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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is located in a magnificent, charming baroque Černín Palace. Yet, it might surprise you that the stories this palace hides are worthy of the creepiest Halloween night. As you might guess, the Černín Palace was not always a governmental building. Throughout the 17th- 19th centuries, it belonged to a wealthy, nobel Černín family. Count Černín was dedicated to building the largest palace in the country and the works were finished in 1723 with almost all significant sculptors and artists contributing to the design in some way. To name a few, Giovanni Maderna, Francesco Peri and Antonio Travelli all acted as plasters. The ghost stories followed the construction along the way withRead more.

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The clock will be moved one hour back this Sunday night, October 25, at 3:00, making the night one hour longer. The Czech Republic and most of the European countries are changing to wintertime. This time, the change will run until March 28. Most of the electronic devices will be automatically adjusted. As for mechanical devices, don’t forget to change the time one hour back. Next year, the time change can be canceled in the whole European Union. It’s still uncertain whether the countries will keep the wintertime or daylight saving system.  According to various surveys, most of the Czechs are against the time change and they wish to cancel it. The summertime was originally introduced to save energy. However,Read more.

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Last week, we mentioned the scariest place in Prague being the Basilica of St. James where you can find an actual, absolutely real mummified hand. If that sounded unsettling to you, you are in for a ride because Hrad Houska, also known as a Gate to Hell, is allegedly full of evil spirits and ghosts. It is also called to be one of the most haunted places in the world. The history of Hrad Houska is – how shall we put it? – weird. It’s an isolated Gothic castle built on a cliff surrounded by forests, with no access to water or trade paths. What was the point of its creation? Who knows! Allegedly, the structure first appeared in theRead more.