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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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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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Adventurer Pavel Sehnal - first Czech…

Fifty-four-year old financier, politician and adventurer Pavel Sehnal has become the first Czech to reach both the…

 
 
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Annual Ice Sculpting festival in…

A giant dragon, a knight in armour or a beautiful princess - these are just some of the monumental ice sculptures…

 
 
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Cross-country skiing in Czechia

Cross-country skiing is becoming the thing "to do" in the Czech Republic. In the past two or three decades, more Czechs…

 
 
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Brewing in Brno: alive and well

The best known Czech beer is undoubtedly Pilsner Urquell. Budweiser (sold as Czechvar in the United States and some…

 
 
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The carp’s journey from the fishpond to…

For the vast majority of Czechs Christmas would not be Christmas without the traditional Czech Christmas dish – carp…

 
 
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Is trdelník traditional? Tourists say…

Prague’s annual Christmas markets have taken over the city center, and with them, the stalls selling so-called “old…

 
 
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Old Town Hall tower vantage point for…

Photographer Jeffrey Martin has just released the largest photo of Prague ever taken and indeed one of the largest…

 
 
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Czech photographer in Cambodia: I aim…

Jakub Žák is a photographer who spent more than five years in South-East Asia documenting the work of the Czech…

 
 
 
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