The Czech Republic is a Central European country bordering Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. It has over 10 million inhabitants and its capital is Prague.
The Czech Republic for much of its history belonged at various times to the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of Hungary and the Austrian Empire. It formed part of Czechoslovakia following World War 1, until the Velvet Revolution ended communist rule there in 1989. It gained independence in 1993. This page collates all of DW's content on the Czech Republic.
In the midst of the global Black Lives Matter movement, French footballer Jean-David Beauguel had to endure monkey chants during a recent game in the Czech top division. He told DW he "knows it will happen again."
The European Commission's €750 billion EU recovery plan — Does reopening borders risk a second wave of COVID-19 infections? — Hungary's government set to end Viktor Orban's power to rule by decree — Pubs and bars get back to business in the Czech Republic — How wildlife has been benefitting from the coronavirus pandemic — and more on this weekend's podcast.
Coronavirus: more than 250 million people in lockdown across the EU — Italians adjust to life under siege — Criticism that Britain has done too little too late to combat the crisis — How musicians in Norway are providing virtual concerts — Helping the elderly and isolated during the outbreak — COVID-19 reports from Spain, the UK, Ireland, Norway, France, Czech Republic, Austria and more.
Man rams car into Carnival goers — French farmers combat agribashing — Research discovers world's oldest wooden structure in Czech Republic — Palermo's 'rainbow chorus' puts spotlight on immigrant children — Locals from Lesbos clash with authorities over new refugee camps — DW investigation reveals WhatsApp privacy glitch
Archaeologists in the Czech Republic are hailing the discovery of a Neolithic well as the oldest man-made wooden structure in the world. Dendrochronology – the process of dating tree rings to the exact year they were made – has proved this well comes from either 5,256 or 5,255 BC, i.e. the end of the Stone Age. Rob Cameron has more from the Czech city of Olomouc.