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Candle Manifestation anniversary

Today we commemorate the anniversary of the Candle Manifestation, which took place on March 25, 1988. People in Bratislava, Slovakia (Czechoslovakia in that time), calmly with  candles in their hands expressed protest against religious and political opression. Police intervened with… Pokračovat ve čtení →

Bulgarian Tsar Ferdinand I in the Mansion Svätý Anton

Bulgarian Tsar Ferdinand I was a man with many interests. He spoke 17 languages. He was a traveler, botanist and hunter. He collected many of artefacts and carried out his own research. He discovered a species of butterfly (Dzerinkia cerisi… Pokračovat ve čtení →

Meissen Porcelain Factory, Germany

Have you heard of Blue Onion style? (German: Zwiebelmuster) It is the famous dishes-decorating style from Meissen Porcelain Factory in Germany. Meissen porcelain or Meissen china was the first European hard-paste porcelain. Early experiments about European porcelain were done in 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von… Pokračovat ve čtení →

Bautzen / Budyšín, Germany

The picturesque town, two hours of driving from Prague, gives an experience of extraordinary history. A pleasant walking through the city will give you needed power and good mood. A special feature is the Simultaneum – St. Peter’s Concathedral. It… Pokračovat ve čtení →

Pillnitz Castle & Park, Germany

A pleasant destination for a family day trip is the Pillnitz Castle, located near Dresden in Germany. Walking through the castle park along the banks of the Elbe River will recharge your energy. We recommend to go there especially in… Pokračovat ve čtení →

22 tunnels from Banská Bystrica to Horná Štubňa

The mountain railway line from Banská Bystrica to Dolná Štubňa gives you an interesting experience. You can find it in Slovakia. In the years 1936-1940, 22 tunnels with a length of 12,211 meters (m) were built on the line. Most… Pokračovat ve čtení →

SPARTAKIÁDA – synchronized exercises

SPARTAKIADA – synchronized exercises – was done in Czechoslovakia every 4 years during communist regime. This is the highlight, Soldiers.

Real Love Bank, Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

The heart pain, when the woman you love get married someone else! ANDREJ SLADKOVIC put his pain into the poem MARINA and created the jewel of Slovak literature. His story created The Real Love Bank, Banská Štiavnica (UNESCO herritage), Slovakia.

Svätý Anton, Slovakia

The Mansion in Svatý Anton, near Banská Stiavica (UNESCO herritage), Slovakia. The place where the Coburg family left their traces, the Tsar Ferdinand the 1th was the last one.

Václav Lojka is reading

Václav Lojka is reading BAJKA for Czech & Slovak students of English language. Library of Congress is useful in that! 🙂

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