Prague was invaded by the Nazis in early 1939 during the escalation of World War II and remained under occupation until the end of the war in 1945; subsequently the Soviet Union took over the Czechoslovakia in 1948 following the controversial Yalta Agreement three years earlier. Tours of WWII and communist history in Prague are increasingly in demand as a new generation of visitors learn of the horrors of the 20th century at war.
Category: Things To Do
August 19, 2015
Prague might be a city of cobbled streets – rough on pushchairs – and hills that are hard on little legs but dig around and the city has plenty of options for entertaining a growing brood. Here are ten family-friendly activities in Prague to enjoy on family holidays.
June 15, 2015
The untouched swathes of countryside around Prague in Bohemia are some of the wildest in Europe. And Bohemia has untamed national parks, romantic old towns, fine palaces and Gothic monasteries; there are plenty of surprises on day trips into the Czech countryside.
May 30, 2015
The Czech Republic is gearing up for another summer of culture and fun – here’s the pick of the summer festivals in Prague.
May 27, 2015
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756 and very early on in his childhood exhibited precocious signs of musical genius; he left Salzburg for the bright lights of Vienna in 1767 and subsequently visited Prague four times in the late 18th century. Following in the footsteps of Mozart in Prague leads across the city from the Staré Město (Old Town) right up to Hradcany and the castle.
March 11, 2015
Each year the title of European Capital of Culture 2015 is awarded to two European cities; 2015 is the turn of Mons in Belgium and Plzen – or Pilsen – in the Czech Republic.