Articles Tagged ‘history’

Best of: Prague’s Overlooked Museums

Best of: Prague’s Overlooked Museums September 27, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
No will dispute the fact that Prague’s a pretty cultural place. With its musical heritage alone, culture vultures are in heaven. Museums too aren’t difficult to find, with Dox, Center for Contemporary Art, the Mucha Museum and the Museum of Decorative Arts being a few of the most popular. But there...

Well-known, Unknown Czechs

Well-known, Unknown Czechs September 22, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Quick – name a famous Czech! Franz Kafka? Milan Kundera? Alfons Mucha? Many of the country’s contributions to world history seem to come in the form of the arts; writers, composers, artists – this legacy is part of what makes the country such an enriching place to visit. But there are other well-known...

Historic Festivals in the Czech Republic

Historic Festivals in the Czech Republic August 9, 2010 | Events | Read More
Prague is a great place to visit, but to truly experience the country, why not escape the big city for some fresh air and small town charm? Summer is the best time to do this as there are a number of very cool festivals happening all over the country. History buffs will want to get in on the action at...

Holidays in Prague: July 5 & 6

Holidays in Prague: July 5 & 6 July 2, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
July 5 and 6 are public holidays in the Czech Republic and the unofficial kickoff to summer. Schools close for summer holidays on June 30 and many people take advantage of the back-to-back days off for a trip somewhere. If you are in Prague this weekend, expect empty streets (empty of locals anyway)...

Art Out & About: Key Sculpture

Art Out & About: Key Sculpture June 15, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Prague’s outdoor “art” is mostly composed of its stunning architectural variety and preservation. Gothic, Baroque, Art Nouveau, Cubism…the list goes on. Public art doesn’t have much of a tradition here, so we were quite pleased when this new installation was put up in Franz...

Prague on the March

Prague on the March June 8, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
It was a weekend to wear your heart on your sleeve and let your feet do the talking. An unusually large number of people took to Prague streets in protest or in support of one thing or another last weekend. The most uplifting was the 10th annual March against Breast Cancer in which more than 10,000 people...