Culture

Culture

The Czech Republic has been called home by countless literary, arts, music and film figures, from Kafka to Dvořák to Čapek, and continues to be a haven for the classical as well as avant-garde. On top of this rich arts scene, the tumultuous history of the country’s transformation from First Republic, to Communism, to the country we know and love today inspires locals and visitors alike with traditions steeped in history and ancient folklore.

The Most Haunted Places in Prague, Czech Republic

The Most Haunted Places in Prague, Czech Republic

Don’t let Prague’s dazzling bridges and charming cobblestone paths fool you—this city has a dark side. Often labeled one of the most haunted places in Europe, Prague was the site of three now-famous defenestrations, and a known meeting place for astrologers and...

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The Art of U Pivrnce

The Art of U Pivrnce

This Prague pub is adorned with work by a famous Czech Cartoonist. For some, newspapers are becoming a relic of the past, but the art within them remain alive not only in the confines of the pages, but the walls of one special pub. U Pivrnce in Prague’s Old Town...

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Prague Pride 2019

Prague Pride 2019

Prague Pride takes to the streets once more for its most ambitious and colorful festival to date.  The celebration, which attracted a whopping 92,000 people with 40,000 participating in the Saturday parade last year, has made an impact on the LGBTQ community both...

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Laterna Magika enchants audiences

Laterna Magika enchants audiences

Translating to Magic Lantern, Laterna magika blends contemporary dance with music, film elements and video-mapping light projections to explore and amplify thought-provoking themes. “Contemporary dance is a means of communication. It works more with emotions and is...

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The Meaning Behind Masopust

The Meaning Behind Masopust

By Sarah Jackson Prague’s yearly Masopust celebration is always a sight to behold. But do you know the meaning behind the colorful costumes and quirky rituals? Here are some of the traditions and beliefs hiding behind the masks of Masopust. Saying goodbye to … meat?...

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“How to Become Czech in 60 Minutes”

“How to Become Czech in 60 Minutes”

Whether you’re visiting or living in the Czech Republic, chances are you’re probably making a genuine effort to blend in with the locals. Even beyond the language, many people pick up on some of the quirky nuances associated with being distinctly Czech. A comedy at...

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Comedy Prague: English Stand-Up

Comedy Prague: English Stand-Up

Prague’s vibrant theater scene is well-known, but few people know about the growing number of English-friendly comedy groups the city has to offer – Comedy Prague is here to change that. Comedy Prague provides a platform for performers from all over the...

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Bohemia’s Rhapsody: Queenie

Bohemia’s Rhapsody: Queenie

While the new biopic Bohemian Rhapsody encouraged a rush of renewed enthusiasm for Queen around the world, Prague has had another reason to love Queen for quite some time – Queenie. Branding themselves as concert theatre, Queenie looks and acts the part, with lead...

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Humanizing History

Humanizing History

Czech Video Game Takes an Educational Approach to History It’s undeniable the 1942 assassination of Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak army-in-exile soldiers was a pivotal moment of resistance to the Nazi regime. Heydrich, the Reich-Protector of the Nazi-occupied...

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The Original Nightlife of Post-Communist Prague

The Original Nightlife of Post-Communist Prague

Radost FX: Located in the trendy neighborhood of Vinohrady, Radost has been serving good food and good times since 1991. From its origin as a small Czech photography gallery and CD store, Radost has turned into one of the oldest and most popular nightclubs in Prague....

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