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Czechs mark 30th anniversary of true freedom to travel to the West

Thirty years ago this Thursday, the freedom to travel outside of the “brotherly” Socialist countries and Soviet bloc finally became a reality for ordinary Czechoslovaks, as part of last-ditch series of measures taken by the Communist Party in a futile bid to retain power.

 
 
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Klášterec nad Ohří – home of the famous…

A rose-coloured porcelain cup and saucer made 225 years ago has pride of place at the Museum of Porcelain in Klášterec…

 
 
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Prague (really) underground: A tour of…

Just to the right of Prague’s famous mediaeval astronomical clock on Old Town Square, where tourists congregate in…

 
 
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My Brno – Martin Reiner

Brno’s Martin Reiner is an award-winning poet and novelist. He also works closely with some of the Czech Republic’s…

 
 
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My Brno – Tomino Kelar

Tomino Kelar runs Brno’s top independent music venue, Kabinet Múz, as well as drumming with the band Midi Lidi. Kelar…

 
 
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Czech foreign ministry reports record…

The Czech Foreign Ministry has reported record interest in obtaining Czech visas. Between the start of January and the…

 
 
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Mšeno - Art Deco bath house in…

Mšeno is a picturesque little town, often described as a gateway to Kokořínsko, a protected landscape area just north…

 
 
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Czech expert helps Georgia balance…

As an expert on protected landscape management, Michal Hošek is used to working in breathtakingly beautiful…

 
 
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EDISON filmhub offers viewers more than…

EDISON Filmhub is a new boutique cinema in the heart of Prague. It exhibits top festival films, premiers, hosts debates…

 
 
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Czechs blaze barrier-free trails in the…

Krkonoše is home to the highest mountains in the Czech Republic, with majestic peaks protruding above the alpine tree…

 
 
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My Prague – Gerald Turner

Gerald Turner is a leading translator of Czech literature into English and is currently preparing to take on no less a…

 
 
 
 
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