BOHEMIAN SWITZERLAND: on the trail with Northern Hikes

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains, formed from the sedimentary remains of the Jurassic sea bed, straddle the Czech-German border in the northwest corner of Bohemia, just a couple of hours distant from Prague by train or car. This region has long been known as Bohemian Switzerland and Saxon Switzerland, depending on which side of the border

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ENGLISH-LANGUAGE THEATRE IN PRAGUE, autumn 2016

One of the things I love about this city is that there are so many theaters here, you can’t walk down the street without tripping over the light fantastic. Prague is a huge center of cultural activity of all types. Unfortunately, a lot of the theatrical performances are relatively inaccessible to those of us with

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Prague Shakespeare Company at the Estates Theater.

VINOBRANÍ: the celebration of the grape (and all good things that come from it)

It’s time to get your Dionysus on because September in Prague is wine time, and that’s a fine time indeed. When most people think of the Czech Republic, they think of beer, but one of the other classic beverages which this country excels at producing is wine. So at the beginning of every autumn, in

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The season of the grape.

THE PRAGUE SPRING AND THE SOVIET INVASION OF 1968

In the late-night hours of 20-21 August, 1968, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic was invaded by approximately 500,000 members of the combined armed forces of East Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Poland lead by – who else? – the USSR. This military incursion was undertaken by the Warsaw Pact nations in order to put a stop to

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Peaceful obstruction and resistance to the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968.
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