Prague Orloj – The world’s oldest clock still operating in Prague

The oldest part of the Orloj, the mechanical clock and astronomical dial, dates from 1410 Advertisements

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Pražský hrad – The largest ancient castle complex in the world in Prague

The castle, built in the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. Prague Castle was most likely founded in around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty. It consists of a […]

Bouzov Castle – The Medieval castle in Bouzov

An early 14th-century fortress which was first mentioned in 1317. Bouzov was established with the purpose to watch over the trade route from Olomouc to Loštice. The minor aristocratic Bůz of Bludovec family were its first recorded owners from 1317 to 1339. Ownership of the castles was then changed, and the Lords of Kunštát were among the […]

Sigmund Freud – The birthplace in Příbor

Freud was born to Jewish parents in the Moravian town of Freiberg, in the Austrian Empire, today Příbor, Czech Republic, the first of eight children. Both of his parents were from Galicia, a province straddling modern-day West Ukraine and Poland. The house No. 117 belonged to the family of the locksmith Jan Zajíc. Jakob, a wool merchant, […]