Prague Castle (Czech: Pražský hrad; [ˈpraʃskiː ˈɦrat]) is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, dating from the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia.
Charles Bridge (Czech: Karlův most [ˈkarluːf ˈmost] ( listen)) is a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.
The bears at Český Krumlov castle. Like much of Český Krumlov, this is an homage to history. As early as the 16th century, the owners of the castle used bears as part of their coat of arms. In line with this symbolism, they kept bears in the castle somewhere.
Each of Karlovy Vary’s five colonnades has a unique character flaunting various architectural styles and an intriguing history. In a sense, these promenade halls have come to symbolize this city, famous for its curative hot springs and founded by Holy Roman Emperor and Bohemian King Charles IV in 1370.
Investigate the remarkable history of the creation of Moser brand crystal art glass. Glass makers, grinders and engravers have been breathing their art into the glass here for more than 150 years. Visit the museum at the Moser Glassworks in Karlovy Vary or the Moser Museum on the Old Town Square in Prague.
Karlstejn Castle, Czech Republic High Gothic castle founded in 1348, which has a unique position among Czech castles. It was built by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV as a place for safekeeping of the royal treasures, especially Charles's collection of holy relics and the coronation jewels of the Roman Empire.
Karlovy Vary or Carlsbad is a spa town situated in western Bohemia, Czech Republic, on the confluence of the rivers Ohře and Teplá, approximately 130 km west of Prague (Praha). It is named after Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia, who founded the city in 1370.
Bohemian glass, chiefly referred to as Bohemia crystal, is glass produced in the regions of Bohemia and Silesia, now parts of the Czech Republic. It has a centuries long history of being internationally recognised for its high quality, craftsmanship, beauty and often innovative designs.
The Czech Republic is known for its traditional handmade wooden toys. The history of the Czech wooden toy craft goes back hundreds of years. Wooden toys are still very popular in the Czech Republic for their simple charm and durability. They come in many different shapes and forms from pull toys and fun moving toys to puzzles, wooden bird mobiles, or toy cars.
Czech artist Alphonse Mucha made a name for himself in turn of the century Paris, where he not only transformed the art of the poster, but also established the basis of the Art Nouveau style. Considering the ways in which the artist brought innovation to his traditional Czech roots, we take a closer look at Mucha’s life and works.
Obchod s perníkem (Gingerbread store) • Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC “It’s thanks to our customers’ smiles that we’re able to revive Prague’s ancient gingerbread tradition.” – Helena Nováková and Katerina Lipšerová Run by two sisters-in-law, this bakery is single-handedly revising Prague’s gingerbread tradition.
Traditional Czech Food in Prague Beef steak tartare . Oh, the glory of the steak tartare. The guests of our Prague food tours often fear it, then taste it, and end up asking for seconds and thirds. The undisputed king of the “snacks that go well with beer” category (see below), the steak tartare is a Czech classic you should not leave Prague without tasting. It’s raw beef that is cut ...
Wine festivals (Vinobraní) Wine harvest is in full swing throughout the Czech Republic for most of September and there are loads of festivals in Prague, many serving up sweet samples of burčák and domestic wine from a variety of regions, as well as live music, entertainment, and plenty of traditional Czech treats.
“The bistro Sisters is my tribute to Czech traditional fast food. I put in it all I’ve learned about food so far.” – Hana Michopulu Founded by a famous Czech food journalist and the “mother of Prague farmers markets”, Sisters offers the most gorgeous and tasty chlebíčky (open-faced sandwiches) on the planet.