17 SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS 2017 in the Czech Republic

In the summer the live music scene in the Czech Republic migrates to the outdoors. The following list covers a number of great gigs happening around the country from May to August. Most of the out-of-Prague festivals offer free camping and they’re not too difficult to get to by train. Click on the links below

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WITCHES’ NIGHT, April 30th

Witches’ Night is an old tradition celebrated annually on the last night of April in many places in central and northern Europe including some Scandinavian countries. In the Czech Republic, Witches’ Night is known as “čarodějnice” which translates simply as “witches”. This is a night when townspeople and villagers all over the country gather together

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Bonfires and broomsticks and bedlam and bawdiness.

MALÁ STRANA, the “Small Side” of Prague

Sitting on the left bank of the river Vltava and connected to the Old Town by Charles Bridge, lies the city’s Malá Strana district, nestled between the foot of the castle hill and the bottom of the green slopes of Petřín Park. Translated directly, Malá Strana means “Small Side”, but the neighborhood is usually spoken of as the

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The view from Petřín Hill. Photo Melanie Rada

ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, fairy tale town

Český Krumlov is a picturesque small town in southern Bohemia with a beautifully restored historic center with Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque architecture which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. The town is one of the country’s most-visited destinations for both Czechs and foreigners alike, all seeking to enjoy the unique beauty of

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The view looking down from the castle.

15 FILMS MADE IN PRAGUE (with trailers!)

Prague has long been a favored location choice for big-budget international film and television production companies. Scores of feature films have been made here during the last few decades, as well as numerous television serials, and the entertainment industry remains alive and thriving to this day. Chances are you’ve seen numerous movies and TV shows

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How did former Czechoslovakia became part of the Eastern Bloc

The 20th century was particularly painful for the Czech nation. “Victorious February” (25th Feb 1948), was a government coup and complete takeover of the communists behind the steering wheel of Czechoslovakia. Background Communism as a philosophy emerged from the turmoil of the European industrial revolution, where the ordinary people were for the first time in

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How did Communists take over the former Czechoslovakia.
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