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Václav Havel died on Dec. 18, 2011

Václav Havel died at the age of 75 on Dec. 18, 2011 after a period of illness. He was Czech playwright and dissident and later president, one of the great men to emerge from the anti-communist revolutions. The author of several anti-communist, absurdist plays (which landed him in jail several …

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Christmas Markets in Prague will Start on 26th November

Prague’s annual Christmas markets are traditionally held in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. This year they will be opened on the 26th November, which is also the beginning of the advent season. At the same time a huge Christmas tree will be erected, which will decorate Prague city …

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Taxi Driver Robs Foreigner who Objected to Unfair Price

On 17 August 2011, a taxi driver from Prague and his accomplice robbed a foreigner who refused to pay an overpriced fare. In late May a taxi driver charged a customer 3000 Crowns for a journey from Žluté lázně (near Vyšehrad) to a hotel in Mozartova Street, Prague 5, but …

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Thursday 16/06/2011 nationwide strike

At first, the strike was to be held on Monday. However, the Prague Municipal Court ruled that the strike was illegal as it had not been announced three days beforehand. Trains will not operate across the Czech Republic and public transport will be fully or significantly reduced in Prague, Brno …

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Prague Sliding Down Again in the World Count of Conferences

According to the data from the World Congress Association, Prague moved down again in the quantity of conferences in the world list. Now it is in the 19th position, as stated on Thursday by the vice-president and speaker of the Czech Travel Agencies Association, Mr Tomio Okamura. Prague and the …

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Golden Well Hotel Voted Top Luxury Hotel Worldwide in 2011

Golden Well Hotel (U Zlate Studne), located in Lesser Town directly below the walls of Prague Castle, last year won a TripAdvisor survey of the best luxury hotels in the world. The TripAdvisor website is an international independent hotel reviews portal. The hotel, which has 19 rooms, is not part …

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