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Kampa Island: Prague’s ‘little Venice’
Prague’s Kampa Island, located on the west bank of the Vltava River, is among the Lesser Quarter’s most idyllic and romantic spots.
Medieval castle of Loket
The medieval Loket castle with the picturesque town surrounding is one of the most beautiful places in the Karlovy Vary Region.
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Prague’s Jewish Quarter: small district with big history
The Jewish Quarter, also known as Josefov, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Prague with a complex of beautifully preserved Jewish historical monuments.
A man’s home is his castle: for Ondřej Kobza, it’s Pirkštejn of ‘Kingdom Come’ fame
Ondřej Kobza is the brains behind a bevy of cultural projects around Prague (outdoor pianos, chess tables, “poetry jukeboxes”). He also manages an ancient castle.
Meet the man who walked 2,000 km all along the Czech Republic’s borders
Czech long-distance hiker Jakub Čech set off on a journey all the way around the Czech Republic’s borders.
Karlštejn – 14th century castle built by Charles IV
Karlštejn is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Czech Republic, located 30 kilometres southwest of Prague.
Nový Svět: Quaint district once known as Naples of Prague
In a hidden corner of Prague’s Hradčany, the extremely picturesque Nový Svět (New World) district has over the years been home to servants, paupers and artists.
Vltava River meander near Solenice
Some 70 kilometres south of Prague, near the town of Příbram, the Vltava River creates one of its most beautiful meanders, called the Solenice Horseshoe.
Prague sees 94 percent fall in tourists in second quarter
New figures show how hard the Covid-19 lockdown hit Czech tourism. In the second quarter visitors were down 83 percent nationally – and no less than 94 percent in Prague.
Prague’s Faust House: home of alchemists and other peculiar residents
Prague’s Faust House, located on the southern side of Charles Square, is associated with a plethora of mysterious stories and legends.
Ana Hernandez Blackstad: Fried cheese can’t be a hockey puck
As Las Saboritas, Ana Hernandez Blackstad and Alison Maciejewski have done 300+ Twitter reviews of Prague restaurants. The former discusses the dining scene, post-Covid.
Soos Nature Reserve – a journey into the Quaternary
A vast peat bog with numerous mineral springs, dubbed the Czech Yellowstone, is home to a vast number of protected animal species as well as wetland and halophytes.
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