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All you need to know about Prague public transportation

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Getting around in Prague is really easy. Most places are within walking distance and the public transportation is simply amazing. But it can be a bit confusing as well. When I first arrived in the city, I didn’t quite grasp how this ticket system works. I was used to paying to get on the subway,…

Meet: Petr, our local expert in Prague

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Where are you from + how did you end up in your city? I was born in the south of the Czech Republic in a town called České Budějovice. The Czech name of my hometown won’t tell you much, but if I mention that the German name of it is Budweis, it may sound familiar…

7 unique cafés in Prague for winter hideout

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Last week we brought some tips on what to do in Prague during the cold winter days. One thing we didn’t mention is the rich variety of cosy cafés the city has to offer. If you feel like warming up with a cup of good coffee, this is where you want to start. The first…

Where to warm up for winter in Prague

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A winter trip to Prague? Are you sure? After all, how much mulled wine, mead, or grog can you really drink? (Confession: We can drink a lot.) But seriously, you don’t have to worry. Staying warm in Prague doesn’t have to consist of just boozing yourself up until you’re too numb to notice that your…

A leap for democracy: the story of the Velvet Revolution

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The Velvet Revolution was “swift, entirely non-violent, joyful and funny.” Timothy Garton Ash, historian   On November 17, 1989, a student march in Prague set in motion a change that would affect the entire country. Within 12 days of this march, the Communist government was falling apart and just after Christmas 1989, Czechoslovakia would become…

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…

Experience New Yearʼs 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 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? I…

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…

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

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Happy birthday to Czechoslovakia – 100 years of independence

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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…

28th September in honor of the Good King Wenceslas

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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 Slovak 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…

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…

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…

A local’s guide to Nusle, Prague

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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…

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…

A local’s guide to the Castle District

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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…