We go back to 1784, when Prague was founded, more precisely the Royal Capital of Prague. For many centuries before, not only Prague Castle stood in the bend of a large river, but also four independent cities, which adjoined each other and looked like one metropolis to the uninitiated, but in fact jealously guarded their own self-government, authorities and privileges. And she often did it on purpose, as close neighbors sometimes handle.
The cities were united by the reformer Joseph II.
Staré Město, Nové Město, Malá Strana and Hradčany have lived together for about 500 years and no one has seen the established order change. The ice did not move until the notorious reformer Joseph II ascended the throne.
He did not like the arrangement of Prague with four town halls at all, especially when the much larger Vienna managed to make do with one municipality. However, the inhabitants of Prague’s cities resisted the emperor for many years, until the monarch had to stamp himself hard. But even then the problems didn’t stop …
On Monday, Stories from the calendars will belong to the builders and patrons named after the Prague student dormitory.
In the Stories from the Calendars, every weekday after 12 o’clock, we commemorate personalities, discoveries and events in important, but also little-known or amusing contexts.
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Live on the radio on Dvojka, from Monday to Friday after noon news. You can listen to the stories from the calendars back on the Internet, all parts are downloadable as a podcast. You can find the podcast on the Dvojka website or on the audio portal mujRozhlaswhich you can also install as an application.