Prague Castle

Prague Castle – III. Courtyard with the seat of the president of the Republic

The third courtyard founded around 1541 is one of the most widely visited tourist sites.   A fire broke out in the same year in the courtyard and buried all the buildings which had been built in the Middle Ages.  Let’s focus on the biggest castle courtyard which houses many  treasures of our country. We can start, for example with the biggest bell in Bohemia. Next, in this court, in the southern tract we find the seat of the President of the Czech Republic. » More »

Gardens of the Prague Castle

The Prague Castle premises are not surrounded only by significant historical buildings. There are many gardens and little parks all the way round whose green and colorful blossoms create a peftect scenery. » More »

Prague Castle – Where you can see the President

We would like to show you places where you could possibly meet the President of the Czech Republic, Mr. Miloš Zeman. I believe that everyone already questioned themselves on their walk across the Prague Castle, where the President actually lives. Would you also like to look in the windows of his office? Well, if yes, let’s talk about Miloš Zeman. » More »

Czech king - Jiří z Poděbrad (George of Poděbrad)

List of the crowned kings of Bohemia

It has been a long time since the first royal coronation was held in 1086 and many sovereigns had been sitting on the royal throne. Some of them more and some of them less influenced the history of our country. Now we would like to introduce the crowned heads on the Czech throne to you. » More »

St. Wenceslas Crown

Secret of St. Wenceslas Crown – Czech kings

St. Wenceslas Crown is the most significant part of the Crown Jewels. It ranks among the most remarkable symbols of our Land and it is surrounded by many mysteries. St. Wenceslas Crown is together with the Crown Jewels kept in the Crown Chamber of  St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle. The set also contains a case for the Royal Crown, the Sceptre and the Apple and also St. Wenceslas Sword. Now we will learn more about the Jewels but especially about the Royal Crown. » More »

korunovacni klenoty

Czech Crown Jewels

What do we understand under the term „Crown Jewels“? They are actually objects that used to serve for the ceremonious coronation of the Kings of Bohemia. They are composed of the Crown of St. Wenceslas, Royal Sceptre, Royal Apple, Coronation Cloak. The jewels are completed by caskets and a cushion under the royal crown. The Coronation Jewels were proclaimed the national cultural relic in 1962. Due to this article you will learn a lot of interesting facts about our land treasures, for instance where you can see them. » More »

King Wenceslas II. at  the feast

The coronation feast – the entire part of the coronation – Prague Castle

Just like any other festive acts also the coronation was accompanied by a festive feast. Let´s discover what was actually going on after the new monarch had left the St. Vitus Cathedral. » More »

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The first and the last Royal Coronation – Prague Castle

The first royal coronation in history was the coronation of Vratislaus II as the King of Bohemia and the last coronation was the coronation of Ferdinand V, noted in the Czech history as Ferdinand I the Good. » More »

Charles IV. (Karel IV.)

Coronation of the most famous Czech King – Charles IV.

The first royal crown which later became the crown of the Roman kings Charles IV. acquired in 1346. It was originally meant to serve for his private purposes only and he let it later remake for the state purposes. In August of 1346, on the day of his father´s John of Luxembourg´s death, he became the king of Bohemia. » More »

Coronation procession - Křížovnické square

Coronation processions – Czech kings

Coronation and procession participants
High-ranking clerical dignitaries, leading provincial aristocrats and noted nobelmen from abroad
were also invited to participate in the coronation. All the guests were present during the festive coronation procession. The organization of the people in the ceremonious procession has at all times been the responsibility of the highest courtyard marshal. The emphasis has always been placed on the status and belonging to a certain social class. For instance, the higher provincial officers or representatives of the towns always had to walk prior to the knights who had to be placed prior to the representatives of the lordly class. » More »

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