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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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Czechs and Germans submit joint UNESCO…

The Czech Republic and Saxony have submitted their nomination of the mining region of Krušnohoří, a uniquely preserved…

 
 
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US expat opens Prague poster museum

Hundreds of vintage Czechoslovak posters will go on display this week in the new Czech Poster Museum in Prague. Located…

 
 
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Olomouc – a city where the past meets…

Historically, Olomouc used to be the historical capital of Moravia, the eastern part of what is now the Czech Republic.…

 
 
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Czechs look forward to UNESCO listing…

In 1992, Czechs marked their first UNESCO success, when Prague, Telč and Kutná Hora were added to the UNESCO list of…

 
 
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Prague – an architectural gem in the…

Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St Vitus, Charles Bridge and the astronomical clock on Old Town Square are some of the…

 
 
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“Second” Czech city cool again

Brno is cool again. The second city of the Czech Republic is finally shedding its somewhat shabby image and finding…

 
 
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Český Krumlov – An historic but heavily…

The city of Prague is one of the most beautiful in the world but no one visiting the Czech Republic should miss the…

 
 
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My Prague – Bianca Bellová

Bianca Bellová this year won the top Czech literary award Litera Magnesia for her novel Jezero (The Lake), an honour…

 
 
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Nové Hrady: a restoration success story…

Petr Kučera was a successful journalist and later pursued a career in politics. But twenty years ago he decided to swap…

 
 
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Telč marks 25 years as UNESCO site

This year, Prague, along with Telč and Český Krumlov, celebrates 25 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the first…

 
 
 
 
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