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The Charles Bridge in Prague is a celebrity in its own right. An iconic part of the city’s landscape, it has been a star in international movies, the location for many photoshoots, and it is an absolute must-see sight for tourists. However, the Charles Bridge is a relatively modern addition to Prague compared to the city’s history. Considering that the Prague Castle was built in the 9th century, the Charles Bridges’ 1357 birth year means that Prague was without it for almost as long as it has existed. So, what came before the Charles Bridge? Before the Charles Bridge, there was the Judith Bridge. Named after King Vladislav II’s wife, Queen Judith, the Judith Bridge was built in the 12thRead more.

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Once upon a time, not long ago, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria was one big monarchy known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire, ruled by the Habsburg family. The Austro-Hungarian empire would be the last chapter of the Habsburg’s nearly 400-year reign over much of Europe.  After their demise in World War I, the Habsburgs lost their power over their former empire and seemed to just disappear into the fog of war. However, remnants of their bloodline and dynasty managed to survive to this day.  Four years after the assassination of his uncle Franz Ferdinand, Karl I, the last emperor of the Austro-Hungarian empire was exiled by the British to Madeira with his wife and seven kids. The family spentRead more.

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Someone broke the glasses of the statue of Nicholas Winton, the savior of Jewish children, located at Prague’s main railway station (Hlavní nádraží) again. Currently, the police are looking for an unknown man and woman who damaged the statue on December 30.  According to the camera records, an unknown man and woman pulled up a child to the statues’ head and then left. “Unfortunately, the further development of the situation is not visible well,” stated Jan Rybanský, the spokesman of the Prague police. The police ask everybody who might know anything about the incident to contact the police via phone numbers 158 or 974 852 740. Unfortunately, similar incidents are not uncommon. The bronze statue of Nicolas Winton was presentedRead more.