Friday, 21 September 2018

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A pilgrimage to the birthplace of Pilsner beer

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/AP |
14 April 2009

The faintly bitter lager first produced in Plzeň more than a century ago gave rise to a style of beer that has since circled the globe.

Photographer Jiří Jírů on life behind the Iron Curtain, exile and ‘Photostroika’

Radio Prague |
14 April 2009

Jiří Jírů has snapped celebrities ranging from the Bee Gees to Queen Elizabeth II, and spent almost a decade working as President Václav Havel’s official photographer.

Stars Dance for Náruč charity event

Prague.TV |
14 April 2009

he Bios sports hall in Dobřichovice stages the charity dance event Hvězdy tančí pro Náruč ("Stars Dance for Náruč") on Saturday, 18 April.

Tugendhat – A gem threatened with collapse

By Adam Šůra |
Respekt |
29 Dec 2008

Tugendhat (ČTK)

Mies van der Rohe-designed Villa Tugendhat is slowly falling apart, but the planned reconstruction has again been postponed over problems surrounding the tender.

Officials warn pond skaters to take extra caution

Radio Prague |
7 January 2009

Ice-skating. (ČTK)

Winter conditions lure skaters to local ponds.

Kafka gets new digs in his old neighborhood

Czech Business Weekly |
28 January 2009

Franz Kafka Center logo. (COURTESY)

The newly renovated Franz Kafka Center has a feel of the beginning of the last century, and includes a re-creation of Kafka’s actual library of books and magazines.

Christmas Events in Prague

Expats.cz |
10 December 2008

Find about Christmas markets, nativity scenes, and Chrismas concerts.

Svitavy – the birthplace of Oskar Schindler

Radio Prague |
11 December 2008

Ottendorfer Library in Svitavy (Courtesy)

Svitavy has only recently shown its pride in perhaps its most famous native personality – Oskar Schindler.

Konopiště Chateau

Radio Prague |
27 November 2008

Konopiště (Radio Prague)

Visiting Konopiště chateau which once was home to Franz Ferdinand d'Este, heir-apparent to the Austrian throne.

Czech town with 'sad' past fights ghost town image

AFP |
28 November 2008

The old Czech fortress town of Terezín, burdened by its past as a Jewish ghetto and transit camp under the Nazis then an army garrison under the communists, is trying hard not to become a ghost town.

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