I had the chance to visit Prague for 4 days. Prague is a beautiful city that has been very much influenced by various events that took place in the last century.

Statistics

Prague is the sixth richest urban area in the European Union in terms of per capita GDP. Unemployment is at 2.8%. The national economic context is also rather favorable because the Czech Republic is with the Netherlands, the country with the lowest poverty rate in Europe. It stands at 10% of the population while the EU average is at 16%.

History

The history of Prague is very rich. The accession of Prague as the capital of the Holy Roman Empire in the 14th century makes it truly the heart of Europe. The remoteness of Prague from Western European life resulted from the split effected by communism.

Immediately after Hitler's takeover, Prague became a place of exile for many Germans, because of its geographical proximity to Berlin, the seat of the exiled German Social Democratic Party, the SoPaDe, and because they spoke German.

On March 15, 1939, Bohemia-Moravia (of which Prague is part) is conquered by Germany in its entirety and Adolf Hitler paraded at Prague Castle. Subsequently, many Jews living in Prague will be deported to the various concentration and extermination camps.

Shortly after the Second World War, the Czechoslovak Communist Party gained momentum. The elections of 1946 and 1948 gave the majority to the Communists in Prague, who took full power in February 1948, with the Prague "coup".

Food

The traditional Czech cuisine is particularly rich and varied. German and Austrian influences bring meat to the in the spotlight.

The national dish is goulash, it's pretty good.