In 1382, Anne of Bohemia (daughter of the powerful King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV) married King Richard II of England. With this royal alliance came increased communication between the two countries. Czech students attended English universities, and English students attended Charles University. Far more importantly, the works of English authors were translated into Czech. This was to have a lasting effect on this small country. Jan Hus came from Husinec, moving to Prague when he was very young. He was a student at Charles University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1393, and a Master’s degree in 1396. Having been ordained as a priest in 1400, Hus quickly began to preach reformation of the Catholic
The tourists who visit the Czech Republic in droves are here to see the country’s magnificent castles, charming squares, and beautiful architecture. Tourists can be seen everywhere, taking selfies in front of the Czech Republic’s classic sights. This country, however, has a great deal to offer that is not as visible as, say, the Astronomical Clock on Prague’s Old Town Square, or the John Lennon Wall on the other side of the river from the clock. The history of the modern Czech Republic contains many fascinating stories, among which is the Great Moravian Empire. Surprising though it may seem, this region was once home to a massive empire that, at one time, extended from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.
Need a break from the concrete jungle? We feel you, really. So that’s why we put together a list of the best parks in Prague as of 2017 (not saying that it was any less great in 2016, but you know). What all these great parks have in common is that they all offer you a spectacular view of the city if you can find its sweet spot. 1. Letna Park (Letenske Sady) This may be one of everyone’s favourites because of its famous lookout area from the beer gar-dens. There is an entire courtyard of long wooden tables for you and your friends to relax and grab beers from the beer stands. Once here, you’ll see many tame