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.
One of the most common refrains in travel writing these days is to “live like a local”. If that’s the case, set your alarm for a full day of office work, followed by running errands and cooking dinner for your family. Sound like a dream vacation? But we get it. The...read more
While generally regarded as one of the most secular countries in Europe, The Czech Republic and Prague in particular have a variety of Easter traditions for visitors to enjoy. The Easter season in the Czech Republic was generally associated with the welcoming of...read more
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...read more
BY HANNAH BURNS In late 1966, in the small northern Czech town of Liptákov, a mysterious chest was discovered after being buried in the countryside for nearly a century. And by an incredible stroke of luck, this monumentally important moment in Czech history was...read more
In the summer of 1895, Zlín shoe maker Tomáš Baťa was broke. To save money, Baťa began making shoes from canvas instead of leather. The desperate move paid off, and the company grew from 10 employees to 50 within a few years. Four years later, Baťa installed its first...read more
Cezeta's original maker Česká zbrojovka Strakonice was a man’s man’s company. They produced firearms – pistols, rifles, and automatic guns. And when they weren’t producing firearms, they were producing motorcycles. Fast motorcycles. Motorcycles that won awards. In...read more