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 Original Nightlife of Post-Communist Prague

BY CHARLOTTE SPAETH 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...

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Roxy: From Underground Venue to Cultural Epicenter

As the doors closed on Communism for Czechoslovakia in 1992, they swung wide open for a newly redefined nightlife in Prague. Venues like the now famous Roxy embodied the country’s new sense of freedom. Roxy may have marked its 26th anniversary this October, but the...

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Behind the Lens: Jiří Jírů and Jindřich Štreit

In the 70’s there was a popular song “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” but here in Prague the Velvet Revolution was not only televised but also captured on camera. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia, we’re taking a look behind the lens of two...

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Tips of Things to do (and don’t do) in Prague

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...

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“How to be Czech in 1 Hour”

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 new comedy...

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Czech Easter Markets and Traditions

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...

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The Most Haunted Places in Prague

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...

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Urban Legend

Petr Urban is a household name in Prague — but not for reasons you’d expect. As an Olympic medalist who also happens to be the city’s most iconic cartoonist, it’s hard to find something that Urban isn’t good at. Trust us, we tried. In fact, we caught up with the...

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The Greatest Czech Who Never Lived

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...

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