For 83 years now listeners of Czech Radio’s external service broadcasts have been accustomed to hearing our specific call-sign. Both the call sign and the station’s name have changed over the years. Another small change is now in the pipeline. As of September 1, Radio Prague will become Radio Prague International. Use our audio slider for a walk down memory lane…
This year was the first time since 1942 that Slavia Prague football club secured the double, meaning lifting both the league title and the domestic cup. The latter trophy was celebrated by Slavia – who famously wear red and white – at their own Eden stadium following a 3:2 victory over their old foes Sparta Prague on the final day of the season.
Most Czechs enjoy winter sports and are willing to spend large sums of money on holidays at ski resorts at home and abroad. The Alps are traditionally a popular holiday destination, but the favourable weather conditions this winter offer great opportunities for skiing at home - in the Krkonoše Mountains, the Šumava Mountains, the Jizera Mountains and the Beskydy Mountains. In addition to skiing, the most popular winter pastimes are tobogganing and bobsleighing.
While most of the Czech Republic saw heavy snowfall with the start of the New Year, Prague remained mostly dry with not a snowflake in sight. With grey and dreary weather, the capital city offers few options in terms of winter diversions. Luckily winter sports enthusiasts stuck in the city can head for one of the outdoor artificial ice rinks that have become a popular tradition in recent years. While they can’t match the magic of skating on frozen lakes and rivers, they offer good winter entertainment close to home. One outdoor skating rink is open