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Czechs mark 30th anniversary of true freedom to travel to the West

Thirty years ago this Thursday, the freedom to travel outside of the “brotherly” Socialist countries and Soviet bloc finally became a reality for ordinary Czechoslovaks, as part of last-ditch series of measures taken by the Communist Party in a futile bid to retain power.

 
 
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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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Czech pilot celebrates centenary of…

Czech pilot Roman Kramařík has completed a flight around the world in a small Cessna airplane marking the 100th…

 
 
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Prague 1 fights back against Airbnb…

Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. However, though visitor numbers are rising, the…

 
 
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Moravian Karst – Natural Wonder Of…

The Czech Republic is known for its beautiful historic sights, picturesque cities and towns, chateaux, and castles. Few…

 
 
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New tourist trail in Krkonoše marks…

In the 1970s and ‘80s, Czech and Polish dissidents, including Václav Havel and Adam Michnik, held clandestine talks in…

 
 
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Filmed in Prague: the Instagram…

Prague’s old-world beauty and relatively low production costs have made it a popular destination for filmmakers…

 
 
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Passenger numbers at Prague airport…

The number of passengers handled by Václav Havel Airport Prague keeps increasing. In the first half of 2018, the…

 
 
 
 
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