Aug 31, 2012
Czech Republic hops harvest to be down by 26 pct in 2012, prices not expected to go up
Fear not, beer lovers! The Czech hops harvest is expected to plummet by around a quarter this year due to bad weather - but there's plenty of stock to quench the huge thirst both at home and abroad.
For first-time visitors the world-famous KonopiA tA> Chateau or KarlA tejn Castle are natural choices for daytrips outside of Prague but one destination visitors might want to consider is the royal Czech town of RakovnA k, a veritable historic gem found less than 60 kilometres west of the Czech capital.
Czech Republic: Ultra-right extremists commemorate death of one of their own
On Saturday evening, 60 ultra-right extremists gathered in the town of Rakovnik to hold an assembly and march in honor of the memory of a fellow extremist who was murdered three years ago after a falling out with another man at a discotheque.