History

History

Charles IV – Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor

Charles IV – Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor (1316-1378)

Charles IV was the eldest son of King John of Bohemia who died at the Battle of Crécy in 1346. After the death of Wenceslas III who was the last king of the Přemyslid dynasty, Jindřich Korutanský was elected...
Sir Nicholas Winton – a real hero in WW2

Sir Nicholas Winton – a real hero in WW2

A modest man, a former stockbroker, Nicholas Winton saved lives of hundreds Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Prague. He was able to rescue more than 650 refugee children from their death in different concentration camps.  This is the way how...
Czech religion and atheism in Prague and Czech republic

Czech religion and atheism in Prague and Czech republic

Christianity as Czech Religion has been the largest religion in the Czech Republic until the 19th century. The Czech people converted to Christianity from Slavic paganism in medieval times. Saint Cyril and Methodius were baptised by Bořivoj I., Duke...
Historical library of Strahov Monastery in Prague

Visit Historical library of Strahov Monastery in Prague

When you visit Prague there are a lot of places of interest, however, some of them are not as famous and world-known as the others. To the most attractive sights we can count library of Strahov Monastery Prague that...
History of Old Town Square Prague

History of Old Town Square Prague

The Old Town Square Prague is often considered as the most beautiful square in Europe. Tourists come to this place especially to see the Astronomical clock on the Old Town Hall, but you can find here many other important...
History of Prague: Charles Bridge Statues

History of Prague: Charles Bridge Statues

Visitors of Prague can admire thirty statues which are mounted to the balustrade of Charles Bridge Prague. They are situated on both sides of the bridge. Majority of them were installed on Charles Bridge during years 1706 – 1714....
Follow Franz Kafka Metamorphosis steps in Prague

Follow Franz Kafka Metamorphosis steps in Prague

Franz Kafka was a German-language writer on short stories or novels who lived and the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century (from 1883 to 1924). He became famous for his unique style...
Travel back in time - The Bone Church in Kutna Hora

Travel back in time – The Bone Church in Kutna Hora

The history of the town relates to the mining of silver as it used to be a place of medieval largest sources of silver. In the medieval times Kutna Hora used to make one third of Europe’s total production...

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