Czech Culture Resources

History

Literature

Useful websites

The following are general resources, focusing mainly on Czech literature.

Videos

Literature magazines

Writers

Electronic texts and audiobooks

Adapted texts for students

Bookstores, libraries and  literary events in Prague

News, journals, radio, TV

Music

Crafts, arts, architecture

Czech glass

Czech architecture

Czech design and arts

Czech films

  • ČSFD. Czechoslovak film database. In Czech.
  • Filmový festival v Karlových Varech. International Film Festival Karlovy Vary.
  • The making of Amadeus. Miloš Forman is talking about making one of his films. In English.
  • Most. A 21st-century parable about a loving father, his young son, and the fateful day. In Czech with EN subtitles.
  • Gympl. A film about the graffiti scene in Prague, hiphop, drugs and the young. In Czech with EN subtitles.
  • Panelstory. A film by Věra Chytilová. In Czech with EN subtitles.
  • Second Run DVD. A selection of international films, including the Czech ones.

Cuisine

The Czech Republic

Prague

Other cities, towns and places

Bohemia

Moravia and Silesia

Traveling in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a country of stories. Its beautiful capital Prague is literally in the middle of Europe. Discover the capital and other major cities full of historical sites and outstanding architecture. Relax in the countryside and enjoy picturesque landscapes.

 

History and Traditions

The Czech history is very diverse and rich. Hundreds of traditions have been created on the nation’s journey from “Bohemia” to “Czechia.” Discover Czech folklore and learn about the dramatic moments of this small country in the middle of central Europe.

Czech Cuisine

Czech cuisine is not exactly synonymous with healthy cooking, but everybody will find a meal they’ll love. It may be the traditional roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut, the fruit filled dumplings, Svíčková, gulash, the apple strudel or the Czech beer.

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Literature and Arts

The trajectory of Czech arts and literature over the centuries and into the present day has mirrored its turbulent history. Discover Czech culture through works by illustrious Czech artists, like Hrabal, Havel, Kundera, Kafka, Toyen, Mucha, Kaplický and Jiřičná.