Video: A Symphonic Journey to the Czech Republic

A few years ago, I teamed up with the Cascade Symphony to create Rick Steves’ Europe: A Symphonic Journey, an hour-long special that explores Europe’s most stirring Romantic-era anthems.

In this clip from the special, 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 Bohemia.