Thursday, 23 January 2020

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En Experiment in Vivisection: Czechoslovakia's Second Republic 1938-1939

Radio Prague |
25 November 2019

As a result of the Munich Agreement of September 1938, Czechoslovakia ended up losing 30% of its territory, a third of its population and the greater part of its industry and raw materials. Few people had much faith in the country's long-term survival as a democracy amid dictatorships. It was, as Jan Masaryk put it, an "experiment in vivisection". The radio archives give a vivid picture of the consequences of that experiment, which was to last less than six months and end in occupation and eventually war.

Gustav Frištenský - The legendary Czech strongman with a heart of gold

Radio Prague |
25 November 2019

There is a Czech saying which goes "silný jako Frištenský", or to be "as strong as Frištenský". The trained butcher turned Greco-Roman wrestler became a legend in his country and his name remains embedded in popular memory and is also connected to streets, statues, gyms and even beer.

Czech Museum of Music to open for free

Expats.cz |
22 November 2019

The Czech Museum of Music will be open for free today to mark 15 years since it opened in its current location on Karmelitská 2/4 in Prague's Malá Strana district.

30 years after: Border in the head

Transitions Online |
21 November 2019

The barbed wire has vanished, but three decades on from the revolution, the "us/them" mindset still resonates with people on the Czech borderlands.

National Geographic taps Telč as one of 2020's top travel destinations

Expats.cz |
21 November 2019

The fairy tale Czech town could see a big boost in tourism numbers with the mention from the popular travel publication

10 Christmas festivals in Czech castles

Expats.cz |
22 November 2019

This week sees the opening of two Christmas markets in Prague while further afoot castles throughout the Czech Republic begin opening their doors for advent markets, tours, and special performances in the run-up to the holidays.

How to have a sparkle-filled Christmas time in Prague

The Little Adventurer |
22 November 2019

After three Christmases in Prague, I knew where to find all the most twinkly markets, soothing cups of hot chocolate and the best festive events. Here are my tips for having a merry Christmas time in Prague.

Christmas in Brno: Where to go and what to expect

Brno Daily |
21 November 2019

Every year at the end of November, Brno comes alive with the magic of Christmas. Here you can find all the information you need to enjoy the festive winter months.

Deer Moat at Prague Castle openes to visitors within freedom celebrations

Radio Prague |
20 November 2019

The Deer Moat (Jelení příkop) at Prague Castle, which is currently under reconstruction, opened to the public on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the return of democracy to the country.

1 million people in Prague - Velvet Revolution

Honest Guide |
19 November 2019

17 November 1989 is one of the most important days of our modern history. And in this video, we're gonna tell you why. Welcome to the brief history of the Velvet Revolution that brought us democracy.

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