Prag stad i Tjeckien med operahus

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Prag stad i Tjeckien med operahus

Prag  är huvudstad och största stad i Tjeckien samt är belägen vid floden Moldau (tjeckiska Vltava). Staden har drygt 1,2 miljoner invånare.

Prags universitet, Karlsuniversitetet, grundades 1348 av kung Karl IV och är det äldsta universitetet i Centraleuropa norr om Alperna och öster om Rhen. Sedan 1992 har stadens gamla centrum varit upptaget på Unescos världsarvslista.

Prag är beläget i den tidigare österrikiska provinsen Böhmen, som sedan 1993 tillsammans med Mähren utgör Tjeckien. Böhmen var från början ett självständigt kungarike, men genom ett flertal giftermål blev landet en del av habsburgarnas område år 1526. Samtidigt blev landet en österrikisk provins, och Prag var i hög grad en tyskspråkig och tyskkulturell stad. Framgångsrika tyskspråkiga författare och diktare, som Franz Kafka och Rainer Maria Rilke, föddes i Prag.

Idag är Prag särskilt känt för sina vackra och imponerande byggnader som representerar alla stilarter. Staden är dessutom indelad i flera områden, den gamla stadsdelen från 1200-talet, den nya stadsdelen från 1300-talet (därmed inte alls så ny) samt den judiska stadsdelen. Hradčany med sina katedraler och slottsområde har varit säte för kungar, kejsare och presidenter sedan 800-talet. I Prag finns det många torn och spiror och i början av 1800-talet räknade man att det fanns 103; idag anslås antalet till att vara mer än 500.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prague  is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the 15th largest city in the European Union.  It is also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.24 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million.  The city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters. Prague has the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union.

Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.  It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played major roles in the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years’ War, and in 20th-century history, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The city boasts more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. An extensive modern public transportation system connects the city. Also, it is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including Charles University (Univerzita Karlova v Praze[11]). Prague is classified as an “Alpha-” global city according to GaWC studies, comparable to Vienna, Seoul and Washington, D.C. Its rich history makes it a popular tourist destination, and the city receives more than 4.4 million international visitors annually, as of 2011.[12] Prague ranked fifth in the Tripadvisor world list of best destinations in 2014.  Prague is the fifth most visited European city after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome.

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The National Theatre is the Czech Republic’s representative stage. It is one of the symbols of Czech national identity and a part of the European cultural arena. It is a bearer of national cultural heritage and at the same time an arena for free artistic creativity. The theatre is a living artistic organisation which understands tradition as imposing a task and duty to find constantly new interpretation and an endeavour to achieve the highest artistic quality.

Today’s National Theatre comprises four artistic ensembles – Opera, Drama, Ballet and Laterna magika – which alternate in performances in the historic building of the National Theatre, the State Opera, the Estates Theatre and the New Stage. Opera, Ballet and Drama choose their repertoire not only from the wealth of classical references, but in addition to Czech authors also focus on modern international creative work.

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