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The failed attempt of the Swedish army to conquer Prague at the end of the Thirty Years’ War has been back in the news, as a Baroque-style Victory Column that was toppled by a mob in Old Town Square 1918 is now likely to be rebuilt on its original spot. The

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The general took astrology very seriously, even delaying a battle due to the stars Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein, one of the most significant generals of the Thirty Years’ War, had a strong belief in astrology, and that may have been his downfall. After gleaning much military success, as was predicted

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A conjuring trick gone horribly wrong unleashed a mythical beast Prague legends include many mystical animals, including a unicorn. While the story is a bit vague, this majestic creature is more than welcome next to the city’s mermaid, werewolf, talking horse, house sprites, demonic rabbit, possessed dogs and cats, and ghostly goat

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The mysterious spectres wander the same small group of streets The area around Prague Castle has quite a few frightening apparitions. Two of the most unsettling are at Jánský vršek, just down some steps from Nerudova Street. The tale may have been one story a long time ago, as some parts overlap,

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