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
21 September 2020

The Podyjí National Park, the only such park in Moravia and the smallest in the country, is somewhat different than the country's mountainous areas. Apart from beautiful views of the meanders of the river Dyje, its main draws are unique animals and plants.

Klatovy: Walking among mummies

Radio Prague |
21 September 2020

Members of the Jesuit order came to Klatovy during the Thirty Years' War in the 17th Century. And they left more than just a few beautiful baroque buildings. One of their legacies is a crypt with dozens of mummified bodies of people who died in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Fun things to do in Prague this weekend

Expats.cz |
18 September 2020

Buchty a loutky open-air puppet show, 600th anniversary of the Battle of Vyšehrad, Dinosaur Saturday at Trilopark.

Samuel L. Jackson tries cursing in Czech to help get out the vote in the US

Expats.cz |
18 September 2020

American actor Samuel L. Jackson promised to teach people to curse in 15 languages if a minimum number made a solid commitment to vote in the upcoming US presidential elections in November.

Reminder: National Cleanup Day coming up on Saturday

Brno Daily |
17 September 2020

September 19th will see the third annual World Cleanup Day since the event was established in 2018. The focus of this year's event is cigarette butts.

Spa town of Františkovy Lázně

Radio Prague |
16 September 2020

The town of Františkovy Lázně is the smallest of the so-called West Bohemian Spa Triangle, but it can certainly measure up to the two larger towns, Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázně.

Czech-Slovak project seeks to understand return of wildcats

Radio Prague |
16 September 2020

The wildcat was thought to have disappeared from the Czech lands following centuries of hunting and deforestation. However, it has been spotted again in recent years on the Czech-Slovak border. Now environmentalists have launched a two-year project to monitor the animal in the area.

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