St. Nicholas Day – Mikuláš

December 5, 2017 journeyprague 0

Saint Nicholas Day is on the 6th of December, but the celebrating of it begins on the eve thereof (5th). It’s quite a blast being in the country during this celebration! The Legend According to […]

The Devil’s Bible

November 5, 2017 journeyprague 0

During the Thirty Years' War, the Prague Castle was occupied by the Swedes, who later removed all the valuables and took them back to Sweden. When people visit the Prague castle today, they notice it is surprisingly barren, […]

Jan Palach: The Burning Bush

January 16, 2017 journeyprague 0

January 16th marks an important day on the Czech calendar. That same day in 1969, a twenty-one year old student of philosophy committed suicide on Wenceslas Square by setting himself on fire. The young man’s […]

Šemík The Talking Horse

January 5, 2017 journeyprague 1

Although there actually was a real Přemyslid dynasty, it’s a perfect example of how Czech history and legend are interwoven. First you have the origins of the real dynasty which is based on legend, Přemysl and Libuše. […]

Old Town Hall – Staroměstská Radnice

January 5, 2017 journeyprague 0

According to legend, Prague was virtually left untouched during WWII because Hitler wanted to retire there. Although there doesn’t seem to be any evidence of this, Prague’s beauty still doesn’t cease to amaze people, especially […]

A Very Merry Czech Christmas

January 4, 2017 journeyprague 0

What could possibly make the most beautiful city in the world any more gorgeous? You guessed it; Christmas markets! Sure, Christmas markets aren’t uniquely Czech, but they sure do enhance the experience of visiting the Golden […]

Houska Castle: Gate to Hell

November 14, 2016 journeyprague 0

Located just north of the glamorous Prague, Houska Castle is located in Blatce, Czech Republic. For an ancient residence that translates as Bread Roll Castle, what could possibly be so intriguing about it? Maybe because […]

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