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.

Part 1 – CZECH EMIGRANTS, Leaving and Returning

During the chaotic history of Czechoslovakia during the latter part of the 20th century, quite a number of its citizens found it necessary to leave, for various reasons, regardless of whatever feelings they might have had towards their homeland. The Nazi occupation of the Second World War, the Communist takeover afterwards, the Soviet invasion of

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"Our Island", a drawing from Ravensbruck credited to Květa Hniličková.

NORMALIZATION – what happened after 1968 Prague Spring occupation

We’ve already published a blog post about the 1968 Prague Spring, so this time you will learn what happened after. Those travellers, who participated on our special Communism & Bunker Tour, not only had the unique chance to visit a creepy nuclear shelter, but also to greet the Patron Saint of Czechs, King Wenceslas, who’s statue overlooks the Wenceslas

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It is believed that the King Wenceslas, the Patron Saint of Czechs, should safe the country from the danger. That's why people always gather bellow his statue in the Wenceslas Square and "call for help". He never showed up, obviously.

6 JULY: Jan Hus Day

In the middle of Old Town Square stands a large and imposing statue of one of Bohemia’s most important religious reformers and martyrs, Jan Hus (c.1370-1415). If you’ve been on a Prague Extravaganza Free Tour, then you might already know something about this significant historical figure and the 15-year-long cycle of Hussite Wars that was

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The Jan Hus memorial on Old Town Square, created by Czech sculptor Ladislav Šaloun in 1915, and dedicated on the 500th anniversary of the death of Hus.

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
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