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  A - PRAGUE.com - Prague Hotels & Prague Apartments accommodation
Comfortable Prague hotel with a beautifully decorated neo-Renaissance facade and frescos originally from the 13th century is situated exactly in the heart of the Old Town.
Perfectly located Prague hotel right next to famous Charles Bridge is situated in historical house from year 1843 offers interesting possibility for Prague accommodation in the spacious rooms.
This Prague Hotel is situated on a very strategic place, in The Old Town, short walking distance to Wenceslas Square or Charles Bridge.
www.a-prague.com   (979 words)

  Prague - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Under Charles Prague was the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, and its rank was elevated to that of archbishopric.
The expulsion of Jews from Prague by Maria Theresa of Austria in 1745 based on their alleged collaboration with the Prussian army was a severe blow to the flourishing Jewish community.
Prague was henceforth the capital of a Communist Republic under the military and political control of the Soviet Union, and in 1955 it entered the Warsaw Pact.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prague   (3142 words)

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Both are rich in historical monuments and churches, and the latter is responsible for Prague's description as the “city of a hundred spires.” The narrow streets, small taverns, and restaurants of the older sections contrast with the broad sweep of Václevské Square and with modern parks and housing developments.
The second Defenestration of Prague (1618), when the governors of Bohemia were thrown from the windows of the council room in Hradcany—one of the major events precipitating the Thirty Years' War—was followed by the decisive defeat of Protestant forces at the Battle of the White Mountain, near the city, in 1620.
Twenty-seven Prague commoners and Czech noblemen were executed on the Staromestské Square in 1621; the city ceased to be the capital of the empire, was occupied by Saxons (1631) and Swedes (1648), and went into a decline hastened by two outbreaks of plague.
www.hfac.uh.edu /gbrown/philosophers/leibniz/BritannicaPages/Prague/Prague.html   (1982 words)

Prague, nicknamed the Golden City, is the capital of the Czech republic and ancient Bohemia.
Century, the Jews of Prague suffered from persecution: first, in 1096, at the hands of the Crusaders traveling southward from the Rhine and, second, during the siege of the Prague Castle in 1142.
The ghetto was abolished in 1852 and Josefov became a district of Prague.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Prague.html   (3685 words)

 Prague Spring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Prague Spring (Czech: Pražské jaro, Slovak: Pražská jar, Polish: praska wiosna) was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia starting January 5, 1968 when Alexander Dubček came to power, and running until August 20 of that year when the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies (except for Romania) invaded the country.
The events of the Prague Spring deepened the disillusion of many Western leftists with Leninist views, and contributed to the growth of Eurocommunist ideas in Western communist parties — leading to the eventual dissolution or break-up of many of these groups.
Music for Prague 1968 by Czech-born composer Karel Husa is a programme music for wind ensemble depicting the event written in America shortly after the incident.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prague_Spring   (1966 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - PRAGUE:   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This decree was promulgated in the ghetto and the synagogues.
According to the historian Tomek of Prague, the greater part of the ground covered by this cemetery was in the beginning of the fifteenth century laid out in gardens belonging to Christians.
The Prague cemetery was desecrated in 1389, and again in 1744 after the departure of the Croatians.
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 Prague Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Prague achieved much of its present glory in the 14th century, during the long reign of Charles IV, king of Bohemia and Moravia and Holy Roman Emperor.
Under the Hapsburgs, Prague became a German-speaking city (indeed, the river Vltava, which cuts thorugh Prague, is today still known by its German name, Moldau) and an important administrative center, but it was forced to play second fiddle to the monarchy's capital, Vienna.
Prague regained its status as a national capital in 1918, with the creation of the modern Czechoslovak state, and quickly asserted itself in the interwar period as a vital cultural center.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=prague@122   (457 words)

 VISITPRAGUE.CZ, GENERAL INFO - History of the City (English Version)
Prague was one of the nine cities awarded by the European Community the title of European City of Culture for the year 2000.
Since the Middle Ages, Prague has been known as one of the most beautiful cities of the world, and has been attributed adjectives such as "golden", "city of hundred spires", "the crown of the world", "a stone dream".
An early Baroque structure, built in 1611, and rebuilt in 1644, this church is famous for its wax effigy known as the Prague Infant Jesus donated by Polyxena of Lobkovic and brought to Prague at the end of the 16th century.
www.visitprague.cz /main.php3?s1=general&s2=history&lng=en   (3598 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Archdiocese of Prague
Severus, sixth Bishop of Prague, was one of the retinue of Duke Bretislaw Achilles, who brought (1039) the relics of St. Adalbert from Gnesen to Prague.
Jaromir was declared to be deposed; Gregory VII summoned the contending bishops to Rome.
Contrary to the regulations of the royal charter granted by Rudolph, subjects of the Archbishop of Prague built a Protestant church at Klostergrab and subjects of the Abbot of Braunau one at Braunau.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12338a.htm   (4721 words)

Prague is said to be the city lying right in the heart of Europe.
Prague is the capital and the largest city in the Czech Republic.
Prague became a center of European significance during the government of the king and emperor Charles IV who established the New Town and Charles University in 1348.
www.maturita.cz /anglictina/prague.htm   (438 words)

 Prague travel guide - Wikitravel
Prague was founded in the later 9th century, and soon became the seat of Bohemian kings, some of whom ruled as emperors of the Holy Roman Empire.
The trainline from Berlin to Prague passes through the Erzgebirge mountains, and for a couple of hours the passengers are treated to a series of beautiful alpine river valleys, surrounded by rocky escarpments and mountains.
Prague's Astronomical Clock measures the movement of the sun and moon through the 12 signs of the zodiac, as well as the day's time in three systems -- Old Bohemian time (24 hours, starting at sunset), Babylonian time (12 hours of daylight, of varying length from summer to winter), and time as we know it.
wikitravel.org /en/Prague   (4376 words)

Among the unforgettable impressions is especially the view of the Prague castle panorama, that is dominated by the Gothic slenderness of the St. Vitus cathedral, from the Vltava river bank.
Fortunately Prague is pumping with so many cultural events that lovers and admirers of all arts, music styles and also sports can enjoy their stay.
The area surrounding Prague is also worth seeing, it is particularly the valley of the Vltava river with its reservoirs and the nearby chateaux (for example Karlstejn, Krivoklát, and Konopiste).
www.prague-guide.com /czech/czech.php   (797 words)

Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic remains one of the most popular destinations for students to participate in educational programs.
Prague is the heart of the Czech Republic and it is the political, economic and cultural center of the state.
Prague hotels: Prague accommodation - Various possibilities of accommodation in hotels, hostels, pensions and apartments in Prague and other towns of the Czech Republic.
www.esacenter.com /prague.htm   (1202 words)

 Property Finder - Real Estate - prague.tv
Prague TV is the leading English language resource for those looking to rent or purchase property in the Czech Republic.
This newly built 300m2 villa in Prague 9 is situated on a 766m2 plot surround by grass...
Charming 2 story house in valley in exclusive area of Nebusice, Prague 6.
prague.tv /realestate   (101 words)

 Czech Republic: Prague   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prague was another pleasant surprise in a trip full of surprises.
Prague is a very easy city to get to know and a very easy city to enjoy.
Jaroslav Koran, Prague mayor elected in 1990 (also a writer) told National Geographic in 1993: "Prague endured a thousand years of war and pestilence with hardly a scratch, but 41 years of communist neglect was hard on our city.
www.4windstravel.com /shows/czech/prague.html   (268 words)

 Prague Revisited - The evidence of an Iraq/al-Qaida connection hasn't gone away. By Edward Jay Epstein
In Washington, the FBI moved to quiet the Prague connection by telling journalists that it had car rentals and records that put Atta in Virginia Beach, Va., and Florida close to, if not during, the period when he was supposed to be in Prague.
Finally, the BIS determined that the Prague connection was not limited to a single appointment since Atta returned to Prague by bus on June 2 (now with visa BONN200005260024), and, after a brief wait in the bus station, disappeared for nearly 20 hours before catching a flight to the United States.
The Czechs reviewing these visits in retrospect further assumed that Atta's business in Prague was somehow related to his activities in the United States, given that large sums of laundered funds began to flow to the 9/11 conspiracy in June 2000, after Atta left Prague.
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The devotion of the infant Jesus of Prague is surrounded with so many miracles and wanders that it rapidly spread to the whole world.
From birth she had disconnected hips and could only walk with difficulty with the help of a special equipment, which, by the way is kept in our church of Infant Jesus of Prague.
The parents prayed a novena to the Infant Jesus of Prague and on the 6th day, she could take the first steps without the equipment that aided her.
www.religion-cults.com /childjesus/prague.htm   (801 words)

 UrbanRail.Net > Europe > Czech Republic > Prague (Praha) Metro
Prague (Czech Praha), the capital of the Czech Republic, has 1.2 million inhabitants and is situated on both sides of the Moldau (Vltava) river.
The Prague Metro system is 54.8 km long with 54 stations and operates from 5:00 to 24:00 with trains every 4-10 minutes (2.5 min.
Prague can be proud of having the best acoustic station announcement in Europe.
www.urbanrail.net /eu/pra/praha.htm   (781 words)

 Prague travel guide
In fact, in a jolie-laide way, there are socialist structures that serve to enhance the city’s attractiveness in the same manner as a mole is sometimes a beauty spot.
Prague is far more than just another pretty city.
Whether you want to spend a night at the opera, visit an art gallery, participate in open mic poetry performances, take in or dance to your favourite genre of music, chances are that on any given day or night you will find something that interests you.
www.world66.com /europe/czechrepublic/prague   (436 words)

 Study Abroad Programs in Prague, Czech Republic - CEA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Largely unspoiled by the ravages of time, Prague has recently re-emerged as one of Europe's leading cities and is the Czech Republic's major economic and cultural center.
With 600 years of remarkable architecture and a thriving social and cultural scene, Prague is the perfect location for a truly rewarding study abroad experience.
Go with CEA and find semester, year, and summer study abroad programs in Prague, Czech Republic that are right for you.
www.gowithcea.com /programs/czech_republic/prague.html?GCID=C11368x039   (335 words)

 Czeching out Prague: main page
My mini-guide to Prague takes the shape of a walking tour from the Old Square to the Charles Bridge, up to the Castle and Cathedral, then gives details of the Jewish Quarter and some of the other important historical places.
Prague project produced by a team of students at Sheffield University (England).
Prague travel info page written by David O'Connor (mainly for a gay audience).
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/RJWinters/prague.htm   (489 words)

 Amazon.com: Prague: A Novel: Books: Arthur Phillips   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The uninspiring, self-defeating notion that Prague is more exciting than Budapest was apparently worked up later to justify the title and cover photo, and to appeal to potential expat buyers.
Prague is the story of five ex-patriots living in Budapest in 1990, just after Hungary became an independent nation.
Prague is clever, arch, self-aware, eurudite, sometimes witty, and often well-written.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0375759778?v=glance   (2563 words)

 Prague Hostels Listings - Hostels in Prague at Hostels.com
The Apartment is situated in the heart of Prague, just 5-10 minutes walk from the main railway station, as well as from the Old Town Square.
We are located in a park in the center of Prague within walking distance of all the major attractions...
Ahoy Hostel is situated in the centre of Prague, district 3, in an historical building.
www.hostels.com /en/cz.pr.html   (1270 words)

 Prague Property Off Plan and Prague Property Investments
I’ve just returned from a fantastic trip to Prague having negotiated some fantastic, exclusive off plan properties and couldn’t wait to let you know.
There is no better time to invest in Property in Prague.
Strong economic and demographic factors have produced what we believe to be one of the world’s best investment property opportunities.
www.pragueproperty4less.com   (161 words)

 Prague hotels, Prague Apartments, Hotels in Prague, Accommodation in Czech Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prague, the Golden City, is a city that buzzes and hums with modern life, our comfortable and well appointed apartments are the ideal base from which to enjoy this incredible city.
For whatever reason you are in the city, whether it be on business in one of Europe's flourishing cities, or whether here for leisure and seeing the sights of the this historic place, we at Old Town Apartments have the ideal accommodation for you.
An Apartments from Old Town Apartments is the best alternative to traditional hotel accommodation in Prague as all the apartments are fully and comfortably furnished and include may amenities that you can dream about finding in a hotel but the dream is not reality.
www.warsawshotel.com /prague-hotels.htm   (526 words)

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