Klementinum is about a “must see” in Prague: one of its most spectacular places to visit. You will be fascinated by the majestic and the historical atmosphere of the Klementinum.
The Klementinum is a historic complex of buildings in Prague. It is currently in use as the National Library of the Czech Republic. In 2005, the Czech National Library received the UNESCO Jikji prize (Memory of the World). Continue reading →
In this long itinerary through the history of the decorations of Equity Point Prague’s Hostel, we are going to present you the most refreshing subject: BEER!
Plze?ský Prazdroj, known better by its German name Pilsner Urquell, is a bottom-fermented beer produced since 1842 in Pilsen, part of today’s Czech Republic. Pilsner Urquell was the first Pilsner beer in the world. Continue reading →
It was originally illustrated by Josef Lada. The original Czech title of the work is Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za sv?tové války, literally The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War. He has become the Czech national personification.
A number of literary critics consider The Good Soldier Švejk to be one of the first anti-war novels, preceding Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front. Even Joseph Heller said that if he had not read The Good Soldier Švejk, he would never have written his novel Catch-22. Continue reading →
Franz Kafka is best known and world-renowned representative of Prague German literature, one of the most significant fiction writers in 20th-century world literature.
After graduating in law from Prague’s German University, he worked from 1907 to 1922 as an official in two insurance associations. He regarded writing as his main purpose in life and found it hard to reconcile in with his work at the office which he performed conscientiously. Continue reading →
Today, precious design it’s our subject. Bohemian glass, or Bohemia crystal, is a decorative glass produced in regions of Bohemia and Silesia, now in the current state of the Czech Republic, since the 13th century.
Oldest archaeology excavations of glass-making sites date to around 1250 and are located in the Lusatian Mountains of Northern Bohemia.
Bohemia was a part of the Austro/Hungarian Empire now part of the Czech Republic, and was famous for its beautiful and colourful glass. Continue reading →
Now-a-days going to have a coffee and put some sugar cubes is a normal action. But when they were born?
Sugar cubes were first produced in the nineteenth century. In the 1840s, Juliana Rad, who was married to the head of a sugar refinery in Moravia –Czech Republic–, cut a finger while chopping sugar. She complained to her husband, perhaps while waving her bandaged hand: Why not make units of sugar that would come perfectly sized for one cup of tea?
Jakub Krystof Rad’s innovation was to use a press to make the cubes, and he soon presented a box of them to his wife. Continue reading →
Two people will win a stay for two in a private room of three days and nights at Equity Point Prague. You only have to be over 18 years old to be able to apply. You can participate until June 12th and the winners will be announced on June 13th.
What are you waiting for?? Participate in the contest!
Cerný is a well known controversial Czech sculptor whose art can be seen mainly in Prague. His work tries to impact the visitor and you shouldn’t miss it when you visit us at Equity Point Prague.
During the London Olympics a Double-decker London bus making pushups in front of the Czech embassy became really famous. This was just one of the latest’s Cerný’s sculptures created to impress the public.
In Prague you can find some of Cerný’s most important works such as a horse hanging upside down at Lucerna Pasaz, a Sigmund Freud statue hanging at U Medviku beer hall, a sculpture of two men urinating in front of Frank Kafka Museum, babies crawling on the Zizkov TV Tower, more babies crawling in front of Museum Kampa, and two giant legs at Futura, where you’re invited to climb up the ladders and watch two famous Czech politicians feeding each other through the anus of the sculpture.
Cerný’s sculptures are always impressive and force you think outside the box.