In 1948 communism gripped the country then known as Czechoslovakia, a country once renowned for its artists, writers and philosophical thinkers. This particular reign, which ended only twenty short years ago, has not left as highly a visual mark on the city as that of the bygone eras. I took a Walking Tour of Communist Prague to unveil its hidden secrets.
Category: Things To Do
May 8, 2013
The Czechs drink more beer than other country in the world and most of their beers are lagers, brewed with a creamy head. Well-known Czech brands include Staropramen, Budvar, and the dark beer Kelt, but most famous of all is Pilsner Urquell.
April 24, 2013
There’s enough to see and do in this city to keep travelers entertained for days but if you’re short on time, here’s how to make the most of sightseeing in Prague in one day.
April 15, 2013
The architecturally and culturally rich Prague offers visitors plenty to do — includng some of the country’s (and Europe’s) best museums. From art to history, Czech Republic’s capital city is packed with opportunities to learn more not only about its historic roots, but also to catch glimpses at works of art and more.
April 10, 2013
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Prague Castle – in Czech ’Pražský hrad’ – sits majestically atop Hradcany Hill overlooking Malá Strana in the Czech Republic’s photogenic capital city. Home to the Bohemian Royal Family, Holy Roman Emperors, and more recently the offices of the president, the complex has grown almost organically since 870AD and is the largest in Europe. Its myriad buildings now include a charming mixture of Gothic and Classical architecture, Prague’s cathedral, museums, and galleries, all accessible through a series of elegant Renaissance courtyards.
April 8, 2013
Most European capitals have their own spin on dessert, and Prague is no exception. Tourists with a sweet tooth will find themselves in good company in the City of a Hundred Spires. The first thing you’ll want to do while seeking to slake your appetite is sample a piece of one of the country’s signature confections.