Czech History and Fateful Eights

The history of the Czech lands is long and complex. Our tour guides painstakingly try to cram most of the crucial topics in our two-hour tours. However, the challenge is monumental. We were always in the middle of things due to our unique location where the influence of many kingdoms and later empires met and

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Things to know about the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia

Today, the Czechs are remembering one of their several painful moments in the history of our country. It has been exactly 50 years since the USSR-led forces have invaded Czechoslovakia. The reason for the invasion was due to the Prague Spring. This was a period in which the Czechoslovak communist government tried to relax some

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Resistance to the invasion.

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN PRAGUE

Just like every year, Prague is a major New Year’s Eve destination for travelers in Europe and, just like every year, there’s tons of stuff going on throughout the city. Obviously, the midnight fireworks are a must-see and there are many places in the city where you can watch them with varying degrees of safety

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HAUNTED PRAGUE

In honor of Halloween (a holiday which isn’t really celebrated much here except perhaps as an excuse for a rockin’ themed bar party), this week we’ll re-present a few good, old-fashioned Prague ghost stories which I have taken the liberty of retouching a bit for dramatic effect. Several years ago I worked them up as

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CURRENCY EXCHANGE IN PRAGUE

Currency exchange, what a dreadfully dreary subject. Everybody hates worrying about these boring practical details, but if you don’t, then someone takes advantage of you. And that’s no fun at all. It’s expensive. Let’s avoid it. Let’s talk about dull stuff for a few minutes. The basic unit of currency in the Czech Republic is

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5 WEIRD MUSEUMS in Prague that you might not have heard about

There are many different museums in Prague which cater to many different interests. The largest and most well-known of these is the National Museum, but since its main building at the top of Wenceslas Square is currently closed for reconstruction and will remain so for the foreseeable future, maybe you’re not sure where else you

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Enter the Sex Machines Museum. It has nothing at all to do with James Brown. That I know of.
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