The palace that houses the Czech Senate is haunted by the ghost of a trumpeter
Some people like to sleep in late, especially after a night of partying. And isn’t it just those mornings that someone starts band practice in their garage, or worse yet, jack-hammering in the street?
Back a few
In the early 1700s, part of the Czech Republic was at the center of suspected vampire activity
There was a “vampire panic” across much of Central and Eastern Europe in the first half of the 18th century. And no place was more caught up in fear of the undead than Moravia,
Two of Prague’s sadder ghost legends tell of people who died while on tour with traveling shows
Prague is home to two ghosts who died very far from home. Both were involved in traveling shows that embodied the prejudices of the times.
After the western half of the United States was settled
A beggar had the last word when the entrepreneur wouldn’t share his leftovers
Back when times were tough, obesity used to be quite rare. Only the wealthy could afford to eat that much, while the poor barely managed from day to day.
A merchant managed to have incredible luck, getting goods cheaply
Among the more curious supernatural apparitions in Prague are some stubborn goats
Prague at night is a virtual menagerie of spectral animals. There are the mundane yet otherworldly dogs and cats, and the more exotic demon rabbit, flaming turkey and man-eating dancing bear, not to mention a werewolf and mermaid.
The city’s gardens of stone offer a retreat from the overly touristed center
Visitors to Prague can be quickly overwhelmed by how crowded the main tourist attractions are. But there are a few quiet and peaceful places, filled with interesting sculptures and centuries of history.
Prague, which is over 1,000 years old,
A traditional practice involves braided willow branches and plum brandy
Easter in Europe has always been tied up with spring rituals related to fertility and birth. Bunnies are among the most prolific animals, and eggs of course hatch into new life.
The Czech Republic has an odd and now controversial tradition with
Long-dead monks wander the grounds of Emauzy, one a hero and the other a villain
The monastery at Emauzy looks pleasant enough from a distance, with its modern concrete wings added in the 1960s. Its history goes back to 1347, and before that, it was allegedly a pagan grove dedicated to
Three apparitions haunt the same area near the start of the Royal Route
The area around the square called náměstí Republiky marks the start of the old Royal Route that leads all the way to Prague Castle. A tower that marks the division of Old Town from New Town still stands
A seafaring buccaneer tried to hide on land but could not escape his fate
The current mayor of Prague, since November 15, 2018, has been a member of the Czech Pirate Party. But he is certainly not the first to fly the Jolly Roger in the Golden City.
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