Music Lovers and Europhiles: Czech Out Smetana

In our third installment of Rick Steves’ Europe: A Symphonic Journey (which is debuting all across the USA on public television this month), we drop in on the Czech Republic. As throughout Europe in the late 19th century, Czech nationalists and Romantics teamed up to celebrate their unique cultural heritage. Bedrich Smetana’s masterwork, “The Moldau,” is the unofficial anthem of the Czech Republic… and if you’re headed to Prague, you’re sure to hear it.

Enjoy this little musical trip to the Czech lands. Share it with your friends (as there are five more symphonic journey clips in the next five days), and find out when the full special airs on your local public television station.

If you can’t see the video below, watch it on YouTube.