Short Stories

Franz Kafka’s Houses and the Battle of the Old Town Square

https://youtu.be/w8PvPUcQFIA Everyone will notice that house on the Old...

Is That Wall Jagged or Hungry?

One of the many major acts that King Charles IV did in 1348 was the founding of the New Town. The founding charter was...

What Does the Seat of the Government of the Czech Republic...

A short distance from the Malostranská metro station and in sight across the river from the Faculty of Law building stands the...

Ocean Liner Over the Rooftops of Wenceslas Square

Let's be honest - anyone who hasn't spent at least one evening in the Great Hall of the Lucerna Palace can't say...

A Triangle of Peace and Relaxation Within Sight of Prague Castle

Just five tram stops from Prague Castle is a triangle of three areas that are definitely worth visiting.

About a Brewery That Is Only 7 Years Younger Than the...

Just a short walk from Charles Square is Křemencova Street, which, according to legend, has its own ghost. Twice a week, a...

How the Americans Bombed Prague and What It Has To Do...

The Dancing House, also known as Ginger and Fred, is Prague's most famous modern building. Instagram is full of photos of tourists taking pictures with the Dancing House - and I'm sure few of them know that the Dancing House exists as a result of the bombing of Prague in February 1945.

Why Prague Main Railway Station Is and Isn’t Named After the...

There are two most important railway stations in the center of Prague. Both are named after presidents, one after the Czech one, the other...

Hvězda Summer Palace and the Most Famous Battle in Czech history

Every Czech knows who was Charles IV, later called the Father of the Homeland. No wonder, he made his mark in Czech...

Fanta’s Café at “Fanta’s Station”

Prague Main Railway Station is the largest Art Nouveau building in the Czech Republic. The Neo-Renaissance building, built in the years 1869-1871, stood in...

Defunct Professions, the Names of Which Even Many Czechs Have Trouble...

In the past, the area around the Railway Bridge was associated with professions whose names are difficult to pronounce even for many Czechs -...

The Oldest Escalator in Central and Eastern Europe and a Funicular...

In Na Poříčí Street there were houses called U bílé labutě (At the white swan) as early as the 17th century. In...

About the Church, Which is Really Huge Because Too Much Money...

To put it simply - in 863, the brothers Cyril and Methodius of Thessaloniki came to Moravia to spread Christianity and education....

About a Modern Bathroom in the Chapel of a Gothic House...

The Stone Bell House on Old Town Square is unmissable. It is an example of the pure beauty of the original Gothic architecture, and...

An Alley Named After the Place of Executions

That short alley is charming and idyllic in the sunlight, a little mysterious in the light of the street lamp. But it's...

About a Severed Hand and a Dead Painter

And the prayers worked. His wife and children died of the plague, but the painter was still painting. However, when he finished the painting, he fell dead to the ground and his soul went straight to heaven.

The First House in Prague and a Dandelion Growing on the...

If you get off the metro at the Malostranská station, you will find yourself in a locality called Klárov. It's been called...

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