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Prague (really) underground: A tour of Emperor Franz Josef’s favourite Bohemian sewer

Just to the right of Prague’s famous mediaeval astronomical clock on Old Town Square, where tourists congregate in droves on the hour to see “The Walk of the Apostles”, lies an attraction of an altogether different nature. For one thing, it’s a mere century old, rather stinky, and only open to the public once a year. I went along on the tour – so you don’t have to.

 
 
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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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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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