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Smržovka – a haven for luge riders

It used to be a common form of transport and fun in winter months centuries ago, but its popularity receded with the introduction of motor vehicles and skis. Now luge riding is making a comeback, with several specially designed luge natural-tracks sprouting across the country. One of them is located in Smržovka, a winter sports centre in the Jizera Mountains that also hosts an annual luge racing competition.

 
 
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Prague Christmas markets expected to…

More than 600,000 tourists are expected to visit Prague during December, many of them coming especially to enjoy the…

 
 
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Hluboká Castle: Windsor-Upon-Vltava

There is a magical place in South Bohemia. You walk or drive along a river and suddenly you feel like you are in…

 
 
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Hiking trails - a Czech national…

Czechia has a treasure not known to many visitors. It is a unique network of hiking trails over 40 000 kilometers (or…

 
 
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Ministry of Culture nominates…

Craftsmen producing glass Christmas ornaments and resist block printing, who were nominated last year, are eagerly…

 
 
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Špilberk – The fortress of Brno

There is a castle in Moravia with a history like few others in Central Europe. Špilberk was built in the Middle-Ages on…

 
 
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Prague Signal Festival looks into the…

The Signal Festival, now in its 6th year, kicks off in Prague on Thursday night. The three day light festival offers…

 
 
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Great Synagogue in Pilsen celebrates…

The Great Synagogue in the West Bohemian city of Pilsen is not only the biggest synagogue in the Czech Republic, but…

 
 
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Moravian Baroque Gem On Holy Hill

There is a small hill near Olomouc in the center of Moravia. On top of the hill, there is a magnificent complex of…

 
 
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Prague Orloj to reopen soon

The Prague astronomical clock, commonly known as the ‘Orloj’, will reopen in the last week of September after 9 months…

 
 
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Lipnice Castle: the stone guardian of…

There are two very good reasons why you should visit Lipnice. The small town, lying south-east of Prague, is dominated…

 
 
 
 
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