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Century-old Prague meteorological column restored to former glory

A meteorological column erected on the Prague square Vítězné náměstí in 1914 has just been restored. It is one of only two remaining such columns in the Czech capital, though in the past they were a common sight in the city and indeed throughout the country. I discussed the restoration job and more with Eva Heyd of the Czech National Trust, who initiated the project.

 
 
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More and more Czechs choosing to fly…

More and more Czechs are booking private flights, according to a report released by the website e15 this week. The…

 
 
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Prague planning to ban beer bikes from…

Viewing the sights of Prague from a beer bike with a cold lager in hand and fifteen friends around you may seem like…

 
 
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Bílá Hora – a last resort for die-hard…

Despite the spell of unseasonably warm weather, most of the country’s skiing resorts are still in operation, thanks to…

 
 
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Bílá Hora – a last resort for die-hard…

Despite the spell of unseasonably warm weather, most of the country’s skiing resorts are still in operation, thanks to…

 
 
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Masopust – a carnivalesque, moveable…

“Masopust”, the time of carnivals which historically ended on Ash Wednesday, is the oldest continuous holiday feast in…

 
 
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Czech kayaker on crossing Europe

Nearly four years ago, in April 2015, Czech adventurer Jiří Oliva set off on a journey to fulfil his dream: travelling…

 
 
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Jeseníky – A tough but beautiful…

They may not feature sharp alpine peaks, but the Jeseníky Mountains are beautiful in their own right. The Silesian…

 
 
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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…

 
 
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“When we returned we were amazed how…

The great traveller Miroslav Zikmund turned 100 on Thursday. For Czechoslovaks unable to travel much under communism…

 
 
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Boží Dar – “God’s gift” to skiers

The skiing season is in full swing here in the Czech Republic and ski resorts all around the country are reporting…

 
 
 
 
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