KARLŠTEJN CASTLE, day trip from Prague

Karlštejn Castle, established in the 14th century by the legendary King Charles IV, is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved gothic castles in the Czech Republic. Because of its close proximity to Prague (just 40 minutes by train), it’s also a popular day-trip destination for visitors and locals alike, and is one of the

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Karlštejn Castle was not used as a location in the filming of Game Of Thrones, nor did it appear anywhere in the Lord Of The Rings. Photo by Lukáš Kalista.

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.

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.