Thursday, 25 April 2019


"Několik vět" petition marked the final months of communism in Czechoslovakia

Radio Prague |
30 June 2009

In June 1989, a group of people around the dissident and future president, Václav Havel, put together a petition to the communist authorities asking them to stop oppressing freedom in the country. Over five months, more than 40,000 Czechs and Slovaks signed the Několik vět petition, fuelling the demise of communism in Czechoslovakia.

The beach life, where you might least expect it

New York Times |
21 July 2009

Smíchov Beach on the Vltava River is notable not just because Prague isn’t exactly famous for its beaches, but because of its proximity to so many architectural gems.

A visualization of beer consumption by country

Prague Daily Monitor |
21 July 2009

Each year, the Czech Republic consumes the most beer per capita, regularly hitting around 160 liters for every Czech man, woman and child. But how does that compare to other countries?

Třeboň |
20 July 2009

This South Bohemian town offers nature, beer and history for all.

Castle architect to revive Ostrava's 'steel town'

By Zuzana Kubátová | Hospodářské noviny |
20 Jul 2009

The steel company Vítkovice will build a congress and education centre in its 100-year-old property, which has cultural landmark status.

Rare black truffles uncovered in central Moravia

Radio Prague |
17 July 2009

In the Czech Republic the edible fungus is extremely rare, but that is changing.

Prague Proms

Prague Post |
17 July 2009

The core of the event is a series of orchestra concerts at Obecní dům, nine in all, organized by themes.

Fresh open-air theater breezes in for the summer

Prague Post |
17 July 2009

Teatrotoč festival takes to the streets offering family-friendly fair.

Kozel Chateau

Radio Prague |
17 July 2009

One of the best kept secrets among Czech castles and historic sites is the gorgeous Kozel Chateau founded in the late 18th century in western Bohemia.

Cosmetic surgery blends art and medicine

15 July 2009

As a student he used to sew trousers and jackets, later on winter dungarees for children. Today Dr. Otakar Lucák sews new noses, eyelids, bellies and breasts, using his dexterous hands to do the creative, aesthetic work as a plastic surgeon.

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