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Like every other country, the Czech Republic has certain cultural aspects considered traditional and local. The truth is: many of these misconceptions are irrelevant to the culture of Czechs, mostly being brought up by foreigners and even occasional tour guides. Trdelník Oh, we all heard this one! Shops that sell trdelníks can be found all over Prague – fun airy buns with tasty fillings quickly earned their fame among the foreigners. Trdelník is often being presented as a Czech national pastry, especially popular during Christmas time. Unfortunately, that’s all a lie – this delightful dessert originates in Slovakia. Its production started in Skalica, and has a long tradition: the word ‘trdelník’ comes from the other word ‘trdlo,’ which means ‘aRead more.

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Winter does not only give us a perfect reason to drink hot chocolate, read books by the fireplace, and watch movies; it also reminds us to be active. Once things get back to normal, you’ll be looking for fun ways to spend winter in the Czech Republic! Get comfortable and imagine what next winter might look like. Skiing and skating, playing hockey and hiking the mountains – there are so many opportunities to enjoy the Czech Republic. Currently, there are approximately 230 kinds of winter sports that you can try here. Discover our list with the best places to visit for an active – and safe! – getaway. The first activity is perfect for people who love hiking. There areRead more.

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Sometime in the 15th century, a prophecy was laid out for the salvation of the Czech Republic. This salvation would be foreshadowed by certain signs, and would only come when the country reached rock bottom. This is the legend of the Knights of Blaník. Near the village of Býkovice, there’s a long, flat mountain called Blaník. On the east side of the mountain, there’s a rock poking out that looks like a Gothic-style arch, with a brook spurting out underneath. This is the entrance to the inside of the mountain, where St. Wencelas’ army sleeps, waiting for the Czech Republic to be in the direst state possible so that they can emerge from the mountain and fight off the enemiesRead more.