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Experience New Year’s Eve in Prague

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Winter is almost here and the inevitable question keeps popping up in your mind – what should I do for the New Year’s Eve? Of course, you can spend it with your relatives, throw a party in your hometown, or go to the mountains, like you always do… but why not experiencing something completely new?…

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A comprehensive guide to Czech Christmas traditions (part 2)

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Christmas takes a lot of preparation. Czech women are crazy about tidying up for this occasion. Christmas cleaning is actually a special term in our language. It involves cleaning everything you come across at your place, including windows, no matter the weather. Even if it is freezing outside, this just needs to get done. Your…

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A comprehensive guide to Czech Christmas traditions (part 1)

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Christmas in the Czech Republic involves a combination of pagan and Christian traditions. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between the two, but it doesn’t matter too much, for we love them all irrespectively. There used to be major celebrations of winter solstice already before the birth of Jesus Christ. Also known as midwinter, winter…

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Meet: Mark, our local expert in Prague

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Where are you from and how did you end up in Prague? I am from the city of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, great seafood, and a very friendly atmosphere. I love my hometown but there is a big world to go and see. How did I end up in Prague? I have been…

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Where to get Prague’s best burgers

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Some years ago, Radovan and Zuzana, a husband and wife duo from Slovakia, decided to quit their jobs and buy a food truck. In their very old Mercedes, they started preparing food and soon became so popular that whenever there was a farmers’ market or food festival happening, it just wasn’t right if they weren’t…

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How it all began: Masaryk, the 1st president of Czechoslovakia

History

It’s 2018! It’s the centennial of Czechoslovakia! There is a big pile of things to see and do throughout Prague. One image you will see all over the place is a poster of a grandfatherly figure with a bushy mustache. His calm demeanor hides an incredibly far-sighted and driven man. This man is Tomáš Garrigue…

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Prague’s hopping craft beer scene is more than just pilsners

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In Prague, the pilsner flows in beer gardens, bars, and restaurants where this brewing style was born. But the brewing scene is experiencing a revolution in the past decade, with tastes expanding to welcome new styles. Yes, craft brewing is hot even in the Czech Republic, regarded by many as the world’s beer capital and…

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Art lovers alert – the convent of Saint Agnes is a new item on your bucket list

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Have you ever heard of the convent of Saint Agnes in Prague? No, you haven’t! And guess what, other tourists haven’t either. While crowds of them throng in the Old Town Square, there are these unheard-of places in Prague that will simply take your breath away. Anežský klášter is one of them and it offers…

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Happy birthday to Czechoslovakia – 100 years of independence

History

On the 28th of October 1918, a new country has formed in the heart of Europe. By declaring its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czechoslovakia was born and it lasted for 75 years. Although the Czechs and Slovaks waved goodbye to each other in 1993, when the country was separated into two independent states, they…

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28th September in honor of the Good King Wenceslas

History

As a young boy growing up in the US, I would sometimes hear a song around the Christmas time about the “Good King Wenceslas,” some guy named Steven, and a feast. I never gave it much thought. Just another in a line of boring holiday music. Wenceslas was supposed to have magic feet to warm…

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Yes, there are vegetarian restaurants in Prague… and they’re fantastic

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When one thinks of vegetarian-friendly cities, Prague is not normally the first place that comes to mind – in fact, it may not even be in the top ten. But for those of you unwilling to falter, you’re in for a nice surprise. In fact, our capital is quickly adopting the unbridled food trends, some…

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The perks of the grape harvest season in Prague

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Did you know that apart from beer, the Czech Republic also has a rich production of wine? In fact, our wine ranks among the best in the world and its production is accompanied by numerous celebrations. Early autumn is grape harvest season, which means a plenty of wine tastings and festivals take place all over…

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Something Czech: Traditional souvenirs from the heart of Prague

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Admit it – souvenir hunting might be one of your favourite sports. But it can get quite tricky! You can always buy one of these Made-in-China sweatshirts with a huge “I ❤ Prague” sign, but then why don’t you get something that was actually made HERE? Not so easy, you might say. How is one…

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The highlights of Czech cuisine and where to get them

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Are you familiar with Czech cuisine? You might want to get acquainted with it because the Czech Republic offers some of the best opportunities to stuff your belly! Getting to know the local dainties is an essential part of every trip and you definitely shouldn’t neglect it while in Prague. Let’s be honest, as opposed…

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How to skip the scams in Prague

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Exploring new cultures is a fantastic adventure that often leads to some of the best life experiences, but we have to admit: sometimes new places and cultures can make even the most seasoned traveller quake in their boots. Even those who love to travel are often afraid they’ll “get it wrong” and cause, at best,…

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A look back at 1968: Fifty years since the Prague Spring

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The Czech Republic is a country greatly affected by its socialist past. Formerly united with its neighbour under Czechoslovakia, the two countries experienced 41 years of a one-party communist rule that left behind a deep sense of disillusionment and frustration. Although there were continuous attempts at overthrowing this rule, it was not until the Velvet…

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Retro Bike Tour – Prague from a new perspective

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Prague is a truly diverse city and it allows for various ways of experiencing the local vibe. One option is to dive right in the city center and walk through the busy streets, another is to observe the bustling heart from a bird’s-eye view, offered by the hills surrounding the center. Beginning in the picturesque…

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How to be a responsible tourist in Prague

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Prague is romantic, historic, beautiful and the ultimate beer lovers’ paradise. It’s also a tourist hot spot, which means when travel season rolls around, the city can be packed. To make the most of it while also minimising your impact, keep the following tips in mind. The locals will appreciate your efforts, and you’ll get…

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A local’s guide to Nusle, Prague

Neighbourhoods in Prague

Nusle is one of the less-known parts of Prague, that is nevertheless worth visiting. Escape the crowds surrounding the Prague castle and explore the other side of the river, with its own beautiful fortification and other hidden gems. Petr is our local expert in Prague, who will give you some tips on what to do…

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24 hours in Prague

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When travelling, we understand that you might not always want to follow the same “must dos” you see in every guidebook or on every travel blog, especially when you only have 24 hours at your disposal. What you might want to do instead, is learn something new, take a few steps out of your comfort…

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Meet: Martin, our local expert in Prague

Guide Features

Martin is a tour guide at Prague Urban Adventures and he has plenty of tips on how to make the most of your time in the city. Martin is a passionate traveler, beer lover, and an intrepid local expert.   Where are you from and what is your approach to traveling? I was born in…

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A local’s guide to the Castle District

Neighbourhoods in Prague

The Castle District, or Hradčany, belongs among the most frequently visited parts of Prague, and for a good reason too! The castle is adorned with the breathtaking St. Vitus Cathedral and surrounded by enchanting royal gardens with unforgettable views. It’s impossible not to fall in love with this area – it feels like traveling several…

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Explore Prague’s Letná Park during a festival

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Have you ever heard of the Letná Park? Situated on a plateau on the top of a hill, the park offers stunning views of the Old Town of Prague. The place is truly charming throughout the whole year – in the spring you might enjoy the blooming nature, summer will offer some warm romantic nights,…

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