Historic train ride commemorates first Czechoslovak president

A historic train has embarked from Prague’s main train station on Saturday commemorating the first Czechoslovak president, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. It was on this day, in 1921, that the president left for his first stay at the Lány Chateau. The train, towed by a steam engine nicknamed the Noblewoman, is heading to Stochov in central Bohemia. Dozens of people have attended the event to have a look at Masaryk’s presidential carriage. There is also a special program at the Museum of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk at Lány to mark the anniversary.

Author: Ruth Fraňková