Easter holidays in Czechia, a festival of whipping

Easter holidays in Czechia, a festival of whipping

By a Czech woman who wishes to remain anonymous | As a child, I had very mixed feelings about Easter. On the one hand, it was a time when we all got together around a table, painted eggs and our parents and grandparents all told us stories about their lives. I loved...
Czech glass conquers the world

Czech glass conquers the world

by Petra Kopecka, Raiffeisen Bank in the Czech Republic | The beginnings of Czech glassmaking date back to the 13th century. The oldest glassworks were established in mountainous areas, where there were sufficient supplies of wood, water and other raw materials such...
Vaclav Havel, a Czechoslovak Treasure

Vaclav Havel, a Czechoslovak Treasure

Source: ČTK By Petra Kopecka, Raiffeisen Bank in the Czech Republic | On 18 December, the Czech Republic commemorates the tenth anniversary of Václav Havel’s death. Let’s take a look at what makes this man so special. Vaclav Havel (*5. 10. 1936 Prague,...
Cycling through CEE – Part 1: From Vienna to Prague

Cycling through CEE – Part 1: From Vienna to Prague

By Johannes Langthaler, RBI | I am a passionate long-distance bike traveller. For me, there is nothing better than travelling to new countries and unknown regions in this way. It’s just the right pace to get to know the culture, people and history there. Other...
National Theatre: Prague’s pride and must see

National Theatre: Prague’s pride and must see

By Petra Kopecka, Raiffeisen Bank in the Czech Republic | Over two and a half kilograms of twenty-four carat gold was used to gold-plate the roof of the National Theatre, thus nicknamed the Golden Chapel. It is a symbol of national identity and a space for free...