Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Petřínská rozhledna (or Petřín Lookout Tower) offers amazing views of Prague.  The structure is must shorter than the Eiffel Tower — about one-fifth the height — but because it sits atop a high hill, the view from the top is at a higher elevation than the Eiffel Tower.

When the former Czechoslovakia was under Communist rule, western pop music was banned to the point that musicians were jailed for playing it. The authorities were especially against John Lennon’s songs because they were about a freedom that didn’t exist behind the Iron Curtain.  When John Lennon was murdered in 1980, the pacifist youth of Prague […]