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Missing Images

From 10 September to 10 April, 2016 Missing Images On display at the Robert Guttmann Gallery of the Jewish Museum in Prague is “The Missing Images”, the exhibition dedicated to the phenomenon of the Jews, who fled from Eastern Europe to America between 1880...

The activity of the PPS begins

150 years ago The activity of the PPS begins The first successful attempt in Prague to found a steamboat river transport company is linked to the foundation of Pražská paroplavební společnost in 1865. The idea came from Frantisek Dittrich who later also became the...

The idea of a film festival is born

70 years ago The idea of a film festival is born In 1945, right after the end of the War, in Karlovy Vary the idea of holding an annual Film Festival was born. The first talk of the idea came from a wellknown local...

The Venus of Věstonice is found again

90 years ago The Venus of Věstonice is found again On 13 July 1925, at a Paleolithic archaeological site near Dolní Věstonice in Moravia, in what was once a village of mammoth hunters, an archaeological expedition that began in 1924 led by Karel Absolon,...

Radio Free Europe moves to Prague

20 years ago Radio Free Europe moves to Prague Following the political changes that affected Europe in the early ‘90s, while facing the need to contain operating expenses, in 1995 the headquarters of the broadcasting station “Radio Free Europe”, moved from Munich to Prague....

The first official mention of the village of Zbraslav

900 years ago The first official mention of the village of Zbraslav Zbraslav is a municipal district of Prague (Prague 16) located to the south, on the banks of the Vltava, that covers an area of 9,85 square kilometres with a population of about...

How many future stars on the banks of the Vltava

We provide an early preview of the European Under-21 Championships scheduled from June 17 to 30 in the Czech Republic In a summer without a World Cup or the European Championship, the spotlight of international football is turned towards the UEFA European Under-21 tournament...

Battle of the Nations

The 6th edition of the World Championship of Medieval Combat took place this year in Prague. On the field also the Italian national team At first sight, a sort of late spring Carnival reawakening, or a typical parade in period costumes, that often take...

The ride of the dragon

A chronicle of the American military convoy’s transit through the Czech Republic, causing heat, hatred and also much indifference The incessant rain beats on the metal bodywork of the American armoured vehicles, but people beside the motorway do not seem to notice. The US...

Louis Armstrong conquers Prague

50 years ago Louis Armstrong conquers Prague On 10 March 1965, the American trumpeter and singer Louis Daniel Armstrong, also known by the nicknames of “Satchmo” or “Pops”, one of the most famous jazz musicians of the twentieth century, and among the most popular...