The greasy axle of modern Prague is Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí), a mass of shabby gift shops and strip clubs. It was here that protesters gathered to topple Communism in the Velvet Revolution. At the top end is a statue of St Wenceslas on his horse. Below is a small memorial to 21-year-old student Jan Palach, who burnt himself to death in protest against the Russian invasion of ’68, becoming a symbol of Czech resistance.

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Get on board: the 5 best European river cruises

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29 Mar 2016 • AnneLise Sorensen insert_drive_file Article
10 of the best European city breaks

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01 Dec 2015 • Emma Gibbs insert_drive_file Article
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