Restaurant Gran Fierro Prag 1

The interior of the restaurant, started out is a bit of a challenge. The Gran Fierro is located near the National Theatre, in the street Vorsilska. Here, in a room with high ceilings, which houses a very darkened restaurant. The previously therein Under the Wing Nights was one of several international venues, where you had to blindly eat.

As Juan Cruz met the team, he entrusted with the decoration of his new Argentinian Restaurant, he had only two words, to describe his vision: “chic and rustic.”

Argentinisches Restaurant in Prag

“I really wanted to no folkloric presentation”, he explains. He wanted the local Great Fierro authentic build a in Argentina, but discreet. Instead of cattle heads to hang on the walls, or images of the latainamerikanischen Gauchos, he preferred a simpler style. Traditional elements were in the restaurant already exists.

The interior was designed by renowned architects took the scene of Prague completely rebuilt in just three months. A backlight bar with a selection of colorful Argentine wine bottles, lights up the rear and former “blind” Part of the restaurant. There are dusty red pillow, Ombre Lampen, turquoise floors and side panels of bespoke wooden tables. “Chic” is in fact the word, which is the case here.

Gran Fierros rustic elements such as the typical belt, Juan has bought in Argentina. They are made of genuine leather and are the same which the Gauchos, wear or cowboys in Argentina. All the servers in Gran Fierro also use this belt, which gives the store a very pleasant rustic style.

Juan comes from Buenos Aires and he is the only Argentine holding an Argentine restaurant here in Prague. He says: “I am not a cook, but all you find here with me on the menu, I also like to eat. This is the taste of Argentine owner. You've already eaten these menus as a child, so that you know, as it has to taste. That's what makes my restaurant, I know the basics.”

The chef is also from Argentina. With the help of his South American chefs he prepares the meals on a grill Josper, who hails from Barcelona. A Josper is a cross between a grill and an oven. Although he is normally open, Josper can sometimes be closed. This keeps the moisture in the meat, and makes the latter “tender and smoky.” Almost like a “Smoker”, but not quite.

It seems to be only a matter of time, until the meat-loving Czechs and other carnivorous visitors find their way to Gran Fierro, which opened only recently. You will find on the menu traditional dishes from several South American countries, especially of course Argentina. All meals at the restaurant, whether or Roast Beef Ribeye Steak, but also the Parillada, an excellent and well portioned choice of three different meats, be served on aluminum plates. “The aluminum keeps the food warm, while you eat”, explains Juan. As tables and lamps of restaurants are all these shells tailored.

Juan still has another Argentine restaurant in Prague: The Iron Grill, near Namesti Miru. The restaurant has fewer seats and is “primarily for service”. Gran Fierro was the Latin word “dessert” designed. Juan translated “dessert” how “after you finish eating, keep talking and drinking.”

Between design and authentic cuisine of the restaurant, seems Gran Fierro well equipped, an “State-of the Art” Local. Like his approach to the design of the restaurant, believes Cruz, that his success is also based on, To keep things simple.

“In Argentina, we just throw salt on the meat. When the meat is good, You do not need more than that. “


Drinking beer in Prague – where enjoy?

The Consumption of beer findet in Tschechien viele Anhänger, and not just in Pilsen. Have long been used primarily in Bohemia brewed variety of beers. In the 18. Century there were almost 1300 Breweries. Heute existieren in ganz Tschechien etwa 50 industrielle und um die 20 Least- Micro Breweries. The Prague itself Gambrinos drinking or Staropramen. Also in Prague there are many smaller breweries, die uns den Hopfensaft schmackhaft servieren wollen. Die wichtigste in Prag hergestellte Sorte ist das Lagerbier, the best known are Pilsner and Budvar.

Beer in Czech: BEER !

Biertrinken in Prag mit Pilsner Urquell

Bierlokale abound in Prague, a complete list of all the places to create would be very long and done so you would probably never, is always re-opened a new place. Und das lokale Bier schmeckt nicht nur den Einheimischen. The million tourists, visit Prague per year, contribute to an increased consumption of barley juice at.

The Czechs had again the last highest per capita consumption of beer in Europa!

The statistics show the per capita consumption of beer in the European countries in 2013. The highest per capita consumption were for Czechia (144 l), Germany (107 l) and Austria (106 l) determined. Overall, a decrease of beer consumption can be observed – no country in the per capita consumption has increased in the last five years.

Bierverbrauch-Europa Tschechien erster

Bierverbrauch in Europa 2013, Those:

That means, that every adult in the Czech Republic on average drink about a liter of beer per day. This is not just awesome, that's even top!

Small list of selected beer houses Prague

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A well-known Pub – Micro Brewery, Established in the year 1998. Locals and tourists looking for good Czech cuisine will find here not only at lunchtime. Here you can taste beer all unusual flavors, of banana, Coffee on sour cherry beer to champagne is here represented all.

Original Stout, 13%iges Märzen und der typische Mai-Bock sind hier auch zu bekommen, So for the hardcore beer fan, the brewery probably the biggest selection, but watch, that you do not “by mistake” zuviel erwischt 😉

Sehr zu empfehlen ist das hauseigene Stepan – Czech style – klassisches helles Lager- Ungefiltertes, unpasteurised lager beer with a hoppy, full flavor.

For the more traditional guest, there are also well-tried, but very tasty unfiltered wheat beer- Czech stock or dark, but with the typical luminosity is here on the customer demand ready. The goulash from the kitchen was very tender and tasted great. Well liked here has given us the means and the cleanliness, the service was very friendly.

Address: Ječná / Lípová 15, Prague 2
Approach: Tram 4, 6, 10, 16 or 22 zu Štěpánská, or Metro C namesti to I.Pavlova or B to Karlovo
Open: Daily from 11.00 – 23.30 Clock

The Old Forge in Bráník

Die alte Schmiede in Branik Prag7

A mix of traditional, smoky, crowded Czech pub and a Erlebnisbistorant. The “Mexican department” provides Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Fajitas and Tortillas. In this pub you can by Pre Order Reserve your table, otherwise it could be, that “must remain outside”. Faster, friendly and down to earth service. Of beers and Gambrinus Pilsner Urquell are primarily served.

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Address: Kamenická 17, Prague 7
Approach: Tram 1, 8, 15, 25 or 26 zu Kamenická
Open: Monday-Saturday 11.00 – 1.00, Sunday 11.30 – 23.30

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zum goldenen Tiger Bierlokal Prag

A well-known beer bar, already in the former Czech President Václav Havel and his US colleague Bill Clinton together drank a beer. Cheap beer prices, the only 30 Kronen für 0.5l schaumiges Pilsner Urquell. Die meisten Biertouristen finden in dieser, popular with the locals pub, difficult a place. When it starts, to be fully, Your soltet you therefore best looking one seat. Ansonsten geht Ihr am besten an die Theke, when all seats are reserved. Gut geschmeckt hat uns der Bierkäse. Die Gaststätte ist hervorragend klimatisiert (den Käse kann ohne weiteres Euer Nachbar am selben Tisch genießen, without bothering).

Address: Husova 17, 110 00 Prague 1
Approach: am Königsweg in der Altstadt Prags
Open: Daily from 15.00 – 23.00 Clock

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Bierkeller Gewoelbe Teddybaer Prag

In the center is also the In Medvídků, very good Hotel on top. Below you will find a beautiful beer cellar different draft beer. The ambiance in addition to the brewing kettles is a very special, you feel united with the whole brewing Done. Then, when you get hungry after beer consumption, könnt Ihr zwischen verschiedenen tschechischen Gerichten wählen. For U medvídků also includes the Budvar Bar, where unfiltered Budvar and the strongest beer in the Czech Republic ausgeschenkt werden. X-BEER offers natural malt flavor with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. The high alcohol- and sugar together with the higher speed hopping the absorption of alcohol into the blood significantly. So definitely try!

Address: On Perštýně 7, Prague 1
Approach: Metro Národní třída/Tram 6, 9, 18, 22, 23.
Open: Monday to Saturday 11.00 – 23.00 Clock, Sunday 11:30 – 22.00 Clock



All presented here pubs are worth a visit, Women will find little, though there is much talk about them. Who does not tolerate cigarette smoke, which was to take his beer with out, Prague is the smoke still common in pubs.

Tips for typical beer consumption

1. When toasting be in the Czech Republic, such as in Bavaria, die Halb-Liter Krüge oder Gläser mit einem 'Cheers!’ (For The Benefit!) together beaten. But watch out! then briefly touch again with the glass bottom of the table, before taking the first sip. Especially for white beers (Wheat) Please watch, dass Ihr es nicht übertreibt 😉

2. Sobald Sie sich für eines dieser Lokale entscheiden und Ihr erstes Bier bestellen, You should not be surprised, if you automatically refills shall. The part of the Czech Tradition. Just as a To share table – werdet Ihr gefragt, if someone can put this, should your course “and” say, even if it is sometimes difficult.

The Bohemian Crown Jewels

The Prague Castle, as well as the nature reserves, archaeological finds, are recorded, as the primary parts of the Czech National Heritage. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are second of these national legacies. The Crown Jewels are permanently stored safely in the Prague Castle. You may be shown exclusively in this area, a tour about how the treasures of Egypt, is not permitted. But the public presentation takes place only in very special occasions. In the twentieth century, there were only nine such moments. The last time a year 1998, um den 80. To celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the independent Czechoslovak Republic. The President of the Republic has the exclusive right, to present the crown jewels of the public.

boehmische kronjuwelen

Kronjuwelen in St.-Die Kammer Veits-Dom, where the crown jewels of Czech kings are found, are hidden behind bars. Without exaggeration, it is the most inaccessible place at Prague Castle. It is a door, the iron safes, seven locks and there are seven holders of the keys: the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the archbishop of Prague, the Chairman of the House of Representatives, the chairman of the Senate, the Dean of the Metropolitan Chapter of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Lord Mayor of the City of Prague, all need to come together, to enable opening of the door and the chest impenetrable.

The tradition of the seven keys was established in 1791 introduced by King Leopold II, due to the desire of the Bohemian Estates jewels from Vienna to Prague. You were safe in St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle , then in the archives of the crown jewels of the St. -Spent Wenceslas Chapel behind iron bars with five locks. The crown jewels were then specially still locked in a special box with two additional locks and keys were given to two guards. Even though the jewels were taken to another location later, the tradition of the seven keys was always maintained.

The crown jewels of Charles IV St. Wenceslas Crown consist of a coffin and a pillow, the royal scepter and his casket, the royal apple with cross, the coronation robes and other clothing, a band, a maniple (a ribbon on the left arm, carried on the occasion of the celebration of the Eucharist), a stole and ermine collar.

The value of the Czech crown jewels can be expressed in any way with money. In addition to the possession of inestimable historical value, they have also become a rare symbol of the Czech state.

Prague Castle: Opening times and prices

The Prague Castle is a must for anyone visiting the city. Who wants to visit them, should bring a little perseverance. The ascent on foot over the Castle stairs is beautiful exhausting. Five public gardens await you, if your going for a walk along at the foot of the castle.

The Prague Castle (Czech: Prague Castle) is the largest closed castle complex in the world. Located on the mountain Hradcany, it was in the 9. Founded century and has since its appearance changed dramatically: Generations of builders of different architectural styles were involved, the various stages of history have left their mark. The Castle - sitting head of state - but always remained the same. Today it is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. Amidst the castle houses the St. Vitus Cathedral, You should visit the, if a pending visit Prague.


The Summer Palace Queen Anne Jagiello, the Renaissance is the most famous building in the gardens of Prague Castle.

The castle is 1,42 Million visitors per year, most visited monument in the Czech Republic. It is of small page about the Old Castle Stairs (to the east entrance), the New Castle Stairs and Neruda (both to the west entrance) available.

The complex of the castle include, grouped (from west to east) three courtyards, Georgsplatz and Georgigasse / Jiřské, next to the premises of the President:

  • the Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral with the royal tomb in the inner courtyard
  • the baroque royal palace in the second courtyard
  • the Romanesque St. George's Basilica with the towers Adam and Eve at George Square
  • the Gothic Vladislav Hall in the innermost courtyard
  • the baroque Holy Cross Chapel, which once housed the Cathedral, in the second courtyard
  • the Baroque castle in the second courtyard gallery with works by Rubens, Titian and other
  • the obelisk commemorating the victims of the First World War alongside the St. Vitus Cathedral in the first courtyard
  • the fortifications on the northern edge of the castle area with the Mihulka powder tower in Gothic and Renaissance and Gothic towers White Tower and Daliborka
  • The enclosed by these two towers Golden Lane house of Gothic and Renaissance, where 1917 in house No.. 22 temporarily Franz Kafka lived
  • Matthias Gate of the Baroque 1614 in the second courtyard
  • Sternberg Palace with works from the National Gallery at the Georgigasse
  • Palais Lobkowicz, Private museum with a part of the art collection of the royal family at the Georgigasse next to the east entrance.

Around the castle are the gardens of the Prague Castle.
The Belvedere or pleasure palace of Queen Anne (Queen Anne) was in the architectural style of the Renaissance between 1538 and 1560 in the eastern corner of the Royal Garden of Emperor Ferdinand I. established. Before the castle is built of Tomáš Jaroš 1564-1568 bronze Singing Fountain.

Opening times

Season from 1. April – 31. October

Castle externally: 5.00 – 24.00
Interior with ticket: 9.00 – 18.00
Gardens: April, October from 10.00 – 18.00

May, September from 10.00 – 19.00

August von 10.00 – 20.00

June, July from 10.00 – 21.00

Low season from 1. November – 31. March

Castle externally: 6.00 – 23.00
Interior with ticket: 9.00 – 16.00
Gardens: Closed

On Christmas Eve (24.12.) is closed.


Season from March to October

Monday – Saturday 09.00 – 18.00

Sunday 12.00 – 18.00

Low season from November to February

Monday – Saturday 09.00 – 16.00

Sunday 12.00 – 16.00

last possible visit: 20 Minutes before closing time

Admission Prices

Ticket Grown Ups Reduced(*) Family discount (**)
Prague Castle - Round A
Veitsdom, Old Royal Palace, Permanent exhibition “Story of Prague Castle”, St. George's Basilica, Pulverturm, Golden Lane, Rosenberg Palace
350 Crowns 175 Crowns 700 Crowns
Prague Castle - Round B
Veitsdom, Old Royal Palace,
St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane
250 Crowns 125 Crowns 500 Crowns
Prague Castle - Round C
Treasures of St. Switzerland Doms, Picture Gallery of the castle
350 Crowns 175 Crowns 700 Crowns
Permanent exhibition “History of Prague Castle” 140 Crowns 70 Crowns 280 Crowns
Picture Gallery of Prague Castle 150 Crowns 80 Crowns 300 Crowns
Pulverturm 70 Crowns 40 Crowns 140 Crowns

*Reduced: Children 6 – 16 Years, Students under 27 Years old and seniors over 65 Years
**Family discount: 1 – 5 Children under 16 Years with up to 2 Adults
Free Admission: Children under 6 Years, Disabled persons with ID and kindergarten classes with a companion, after submission of the authenticated from kindergarten name list).

Wheelchair users can reach these other attractions:
St. Veitsdom
Toilets in St. Veitsdom
Old Royal Palace – Input Vladislav Hall
Imperial Stables
Rudolf Gallery and Spanish Hall
Picture gallery
St. George's Basilica

The tickets are valid for two days ( the date of purchase and the next day ) . Purchased tickets can not be refunded. Tickets are available at the Information Centre of Prague Castle in the second and in the third courtyards, in the Prague Castle Picture Gallery , in the old royal palace and two outlets on the Golden Lane, in the Lobkowicz Palace in the street of St. George .


Photography is only permitted within the castle without flash or tripod – The fee for this is 50, – Czech crowns.
The photographs in exhibitions The Story of Prague Castle , The treasure of St. Vitus Kingdoms and Prague Castle Picture Gallery is prohibited

When is the changing of the guard ?

wachabloesung pragerburg

The ceremonial changing of the guard with fanfare and flag ceremony takes place daily at the first court 12.00 Clock instead.

The general change of the guard can you by 07.00-20.00 in high season and of 07.00-18.00 examine in low season.

Is it possible, to visit the state rooms of the castle?

The President Room the Czech Republic are on the first Saturday after the 8. Available May for public.

How to get to Prague Castle

Access to the Prague Castle is simply. There are several tram stops in the vicinity ( Royal Summer Palace , Prague Castle , Pohořelec ) and two subway stations ( Lesser , Hradčanská ). Visitors usually use tram 22 (the so-called stop Pražský hrad ).

Which Prague museums are interesting?

Some great overview of some museums in Prague


There are a number of interesting large and small museums in Prague. They are constantly well maintained and are not only on rainy days worth visiting. The museums are quite numerous, a small selection to help you, To get an overview.

inneneinsicht vom prager nationalmuseum

The National Museum

The Narodni Muzeum is this largest museum the Czech Republic and the most important museum of culture- and natural history. The main building is perched at the top of Wenceslas Square and was 1895 in Neorenaissance, the then fashionable style, created. Housed are the numerous collections in different, some historic buildings.

Permanent exhibitions are the early history of Bohemia and Moravia and Slovakia, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Zoology and bone collection.

Place: Wenceslas Square 68, 115 79 Prague 1
Access by: Metro Muzeum (A, C) or tram 11

Note: The main building is expected for renovation until 2016 closed. The new building and all the others are open as usual.

National Technical Museum

The Museum of Technology is a Science– and Transportmuseum with some additional exhibitions. Themes of the exhibitions are timing, Mode of transport, Acoustic, Astronomy and telecommunications. Friends of large machines come at their expense.

Place: Church 42, Prague 7
Approach: Straßenbahn Letenske Square (1, 8, 25, 26)

Museum Kampa

The museum is located on the Vltava Kampa Island in the past Sova Mill. Is in it Modern Art shown from the private collection Meda Mladeks, Works of Frantisek Kupka, Otto Gutfreund and others can be found here.

Where: U Sovových mill 2, 118 00 Prague

Dvorak Museum

The Antonin Dvorak Museum shows the Life and Work of Composer Antonin Dvorak. It belongs to the National Museum and is presented in an elegant, find baroque summer residence.

Where: The Charles 20, Prague 2
Approach: Metro Pavlova (C) or tram 4, 6, 10, 11, 16, 22

Jewish Museum

In the Jewish Museum is one of the most extensive collections of Jewish art and literature world. It tells the story of Jewish life in the region. Several historic buildings include the Museum: the Maisel Synagoge, the Spanish Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagoge, the Klausen Synagogue, the Zeremoniensaal, the old Jewish Cemetery, the Robert Guttmann Galerie and the New Synagogue.

Place: The old school 1, 110 00 Prague 1

Smetana Museum

The Muzeum Bedrich Smetana dedicated to the life of the Composer Smetana, the u.a. for the composition of the “Moldau” is famous.

Address: Novotny footbridge 1, Prague 1
Approach: Metro Staromstská (A) or tram 17, 18

Artbanka Museum of Young Art

The AMOYA Museum offers a bold program contemporary Czech and international Art, which is rare to see it in this way. Under The museum is housed in the historic part of Prague, next to Charles Bridge.

Address: Charles 189/2, 110 00 Prague
Approach: Metro Staromestská (A)

Museum of Decorative Arts

An exhibition of Mode and Textiles, Graphic, Photos, Glass, Metal and ceramics.

Where: 17. November 2, Prague 1
How: Metro Staromestská (A), Tram 17, 18

Museum of Communism

The museum shows the atmosphere and living conditions in the communist era, from the end of World War II 1945 to 1989 took. This period was marked by arrests, Executions and the events of 1968.

Address: On ptíkope 10, Prague 1

Museum of the City of Prague

The Muzeum hlavního mesta Prahy presents Prague from prehistoric times to the present. Many pots and stones, a very extensive collection is exhibited here. The highlight is the large model of Prague Because of the long, the city at the end of 19. Century shows.

Where: On Porící 52, Prague 8
Approach: Metro Florenc (B, C)

Prague ham

Ham has several meanings. The word originally referred to the "leg" in the sense of "bones". Together with "legs" it comes from the Indo-European root for "wrong, from crooked " (presumably because of the curvature of the femur). The ham is the leg of the pig, So the rear part of the body, or the pelvic region.

The term "ham" is used for ready prepared meat products, which are usually eaten cold and mostly consist of the leg of the pig. For this purpose, they are cured depending on the preparation, scalded, fried, dried or smoked. The origin of this name is because any, the leg of the pig as a cooked ham, Air-dried ham or prosciutto achieved fame and thus finally gave this "preparation methods" the name.

Cooked ham

Cooked ham is cured usually by means of a spray process. In this case, the product is to obtain its juiciness an approximately eight- to twelve percent brine (consisting of drinking water, Nitrite and spices) injected. The injection rate is approximately. 20 % Frischgewichts of the Schinkens. The cured ham reddens within 24 Hours to and can be then brewed. In some cases the product is smoked just before or after brewing. Due to its relatively high water content of cooked ham is cooled and stored for a few days if stored. A variant of cooked ham is the Prague ham, of stewed or baked in bread dough is also used for hot dishes.

Prague ham

(Czech Prague ham) is a famous Czech cuisine cooked ham. It is traditionally served warm in Parg and the Czech Republic as a main dish, especially.

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Prague ham

To prepare smaller hams of young pigs with the rind first with salt, some sugar and spices such as coriander, Juniper, Caraway and bay rubbed dry and cured for about a month. Then the ham also for a month with beechwood smoked hot and are then ready for further processing.

In the next step, the ham is boned and - or pre-cooked - depending on the application. steamed and then baked or stewed.

To prepare for the main course, the rind is removed, the ham tightly wrapped in bread dough cooked in the oven and usually served with madeira sauce. Another traditional method of preparation is stewing soup with green and burgundy, wherein the resultant ground with force and Madeira sauce o. ä. is supplemented.

To use it as cold cuts, He is soft-baked with the rind. He is now commonly available in stores.

Alternative sites of Prague

John Lennon Mauer

john lennon wall prag

The John-Lennon-Mauer Formerly an ordinary old city wall in Prague, but since the 1980s it is painted with graffiti inspired John Lennon and parts of Beatles lyrics.

The wall is constantly being repainted and the original portrait of John Lennon disappeared long ago under several layers of new color. Had been repainted Even when the wall of the magistrates, it was after two days full of poems and flowers. Today the wall to the ideals of youth and love and peace is. The wall belongs to the Order of Malta, has the graffiti now allowed, and is on the Grand Priory Square, a street in Prague's Lesser Town.

The district Letnon with parking

Summer (formerly as Sommerberg respectively. Belvedere known) is the field name of a hill in Prague north of the city center and often the symbol of an increased level, the Letná Plain (Letná level) means and at the Letna (Summer-Park) followed by. The Letná height is in the Prague cadastral Bubeneč and Holešovice. Despite its location close to the center makes this area, not only in the past, a popular local recreation, still largely an open space with varying usages are.


Summer is a district of Prague, northwest of the city center in the District Prague 7, has one of the seven hills surrounding the center. The northern half of Letná part of Prague cadastral (cadastral) respectively. Holešovice district and the northern half of the district Bubeneč, the Ul. Milady Horakove (Milada Horakova-Straße) represents the dividing line. Die Malá Strana (Lesser Town) Hradcany and the adjoining districts in the southwest and west, adjacent to Letná during the Stromovka Park from the north. The Vltava River separates Letná of ​​Prague's Old Town (Prague's Old Town) in the north and the New Town (Prague New Town) in the south.

The Park

Letna Park in Prag

Fotoinfo: CC BY-SA 3.0, Author: Aktron

The Letna Park (Letna) adjacent to the Chotek-Park, the part of the Royal Gardens of Prague Castle is. Today he is a footbridge across the street Chotkova road connected to the Chotková Park. The park is located since 1898 as a garden restaurant in the historicist Hanavský pavilion at the Prague Jubilee Exhibition 1891 and the view restaurant Prague, originally at the Expo 58 inBrüssel stand.

The Letná Park, despite its near-center location remains a popular leisure area of ​​Prague's population. In The Year 2008 A new Tramway built on the Letná height, which part of the old route of the railway from Křižík 1891 to 1900 follows. It ends at the turn loop newly created called Špejchar, ride worth!

Sex Machines Museum

Is a real insider tip this attraction Prague.

bdsm masken im sexmuseum

BDSM masks in the sex museum in Prague

Here we find a Collection of old sex devices. The museum was 2002 founded and is close to the Old Town Square. The official website of the Museum of Sex Machines describes itself as “an exhibition of mechanical sex devices, whose purpose is, old ideas remastered to bring for extraordinary and unusual positions during intercourse in the Kpfe of visitors.” It is so far to our knowledge the only sex museum in the world, which is dedicated exclusively to the sex machines.

The three-story museum has a collection of about 200 Equipment, some of which (for a better understanding of the mechanism) be accompanied by flexible dummies. Some of the units have been in 16. Prepared Century. The collections include safety harnesses and “Copulation seats”, the purpose of which was, unconventional, also weightless, To enable sex positions. In addition, instruments are designed to stimulate the penis, of the testes, anal, vaginal and clitoral vibrator with a, “evil fingertips”, “Designed chairs for absolute domination “, an Asian “Magic Box” Sanfte, the peepholes, Throne chairs with a hole in the sliding seat, To facilitate oral sex, Chastity belt with teeth claws, which dates back to the 1580s, Iron corsets and more.

It is how we find particularly interesting Anti-masturbation device for boys exhibited in the museum, that was made in the 1920s. It contained an electronic ring, which was placed on the penis. The ring automatically switched on during an erection, so that the boy's parents were notified. A wise guy would of course take the ring down. How this can be prevented, this is a secret that can be revealed to you locally.

Worn Shoes of ancient Greek prostitutes are on display in the museum. These shoes had the sentence “follow my steps” engraved on the soles, so they left a footprint on the ground then usual. There is also a collection of erotic clothing. The Art Gallery in the sex museum has a collection of images on human sexuality. There is a small theater at the Museum, some of the world's oldest Porn Movies, filmed in Spain in the 1920s, shows.

After the opening of the museum criticized representatives of the City of Prague the organizer. The thing got to see it, six “unpleasant and unacceptable”. But what the lords reached so, was not to be expected. Through their statement, the popularity of the Museum of Sex Machines increased enormously tourists!

Checkout with which currency in Prague?

In the Czech capital Prague applies as in the rest of the country, the national currency of the Czech koruna as the default when paying services, Lodging or goods. As you can read in relevant forums, also Euros are accepted in some places. Here you have but expect a mostly poor exchange rate.

We recommend, therefore,, themselves Money at local ATMs withdraw in Czech crown. Here you can get a better exchange rate of the banks.

Money Exchange in Prague or your coin?

In the present Exchange Offices an even much worse course is paid as usual anyway on holidays or after nightfall.

Lately, the internationally recognized Credit Cards, how Show and Mastercard, more and more accepted. The collection points for credit cards have multiplied in recent years.

The fact that you have to pay his evening beer still hard cash in the national currency should, is probably a villager course. But the use of a Kreditkartenterminals connected to an overhead for the operator. The bulk of the fees for the credit card bill responsibility of the dealer, must pay between one and ten percent of. Therefore, credit cards are less popular than the debit cards at merchants, where a much lower fee is payable. But the company Visa Europe sets per year good six billion euros to the use of their credit cards.

Look for people, the Currency Exchange in the street offer, mostly to favorable exchange rate. It is possible, being scammed here, or be robbed. The most well-known stories are about cheaters, selling the cheap Bulgarian money instead of Czech crowns. Other scammers put worthless papers between the regular banknotes, so it looks like a big amount of money. If you start counting the money, Search the bandits then quickly run away.

Exchange Offices at the airport, Bus or train station or in the streets are legal and safe, However, some of these companies have unethical approach in offering. About, when you see a big sign, that the sample taken from the changer Commission allegedly zero % is, please be careful.

The usual Tricks are as follows: Look at the exchange rates, which are valid for sale of Czech crowns, so the rates look very attractive, but your rates, to Czech Koruna to Buy, are significantly worse.

The other trick is, that the currency exchange is a very good exchange rates, but there is a small sign, that those rates only include, if you have more than 40.000 Czech crowns or change similar.

So where can you exchange money in Prague? Banks are the safest places, where you can safely change currency.

Banks in Prague

Both national, as well as international and German banks are adequately represented in the capital of the Czech Republic. To the Czech institutions include, for example,: Banco Popolare Česká republika, Czech National Bank, Czech Export Bank, Czech Savings Bank, Mortgage Bank, J&T BANK, MPSS, PPF banka, Raiffeisenbank a.s. Czech. International banks with branches in the Czech Republic are about ABN Amro Bank, Citibank, HSBC and ING Bank.

German banks in Prague

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The banks in the Czech Republic are usually from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 17.00 Clock open. Saturday, Sunday and Czech holidays the banks are usually closed in Prague.

The Czech koruna in detail

Banknotes are 100, 200, 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000 Crowns in circulation. Coins are values ​​of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Crowns available. Current Umwechslungskurs the Czech National Bank on 03.03.2105:

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Prague Spring

The Prague Spring (tschechisch Prague Spring, Slovak Pražská jar) is the name given to the efforts of the Czechoslovak Communist Party (KPČ) Alexander Dubček under in the spring 1968, a liberalization- enforce and democratization program, and especially the influence and reinforce these reform efforts through the rapidly developing critical public.
The term "Prague Spring" combine two opposing processes: one hand, the attempt, "socialism with a human face" (Czech: socialism with a human face) to accomplish, on the other hand, the violent suppression of this experiment by the 21. August 1968 invading troops of the Warsaw Pact.



The term "Prague Spring" comes from western media and is a continuation of the concept Thaw, which in turn goes back to the title of the novel thaw of Ilya Ehrenburg. In Prague itself is the "Prague Spring" also since the 1946 in the capital of Czechoslovakia, the city of Prague, understood regularly conducted Prague Spring Music Festival.


Since the early 1960s, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic was in a profound economic and social crisis: The centralized bureaucratic planning system had a dramatic economic stagnation - out - even in comparison to the other CMEA countries; the Communist Party was dominated by a Stalinist-dominated leadership. She let z. B. an account of the political show trials (see e.g.. B. Milada Horakova, Rudolf Slansky) in the Gottwald era of the late 1940s and early 1950s not to.

Economic reform debates

The height of the economic crisis 1963 were finally reformist voices within and outside the party louder. Under the leadership of the Central Committee Member and Director of the Institute of Economics at the Prague Academy of Sciences Ota Šik a technocratic opposition made, the fundamental economic reforms demanded. According SIKS the planned economy should favor a "socialist market economy" - abandoned - with exemption of holdings of government and the reduction of bureaucracy. Among other things, suggested Šik the approval of Autonomous Trade Unions and privately owned small businesses, Joint ventures with Western companies, the introduction of workers' self-management and the end of state control of pricing before.

Ota Šik - who is not as revolutionary, but given the precarious situation of the Czechoslovak economy understood as a reformer - did not go so far, to provide the collectivization of agriculture and the people ownership of the means of production in question.

Nationality policy

In The Year 1960 Czechoslovakia took the socialist constitution. In this new constitution, there was a significant narrowing of the competences of the Slovak national institutions, the powers of the Slovak National Council were transferred to the ministries in Prague. In the aftermath Slovakia learned through integration into the Communist-ruled Czechoslovakia, although a large modernization, paid this but with the lack of political participation. Decisions of the KSS (Communist Party of Slovakia) had to be approved prior to the adoption in Prague. Since 1963 Alexander Dubček held the post of First Secretary of the KSS held. He advocated for the rehabilitation of the convicted in the 50s Slovak Communists and created a liberal climate in Slovakia (more liberal than in Prague), which in particular used the Slovak journalists and writers.

In the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, Dubček was in opposition to Novotny, the first secretary of the Central Committee of the KPČ and presidents of Czechoslovakia (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic). Dubček wanted to, inter alia, can not remember combined in one person the functions of the Secretary of the Office of the President KPČ and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and also called for increasing the powers of the Slovak institutions. Novotny called Dubček a Slovak nationalists, what Dubček still in the fifties, as then, Gustav Husak, who also came from Slovakia and after the violent end of the Prague Spring should play a leading role in the restoration of the pro-Moscow policy (see below), would also like to prison once Husak. Now planned Novotny "only" Dubček deposition; peaked addressing Novotny Dubček in December 1967. But Novotny "lost": am 5. January 1968 he put his function as the first secretary of the party available.

The Slovak national movement was a decisive factor for the beginning of the Prague Spring.

Critical public

For the critical intelligentsia extended in a "climate reluctantly tolerated liberalization and relatively ineffective reprisals by the political institutions," the possibilities of public expression, who were persecuted more attentive of a broad segment of the population. By the end of the year 1967 the critical public grew more and radicalized while in their criticism increasingly.

An early sign of this change was the "rehabilitation" of the long outlawed Franz Kafka, whose literary prestige on an international writers' meeting at Castle Liblice on 27. and 28. May 1963 was mooted. This became known as Kafka conference meeting there was a political discussion on the field of literary studies, being the subject of debate essentially the central Marxist concept of alienation was. Against the opinion of the participants, especially from the GDR, who saw Kafka as a victim of a personality cult and held it, that it could no longer be postulated by Karl Marx alienation of the worker from his work in socialism, represented the Czechoslovak delegates with the Austrian Ernst Fischer considered, that this could be the case very well and that we should see things, as they lay.

The discussion of the Kafka conference was taken up and continued by the Literary Gazette Literární noviny. This magazine was in the period following a major arena of conflict between the ideologues and the idealists. The magazine reached a remarkable for a country like Czechoslovakia edition of 140.000 Copies. She had to increasingly deal with sanctions of the Central Committee of the KPČ. The editor was replaced, but his successor could do little. At a congress of the Writers' Union in June 1967 practiced by Literární noviny sent delegates (three editors of the journal Ivan Klima, Antonín Jaroslav Liehm und Ludvik Vaculik) first direct criticism of the party leadership.

State- and party leader Antonín Novotný responded with a public statement, after which the congress a controlled from abroad campaign against the upcoming celebrations for 50. Is the anniversary of the October Revolution. The KPČ ordered the transformation of the editors of the magazine and banned a number of conference participants, darunter Pavel Kohout und Václav Havel, to stand in the elections of the Writers' Union. The above three editors were expelled from the party, other participants - such as Kohout - received warnings. The magazine was the Minister of Culture Karel Hoffmann assumed and immediately lost its function as a dissident member. All this, however, was seen as a sign, that Novotný had difficulty, like once brought down on the spot. So the sanctions instead resulted in a wide protest by journalists, Artists and writers, and a "legally unregulated, but disciplined Press anarchy ", in March 1968 should eventually culminate in the abolition of censorship, started, to develop.

All change in KPČ

Am 31. October 1967 Students protest against the conditions in their dorms. State- and party leader Antonín Novotný let dissolve the protests by force, However, a fact that prompted harsh criticism of the Central Committee. The Soviet Union, to which Novotný turned on, gave him to understand, that he could not count on help from Moscow, should be done even with its problems rather. At the beginning 1968 the years of tension between the left dogmatic and the reformist wing of the KPČ be unloaded. On the so-called January meeting of the Central Committee of the KPČ 4. January 1968 Novotný was as 1. Secretary of KPČ from 1. Secretary of the Communist Party of Slovakia, Alexander Dubček detached and retained only the power politics of little significance as President of the Republic for some time.

The change of leadership marked - after a few weeks of confusion about the new direction - the prelude to the reforms of the Czechoslovak government party, led in conjunction with the pressure of the public has become critical to the phenomenon of "Prague Spring". Dubček tried first, to slow the reformers in their zeal something, so as not to attract the suspicion of the other Eastern Bloc countries to be. This started already, to criticize the course of Czechoslovakia. Ota Šik was therefore not required as a member of the presidium, Moreover, not even the leadership of the Economic Committee, he was appointed. Rather, Dubček was directed at from a reform of the federal Constitution, what should the Slovaks grant greater autonomy rights.

As a programmatic basis for the reforms that served the 5. April 1968 presented action program KPČ, the particular economic reforms, Opinion- and freedom of information, aimed a reappraisal of the Stalinist past and a general realignment of the role of the Communist Party in society. This partisan political reforms but had not been recently anticipated due to the abolition of censorship in many ways already in the public debate on the reconstruction of society. The main points of the Programme of Action adopted by the government explanation of the first government Oldrich Cernik, which on 8. April 1968 Jozef Lenárt government replaced.

The objectives of the "Prague Spring" and the program of KPČ

Even if it is the "movement" of the Prague Spring not as such and thus impossible to define its goals "in itself", an attempt is made here, to give an overview of it.

The mood of the population was predominantly "consent to socialism, but only to a reformed, democratic " (not 'abolition of socialism'). In a survey conducted in July 1968 argued 89 % the Czechoslovak population favor of keeping the socialism. In the same survey, expressed only 7 % of the population dissatisfied with the government Dubček, the "socialism with a human face" advocated in its program. The basic goal was, to think of a new socialism, "Without self-appointed leaders [...], without gray workplaces and without callous bureaucracy ". In turn, the "human value above all values," and the system should be adapted to the circumstances of Czechoslovakia, rather than blindly copying of Moscow. The leading role is always still retains the KPČ, especially when the pressure began to grow from the outside.

In the field of political structure liberalization of all areas of life was planned, as well as the construction of the self KPČ. Centralism should be reduced, Concentrations of power, just to individuals, should be prevented, inner-party democracy and a return to a parliamentary model with bourgeois parties should be established.

The legal system of pluralism and freedom of expression should be further developed and used in practice application. In this context, is also often required rehabilitation of the victims of the processes of "fifties".

Leading architect of economic reforms was Ota Šik, who had designed a model of "human economic democracy". Thus, the central planning of the economy should be reduced to a minimum, the focus, however, competing against each other establishments should be, which - at least formally - were in the possession of their workers. The scientific and technical revolution should be promoted. In the companies themselves, there was a strong tendency for structures, in which employees and external stakeholders, as representative of the region, have decision-making powers and work closely.

The implementation of this reform plans would be a shift to an economy like Yugoslavia or even more closely with market mechanisms equaled. After the turn Ota Šik gave in an interview to, they have never actually had a reform of socialism but rather its abolition in mind.

The freedom of press, Science, Information and Tourism was an important step on the way to the intended cultural pluralism. This cultural pluralism was particularly the various nationalities in the CSSR. Minorities should cultural self-determination and development be granted and Slovakia, a constitutional equality in the form of a federalization of Czechoslovakia. On the Slovak half of the CSSR here was also the main focus.

In foreign policy, the primary objective was security in Europe. It is precisely the solution of the problem to the two against each other German states was standing here essential, just like the good relations of Czechoslovakia to Europe. The reformers were pretending, that the CSSR would still clearly oriented to the states of the Warsaw Pact, only the relations within the Alliance should walk away from the Soviet hegemony towards an equal partnership. At the same time, the idea of ​​the "Prague Spring" should be taken to other countries in East and West continues. However, it is unclear, whether this rather tactical reasons concessions to the socialist camp were made, in order to forestall an intervention Moscow.

Arrested were these "goals" in the action program KPČ from 5. April 1968, from the at the plenary session of the Central Committee 29. March to 5. April was decided. However, these objectives could specify only a rough direction, labeled them but only the direction of a running process, should always be developed through constant discussions throughout society, and only by political measures are specifically.

Emancipation of the public

In February 1968 Dubček had lifted censorship of the press. In the media of the country then found a "true information explosion" instead. Accordingly, the action program in public was not amused, rather taken for granted but, opinion leadership had since moved out of the party for the people.

A testimony to this emancipation to the public was the declaration signed by intellectuals of various stripes Manifesto 2000 Ludvik Vaculik words of the writer in June 1968 as well as the resulting associations in the spring K 231 or KAN.

The Star reported in its issue no. 36 from 8. September 1968, on the activities of the "Send Battalion 701" Psychological Warfare of the Armed Forces, which during the Prague Spring with secret transmitters, such as "Radio Free Czechoslovakia" "Radio Free North Bohemia" and "Radio number seven" broadcast on frequencies switched Czechoslovakia stations. In this u.a. Given by misreporting, z.B. the Dubček was murdered or a children's hospital would be shot down in Prague. The star has denied the report later, but there have been charged on the basis of Article against the magazine allegations of treason.

Reaction of the Soviet Union

Soviet Union, who had the power of change Novotný to Dubček initially approved, but then quickly took an extremely skeptical position to the Czechoslovak development, deemed the "Manifesto of the 2000 Words "as a platform of counter-revolution. In this she was encouraged by the Deputy Prime Minister, Gustav Husak, spoke of an "atmosphere of terror".

Antonín Novotný (he was 5. January 1968 to resign as party leader and the 22. March was also forced to resign as president and was discharged in June from the Central Committee of the Communist Party) reported in two visits to the Soviet government, The Communist Party under Dubček am about, give up the power monopoly of the Communist Party.

In March 1968 were in Dresden (respectively. am 21. March 1968 in the New house hunters in barbecue bei Dresden) Government representatives of Czechoslovakia with those of the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and the GDR - later known as the "Warsaw Five" designated States, which ultimately resulted in the intervention - come together, to discuss the situation in Czechoslovakia. Further meetings of the "Warsaw Five" found on the topic, this time without Czechoslovak participation, in May and June instead. Here, the Soviet pressure mounted on the government in Prague, significantly reduce the reforms. A military intervention soon became one of the threats, which exercised the Warsaw Pact pressure on his reformist member.

A few days after bilateral talks between the Czechoslovak and Soviet government was on 3. August inBratislava the last official meeting between Czechoslovakia and the "Warsaw Five" instead. The final communiqué adopted in Bratislava was seen in the CSSR as a sign of relaxation, because the various parties a national sovereignty should be given on their way to socialism. In fact, after the meeting the current Soviet preparations were stepped up to the invasion of Czechoslovakia.

New research, that Leonid Brezhnev (assumed unlike common) to prevent a military intervention tried and believed in the possibility of a political solution to the end. In disregard of the actual situation in Czechoslovakia, he shall have his intimate friend Dubček begged literally on the phone, to take the necessary steps to restore the supremacy of KPČ. In contrast, demanded the State- and party leaders of the German Democratic Republic and Bulgaria, Walter Ulbricht and Todor Zhivkov, as well as representatives of the military as Marshal Grechko decided the immediate military suppression of the reform movement. This derived from an analysis of the internal discussions of the Soviet party leadership lessons can later pronouncements of the Soviet leadership, one was willing to negotiate until the last moment, appear credible.

In addition, the conservative Czechoslovak opposition had used the meeting in Bratislava to, Official Soviet secret "invitation" come let, with which she asked for an intervention to prevent counter-revolution in Czechoslovakia.

Warsaw Letter to the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia

The Warsaw letter to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (CSSR) from 15. July 1968 is also seen as Brezhnev Doctrine and carried 37 Days before the invasion of troops into Czechoslovakia. From the contents:

"It was and still is not our intention, interfere in such matters, the pronounced internal affairs of your party and your state are. It was and still is not our intention, violating the principles of respect for autonomy and equality in the relationship between the communist parties and the socialist countries ... "

"We can not agree, that enemy forces push your country from the path of socialism and would risk secession of Czechoslovakia from the socialist community. These are not just your affairs. These are the common affairs of all communist and workers' parties and all through Confederation, through collaboration and friendship united states. These are the common affairs of our states, who have united in the Warsaw Treaty, their independence, to ensure peace and security in Europe, an insurmountable barrier against the imperialist forces of aggression and revenge erect. "

Invasion of the troops of the Warsaw Pact countries

On the night of 21. August 1968 marched about half a million soldiers of the Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria in Czechoslovakia and occupied within a few hours, all strategically important positions in the country. It was this to be the largest military operation in Europe since 1945.

During the invasion died 98 Czechs and Slovaks. About 50 Soldiers of the intervention troops were killed. The National People's Army of the GDR did not take part in the occupation, However, there were two of its divisions on the border ready. Only about 30 NVA soldiers of a message unit stayed because of the military action in the command staff of the invading forces on the military training area Milovice.

The KPČ decided, to afford a military resistance. The NATO stood still; they could see from their radar stations on the summit of the Great Arber in the Bavarian Forest from the continuous landing of Soviet military aircraft at the Prague airport.

The President of Czechoslovakia, Ludvik Svoboda, called Czechs and Slovaks in a radio address on this, To remain calm. Dubček and other senior members of the government were arrested and taken to Moscow. There you can put them under pressure and they gradually ousted in favor of the Party line, Gustav Husak. In Czechoslovakia worked the actual plan of the USSR, to present a new government, due to the non-violent, closed protest not the population of the occupied country. The assertion, the KPČ have requested the invasion, was denied concluded by Czechoslovak page: For the actual "conspirators" the climate of opinion in the CSSR was unfavorable, to announce an open palace revolution. In the confusion of the first days of the occupation succeeded the Communist Party even, convene an extraordinary congress of the National Assembly, on which the invasion was explicitly condemned and the Dubček government confirmed in office.

Dubček renounced any military resistance, because it was considered a priori as hopeless. However, there were clashes between the civilian population and the invaders. On the first day of the invasion died 23 People. Up to 1. September cost of the invasion of Warsaw Pact troops 71 Czechoslovaks life. Of the Czech and Slovak population was attempted, to slow through civil disobedience and various actions the occupation. To name signs and street signs were twisted, painted over, smash or removed, so that those unfamiliar with the occupying forces were sent in the wrong direction. Thousands, mostly drawn yourself or even printed posters, which mocked the occupiers and calling for passive resistance, were, mainly in Prague and Bratislava, but also in other cities, distributed and stuck to the walls of houses and shop windows. The then Czechoslovak Radio played a major role. Thus, a mobile transmitting station was set up under the then head of Jiří Pelikán, to inform the population. Also, the ORF has played a major role, by informing the Czechoslovaks via shortwave transmitters in Austria. In their own country they were not or about the events. informed partly wrong. In addition, pirate radio played an important role, which were also not completely turned off by the Soviet occupation forces.

Statement of the Soviet news agency TASS

Am 21. August 1968 Spread the Soviet news agency TASS an official statement on the invasion of troops into Czechoslovakia: "TASS is authorized to declare, that figures in the party and the state of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic have to the Soviet Union and the other allied states approached with the request, the Czechoslovak People's brother urgent help, including assistance by armed forces, grant. This appeal has been triggered, as laid down in the Constitution socialist political system has been compromised by counter-revolutionary forces, have entered into a conspiracy with the external forces hostile to socialism. The events in and around Czechoslovakia were repeatedly subject of exchange of views of the leading figures of the fraternal socialist countries, including Czechoslovakia. These countries are unanimous in, that the support, the consolidation and protection of the socialist achievements of the people is the common international duty of all socialist countries. This their common position was formally proclaimed in the Bratislava Declaration. "

"The further escalation of the situation in Czechoslovakia affect the vital interests of the Soviet Union and the other socialist countries, the interests of the security of the countries of the socialist community. The danger to the socialist system in Czechoslovakia is also a threat to the foundations of European peace. "

Non-participation of the GDR

The Deputy Minister of National Defense of the GDR Siegfried Weiss visited units and elements of the NVA, "Participating in the joint actions of the fraternal armies to protect the socialist achievements in Czechoslovakia"

Back in May 1968 is the combat readiness of the border troops was increased. The 7. Tank- and the 11. Motorized Rifle Division of the National People's Army of the GDR (NVA) were under from the 29. July 1968 the Soviet High Command. On the morning of 21. August, the civilian border traffic was stopped in the CSSR. Furthermore, close to the border villages were isolated and allowed to be accessed only by residents. Also on this day took the propaganda station Radio Vltavaits operation on. This station has been operated by the GDR and broadcast by Wilsdruff near Dresden towards Czechoslovakia on medium wave. The aim was to, to influence the population within the meaning of the Warsaw Pact countries. The transmitter presented in spring 1969 after massive protests Czechoslovakia to operate a.

In the invasion itself troops of the NVA did not participate. The decision about it was only a few hours before the beginning of the invasion and the NPA leadership from the supreme commander of the Warsaw Pact Marshal Jakubowski was informed. Presumably, the Czechs were in 30. Are not additionally exacerbated year after the Munich Agreement by the sight of invaders in German Uniform. In the mass media Pact countries still official comments were widely, that reported on the participation and the NVA.

The East German government evaluated the reduction of the role of the NVA to only supportive measures as a reset. In the GDR by the SED was a planned misleading the population instead, Reports were circulated by the use of NVA troops in Czechoslovakia. Which reflected in reports by Western journalists, which had fallen for deliberate misinformation from the NVA occurrence in the CSSR.

Am 23. August, the 11. Motorized Rifle Division moved closer to the Czechoslovak border in the room Adorf Auerbach Oelsnitz. Am 16. October 1968 the troops were again placed under the supreme command of the German Democratic Republic and moved back a day later to barracks.

As part of protests in the GDR were according to the Ministry of the Interior of 21. August to 4. September 1968 468 Arrested demonstrators and overall the identity of 1075 People found.

The Prague Spring

Am 23. August, two days after the start of the intervention, Ludvik Svoboda President was officially launched negotiations to Moscow, where its call back - was also attended by the members of the government in custody by Alexander Dubček - initially only unofficially.

The Moscow Protocol, which was adopted three days later, contained an abolition of almost all reform projects. With this result, a de facto surrender in luggage Dubček returned, which was initially still left in his offices, back to Prague, where he was first again received enthusiastic. After a few weeks, however, the population of Czechoslovakia could no longer doubt, that the "Prague Spring" with the 23. August had come to an end.

As a result of the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact troops left tens of thousands of people, primarily skilled workers and intellectuals, the country. But after some fled Austria 96.000 People, other 66.000 Tourists came not from Austria back to Czechoslovakia. In the course of immediately set to work by Husak purges within the Communist Party almost half a million party members, the party membership was revoked.

In protest against the suppression of the Prague Spring, the student Jan Palach burned at 16. January 1969 themselves on Wenceslas Square in Prague. He died on 19. January, his injuries. His act was repeated a month later by Jan Zajíc at the same place.

Movies about the Prague Spring

  • Renata Schmidtkunz: End of Spring - Prague 1968. AT, ORF, 45 Min., 2006 (Contents: Witnesses as the then-general manager ORF Gerd Bacher, Hugo Portisch, Helmut Zilk, Barbara Coudenhove-Calergi (AZ Vienna) and two spokesmen of the "Prague Spring", Pavel Kohout und George Gruša, now president of the International PEN International, remember and comment on rare archival footage. The predictability of the invasion is mentioned repeatedly.)
  • Lutz pensioners & Frank Otto Sperlich: The Prague Spring and the GDR. DT, MDRFS, 45 Min., 2013, Original Air 20. August 2013 (Documentation with archival footage. Contents: Young people in the GDR dream, that the GDR is infected by the Prague Spring. Among other report Toni Krahl, Florian Havemann, and Friedrich Schorlemmer of their hopes and Losses, which they associated with the Prague Spring.)


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