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1/2007 content:

Return to Melnik – interview with Bettina Lobkowicz, mistress of Melnik Chateau, Czech Heraldry through the Centuries – the heraldry of the Czech aristocracy, the development of municipal coats-of-arms and state symbols, Theatrum Kuks – a unique festival set against the backdrop of the “capital city of the Baroque”, The Garden of Europe – the beautifully preserved “Enlightenment garden” of the Lednice-Valtice complex, Gallery – the romantic legacy of Czech castle ruins, Still a Living Inspiration: Karel Hynek Macha – the story of a
poet-tough whose work continues to be a source of inspiration, The Miracle of Seeing and the Enchantment of Josef Sudek – the most beautiful photos of the Czech countryside, whether idyllic or industrial, Genius of the Czech Baroque: Jan Blazej Santini - Aichel – an architect whose work weds the Gothic with the Baroque, Mosaic – interesting people and events in the Czech Republic , Comenius by Rembrandt van Rijn – a painting from the Uffizi, recently declared a portrait of one of the greatest Czech thinkers

2/2007 content:

Prague Runs on Babylonian Time - the story of Prague’s astronomical clock, a tourist attraction and symbol of Czech statehood, The “Golden Age” of Restoration - the development of Czech restoration activities, paradoxically hastened by the catastrophic flood in August 2002, The Magic of Czech Railways - railway lines that are unique from a technical point of view or because, 300 Years of the Czech Technical University - the tercentenary of an institution that served as a model for the Vienna Polytechnic, Gallery - the insignia of CTU’s seven faculties, masterpieces of art and
craftsmanship, The Tatra - the story of a famous brand-name - vehicles whose revolutionary concepts kept causing great stirs, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines - the first Czech aviators and their modest beginnings in a field outside Pardubice, Czech Intellects - the most ambitious Czech project in support of research, a product of the private sector, Mosaic - interesting people and events in the Czech Republic, Auto Parts for the World - the automotive industry becomes the driving force behind the Czech economy

3/2007 content:

How the Czechs Discovered Africa - the story of the first Czech travellers and missionaries, Sixty Years of Literary Encounters - growing interest in African literature in the Czech Republic, We’re All Africans! - the Creative Africa drama festival, which includes even “Czech” African companies, A New Home in the Heart of Europe - an Ethiopian, a Senegalese and a Namibian - all of them now Czechs, Building the Peace - Czech soldiers in UN peacekeeping missions, Gallery - Jablonex in Africa: Czech costume
jewellery for the whole continent, pages20 - 21 Assistance to Africa , Africa in the Centre of Prague / The Path to Africa is the Path to People - non-formal activities bridging cultural differences, and Czech “amateurs” helping Africa, Ties with Africa - a long tradition of mutual ties, Mosaic - interesting people and events linking Africa and the Czech Republic, Opening a Window on African Art - works by 150 African painters and sculptors touring the Czech Republic

4/2007 content:

"I'm a patriot, that's for sure," - says art collector Meda Ml dek, V clav Hollar - It's been 400 years since the birth of the most famous Czech engraver., "Hollarka" - the only secondary school of the graphic arts in the country, Komarek Boemo - a printer from Hradec Kr lov‚ in the service of Roman cardinals, The Exotic Language of Czech Graphic Arts - Czech graphic arts are viewed abroad as both beautiful and inexpensive., Gallery - Frantisek Sk la's Energetic
Objects, Not to Suffer from One's Age - a portrait of Petr Nikl, a unique artist and performer, Landscapes of the Heart - the life of the self-taught Czech painter Kamil Lhot k, An Artist of the Borderline - Jakub Schikaneder was a master of nostalgia and a painter on the boundaries of light and shadow., Mosaic - news and information from the Czech Republic, The Brno Biennale - an exhibition of the most recent trends in graphic design

5/2007 content:

"We support a Europe without barriers," says Alexandr Vondra, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs., An Air Haven for the Third Millenium - Prague airport celebrates its seventieth birthday., Cyclists Welcome - journeying along gently rolling roads, Foreigners Discover Czech Rivers - the Vltava, Sazava, Morava: travelling along Czech rivers is free, Gallery - the Boubin virgin forest - ancient and closed to the public, The Bohdanec Ponds - A natural
balance returns to this region of vast ponds., The Call of the Wild - Even the Communists couldn’t destroy the Czech tramping movement., The Forgotten "River-men" - a thousand-year-old tradition of timber-rafting brought to an end by the construction of major dams on the Vltava, Mosaic - news and information from the Czech Republic, The Vltavan Association in Prague - surviving all regimes: the oldest association in the Czech Republic

6/2007 content:

Good neighbours aren’t created by government decree, says Franz Olbert, pioneer of Czech-German understanding., Czech Banat - a legendary land where the purest old Czech traditions have survived until today, We’re not exactly newcomers, say the Ukrainians living in the Czech Republic., The Landscape of Czech-Russian Relations - strong cultural ties shaped by a shared Slavic identity, Gallery - the poetic world of the leading Czech graphic artist Míla Judge-Fürstová, London, My Home -
the gates to the European metropolis open wide to outstanding talent, Director of His Own Fate - Frantisek Listopad - world traveller and creative artist, a welcome guest everywhere, One Foot in Copenhagen - Jiri & Jiri, one of the leading Czech research teams internationally, Mosaic - news and information from the Czech Republic, All the best - and next year in Greece! - the story of thousands of Greek children who found asylum in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s

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Welcome to The Heart of Europe

Welcome to the Heart of Europe is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the Czech Republic published by THEO Publishing in cooperation with the Press Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It was launched in 1994 and is distributed to Czech embassies and consulates abroad, missions and Czech information and cultural centres as well as to passengers on Czech Airlines flights.

It appears in five languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Russian.

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A Japanese edition of the review Welcome to the Heart of Europe!
In late 2004, we published a special issue of the review devoted entirely to Czech music. This issue has now been translated into Japanese, making it the first-ever Japanese language edition of our magazine.

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