Our most frequent well-wishes for the New Year concern good health. The Czech Club of Hardy Men and Women swear they have found a perfect recipe for good health – swimming in cold water all year round. Their annual Polar Bear Dip in the Vltava attracts crowds of onlookers. The first event of this kind – now known as the Alfred Nikodém Memorial –took place in Prague in 1923 and was organized by Alfred Nikodém, a passionate advocate of the “hardy” lifestyle.
Remnants of medieval wall dating back to 1041 unearthed in Břeclav
Prague flats most expensive in Central Europe, in terms of average earnings
Measures taken as over 60 percent of Czech Republic hit by extreme drought
Beer, schnitzel and mushroom picking – unique set of emojis captures Czech soul
Barbora Strýcová, 33, in “best form” ahead of Wimbledon semi-final against Serena Williams