As some of you surely know, “Good King Wenceslas” is a popular British Victorian carol. Whether you have already known this fact or just now learnt about it, you are probably wondering what it has to do with Czech Christmas. Truth be told, this carol is not sung in the Czech Republic, yet there is a significant connection to the country’s history.
Day 13 of Advent: Christmas Trees
It cannot be the right Christmas without Christmas trees! But if I ask you why, can you tell the story behind? Do you know what kinds of trees are used as Christmas trees? Do you prefer real trees or plastic ones? And most importantly, do you know where to get one?
Telč: The Painted City
Would you like to visit the city from the Czech fairy tales? Telč is your place to go! It may be a small city but the moment you set foot into the city square it all will be worth it. The world around Telč may have changed and the historical heart of the city itself went through several reconstructions but it managed to preserve its unique combination of baroque and renaissance style. This and the beautiful nature decorated with old remains of a castle nearby makes it a hot tourist spot.
Five Castles to Visit from Brno
The Czech Republic is famous for its numerous wonderful castles. Almost in every corner of the Czech Republic, there is a castle — an old one with an interesting ancient history. We have great news for those who live in Brno. You have an opportunity to visit 5 of them, and the road takes only one hour to get there!
Pilsen 2015 – The City Opening Ceremony
As Pilsen is the European Capital of Culture 2015, there will be many events organized for people during this weekend. That is why some instructions may come in handy, as well as receiving sme more information regarding transport and the programme.
Terracotta Army in Prague
Imagine you are a farmer pushing your shovel into the earth as you dig a well, and your shovel hits something. You bend over to examine what your shovel hit, and you find that it is something like pottery. Pushing more dirt aside, you realize that you have found something quite special; it appears to be a terracotta soldier.
Vienna – Cultural weekend
Do you want to discover Vienna, the largest city of Austria. Vienna is Austria’s primary city, with a population of about 1.757 million, and its cultural, economic, and political centre. It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union.
The Czech Republic before The Czech Republic
Do you know the main steps of the history that formed the Czech Republic? The reasons for defenestrations in Prague or the important war who destroyed Bohemia and Moravia. Read more through the article.