Articles for Czech Republic

Czech Time Machine: Soviet-Style Workers’ Vacations Return

Czech Time Machine: Soviet-Style Workers’ Vacations Return July 26, 2010 | Czech Republic, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
When Czech travel agency owner Petr Krč was in the basement of a mountain hotel in Slovakia, he stumbled upon box after box of flags, linens, cutlery and glasses, all emblazoned with the “Revolutionary Trade Union Movement” logo. That’s when his capitalist instincts took over and he realized...

Prague as a Movie Set: Famous Filming Locations in the Czech Republic

Prague as a Movie Set: Famous Filming Locations in the Czech Republic October 16, 2009 | Prague | Read More
When you visit Prague, you’ll recognize the backdrop of many popular movies. Ron Perlman of Hellboy and Blade II, both of which were shot in Prague, credits the abandoned warehouses left behind by communist leaders. The fact that a castoff old factory building in Prague costs the studio significantly...

Sipping Fresh Pilsner Urquell outside of Prague

Sipping Fresh Pilsner Urquell outside of Prague August 11, 2009 | Prague | Read More
When in Prague, beer lovers and history buffs alike shouldn’t neglect to take a day trip to Plzeň, where one can marvel at glass blowers, photograph Gothic and Renaissance architecture,  go deep underground and, most famously, drink the tastiest Pilsner Urquell around. The town of Plzeň has...