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Lipník nad Bečvou – Where Game of Thrones got its ships

You do not have to be a Game of Thrones fan to be in awe at the TV shows’ detailed props, CGI and high production values. However, few know that the workshop responsible for many of the ships visible in the series can be found in the landlocked Czech Republic.

 
 
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Radio Prague alumna Pavla Horáková wins…

By far the country’s swankiest annual literary event, the Magnesia Litera awards, covering nine categories, including…

 
 
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New art guide to Prague reveals lesser…

A new guide to Prague, called Curator, attempts to show the city to locals and tourists in a different light. A group…

 
 
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Acclaimed Czech-born author and…

The celebrated Czech-born author Milan Kundera turns ninety on April 1st. True to form, the reclusive writer – who hasn…

 
 
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Granddaughter loses right to license…

The most famous Czech cartoon character, Krteček, or the Little Mole, has been the centre of legal disputes for some…

 
 
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Omerzu’s Winter Flies cleans up at 2019…

Winter Flies by Olmo Omerzu swept this year’s Czech Lion national film awards at the weekend. The road movie picked up…

 
 
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Ikarie XB1: New release for Czech sci…

The classic Czech sci-fi film Ikarie XB1 looks set to find fresh audiences with a new Blu-ray release next week. A…

 
 
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Prague’s Febiofest movie showcase “for…

Prague’s biggest movie event, Febiofest, kicks off on Thursday. Now in its 26th year, the festival gives many movies…

 
 
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Japanese professor of architecture Yoshio Sakurai has over the past twelve years visited every building ever realised…

 
 
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Czech Republic to be guest of honour at…

The Leipzig Book Fair, one of the most important literary events in the world, gets underway in the East German city…

 
 
 
 
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