Joseph Stalin’s personality cult in Czechoslovakia had been almost as overwhelming as in the Soviet Union itself. At the time of his death in 1953, work was already well under way to build the biggest statue of the Soviet dictator in the world – unveiled two years later in Letná Park.
An acclaimed cycle of documentaries by Jan Šikl entitled Soukromé století or Private century is based solely on private family archives.
The undisputed hero of the 1952 the Summer Olympics was the greatest Czech runner of all time, Emil Zátopek.
If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise…
The Wallachian Kingdom – which has its own passports and currency – started as a practical joke, but soon grew into the most successful tourist venture in the country.
Solo Match Works is moving production abroad next year due to worsening economic conditions in the Czech Republic.
Not only does the Czech Republic have the highest number of tea rooms per person in Europe; Czechs have recently become the first Europeans to join the prestigious World Tea Union.
The Czech Republic is one of the biggest consumers of bottled water in Europe. With empty water bottles creating hundreds of tonnes of waste a year, not everyone is happy about the trend.
The activities of Czechoslovak armed units on the side of the Allied powers during World War I helped Czechs and Slovaks win consent to form their own state. The legions that had been fighting in Russia, however, became embroiled in that country’s civil war, and didn’t get home until two years later. Their fascinating story is the subject of a new exhibition in Prague.