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Ultimate guide to being vegan in Prague

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A first glance at some of our traditional Czech meals might make you think that there are no greater meat-eaters in this world than the Czechs. But don’t get misled! Roasted duck, pork knuckle, and all kinds of sausages might be essential for our cuisine, but these are by far not the only things we…

Experience the spirit of Czech classical music in 2019

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Did you know that apart from making beer, we are also quite good at music? Well, some kinds of music, at least. Maybe our popular tunes are not exactly world-renowned, but you could hardly say that about our classical music. I’m pretty sure some of you must have heard of guys such as Bedřich Smetana,…

Witness something majestic: Pragueʼs circus festival Letní Letná 2019

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Have you ever heard of 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, in…

Experience the vibe of Prague’s Gay Pride in August 2019

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In August 2011, Prague’s LGBT community joined in the worldwide celebration of gay pride, with a series of events held in the city centre. Ever since, this annual festival has become one of the most colourful spectacles in Prague, bringing together a wide audience of people. The 9th annual Prague Pride takes place on August…

What is the story behind the Cyril and Methodius day?

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There are two churches to Cyril and Methodius in Prague. One Roman Catholic; the other Orthodox Catholic. Both have dealt with a tragedy. One was a short burst of violence during WWII, while the other dealt with the ravages of a massive flood. One is better known by those outside Prague, while the other is…

National day for the victims of Communism: A story of Milada Horáková

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“When you realize that something is just and true, then be so resolute that you will be able to die for it.” – Milada Horáková in a letter to her daughter   On Christmas, 1901, Milada was born in Prague while the city was still part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. By the time she was…

10 breakfast places in Prague for a great start of the day

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When it comes to breakfast, the citizens of Prague know how to treat themselves. After all, it is the most important meal of the day, isn’t it? Forget about a quick snack on the go to start your day, you will have to sit through this one! Prague has a steadily growing coffee culture and…

Film festivals across the Czech Republic in 2019 that you should check out

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Another edition of the festival series brings us to films. We have already talked about food and music festivals in Prague, but what about films, aren’t they cool too? Of course, they are, especially if you get to enjoy them during a cultural celebration that brings together people with the same interest. Film festivals have…

Why is Náplavka Prague’s best hipster hangout

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When the weather’s nice, the Czechs head outside — just take a walk through the city’s many parks or beer gardens on a warm day and you’ll see residents soaking up the sun. While there are often long, never-solved debates as to which of Prague’s fabled beer gardens is the best place to beat the…

Music festivals in Prague in 2019 you will never forget

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Last week we brought you a list of all the exciting food festivals that take place in Prague this summer. Food is great, we love food. But how about some music? Because when it comes to music, Prague definitely doesn’t stay behind! There is always something going on in our lovely city and no matter…

Food festivals in Prague in 2019 that you don’t want to miss

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Summer is just around the corner and the season of food festivals in Prague is about to begin. Get your taste buds ready because from now on, almost every weekend brings a different event devoted to food from all over the world! Food festivals became really popular in the Czech Republic over the last couple…

Celebrate the Victory in Europe Day with the story of Operation Anthropoid

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“Great crisis produce great men and great deeds of courage.” – John F. Kennedy   On the morning of May 27, 1942, around 10:30, two men, Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, waited in the sharp bend of a road near the Bulovka hospital in Prague 8. Bicycles parked nearby for an escape and one wearing…

Why do Czech people burn the witches on April 30th?

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Springtime in Prague is beautiful. Plants are just starting to bloom, sidewalk seating spread around town, and the winter coats are shelved for warm weather clothing. But wait! Before we can feel safe knowing the warmth will stay, we need to ensure that the evils of winter are gone. “How does one do that?” you…

A local’s guide to Josefov, Prague

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For centuries, the area just north of the Old Town Square was the home of Prague’s Jewish population. Nowadays, the Josefov neighbourhood is one of the city’s most bustling districts, full of bars, restaurants, and history.   History of Josefov The first Jewish people came to Prague in the 10th century. Already in 1096, the…

Architecture in Prague

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Welcome to Prague. Look at the buildings! The history of architecture is told in just a short walk. Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque is everywhere. But mixed in between you will see much later styles. Art nouveau all over the place. A Dancing House? A strange looking coffee shop in old town? A weird tower…

The freshest farmersʼ markets in Prague

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Travelling to central Europe and thinking, “Hmm, how am I going to survive weeks (or months) of consuming this hearty — but not always healthy — cuisine from this corner of the globe? Good question. Traditional Czech (and much of central and eastern European) meals are made up of a fair amount of meat and…

Easter in the Czech Republic

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If you are visiting Prague in April, you have the unique chance to witness the city during its Easter celebration. Even though the progressive citizens of Prague no longer observe the local customs in the same way their fellow countrymen do, the city still preserves a special atmosphere at this time. This year, Easter falls…

The beginnerʼs guide to Czech beer

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When you think of the Czech Republic, you probably think of beer. If this is not the first association that pops into your head, it will be after you finish reading this blog. Because, if any nation takes its beer seriously, it is the Czechs. We consume the largest amount of beer per capita in…

Things to do in Prague in spring 2019

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Many people will tell you that the best time to visit Prague is in the summer. The weather is nice, restaurants have sidewalk seating, and music is heard everywhere. The only trouble is that you might not be the only tourist who wants to enjoy the city in its warmest season. Although the weather is…

A local’s guide to Prague street art

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My credentials as a street artist are as follows: once upon a time (22 years ago, to be exact), on a nice sunny day after school, my friend and I found our way home through forests, abandoned industrial areas, and all those zones that little rascals like to explore — and mark. It didn’t strike…

Things to do after the Prague Discovery Tour

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This blog covers a question that many of us get once our Prague Discovery Tour is complete: “Now that we have seen the basics, what else is there to do?” Since we are in the winter months, my first suggestion is someplace warm! I do plan to keep you inside or near enough. Most of…

A photo-taking guide of Prague

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Everyone can be a great photographer in this age of light and high-quality cameras. With Prague being one of the most photogenic cities around the world, your artistic ambitions will definitely thrive here. It is also one of the most photographed places. In order to make your photos stand out from the millions of other…

A Czech guide to romance

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The time of the year is approaching, when many people around the world will celebrate love – Valentineʼs Day. What about the Czechs, do they engage in this celebration? And what other ways of expressing love will you encounter here? Let me start this little Czech love-guide by a rather bold but justifiable statement –…

Great Czech brewery day trips from Prague

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When you first come to Prague, you’ll quickly discover that Czech beer culture is much different from the more Westernised countries. Firstly, we drink a lot here. But secondly, the manner in which we drink is vastly different. It is quite rare to see people shouting over music, or on their mobile phones messaging friends…

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Nicholas Winton

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“I work on the motto that if something is not impossible, there must be a way to do it.” Sir Nicholas Winton   By October of 1938, the infamous Munich Agreement had been signed which resulted in the annexation of the Sudetenland, a region in the west of Czechoslovakia, to Germany. Later, in 1939 and…

All you need to know about public restrooms in Prague

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When I am asked for pointers when visiting Prague, one of my first is… get Czech money and make sure you have change. I have heard the responses: “I’ll just use euro,” “I can use my credit card,” “I have too many different kinds of change already…” I get it, I really do. But… there…

Top 14 things to do in Prague with kids

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“Cities arenʼt for kids,” you might say, “they need open space to move around.” Well, I have some good news for you – Prague will soon do away with this conviction as your kids fall in love with the city forever. Donʼt believe me? Check my list below and see for yourself. (And start looking…

Whatʼs up with house numbering in Prague

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So, here you are in Prague. You have some idea of what you want to see, where you want to eat, and a place or two that you will enjoy some fine entertainment. You have your map, the addresses, and maybe a smartphone to help you get around. This is where my troubles began. I…

Things to do in Prague in 2019

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Planning a trip to Prague? 2019 is the year to go! Loads of cultural events, festivals, and celebrations will take place all around the city and you definitely donʼt want to miss on these. Although the metropolis itself will enthrall you at any time, each season has a unique atmosphere and different things to offer….

Off the beaten tap in Prague

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Beer drinkers, rejoice! There’s a place on Earth where your favourite beverage is cheaper than water. This is not a drill. Welcome to Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic, and the best place in the entire world for lovers of a good drop of the amber nectar. Here, the citizens are fuelled by what…