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How not to piss off the Czechs in Prague

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“Prague? That’s in Czechoslovakia, right? I mean, I always wanted to visit Eastern Europe! Those guys there are like Russians, I’ve heard they drink absinthe every day. I guess that’s because they’re depressed all the time…” Stereotypes – we’ve all heard these before. However, if you want to be on good terms with the locals…

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The perks of the 2019 grape harvest season in Prague

Festivals and cultural events

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 plenty of wine tastings and festivals take place all over the…

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Ultimate guide to being vegan in Prague

Local Tips Things to do in Prague

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…

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Experience the spirit of Czech classical music in 2019

Things to do in Prague

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,…

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Witness something majestic: Pragueʼs circus festival Letní Letná 2019

Festivals and cultural events

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…

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

Festivals and cultural events Things to do in Prague

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…

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

Things to do in Prague

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…

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

Festivals and cultural events

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…

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Music festivals in Prague in 2019 you will never forget

Festivals and cultural events

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…

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

Festivals and cultural events

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…

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Easter in the Czech Republic

Festivals and cultural events Things to do in Prague

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…

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Things to do in Prague in spring 2019

Things to do in Prague

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…

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A Czech guide to romance

Festivals and cultural events

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 –…

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Top 14 things to do in Prague with kids

Things to do in Prague

“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…

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Things to do in Prague in 2019

Things to do in Prague

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….

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7 unique cafés in Prague for winter hideout

Things to do in Prague

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…

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Experience New Yearʼs Eve in Prague

Festivals and cultural events

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…

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

Things to do in Prague

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

Festivals and cultural events 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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Something Czech: traditional souvenirs from the heart of Prague

Local Tips Things to do in Prague

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

Things to do in Prague

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

History

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…

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Retro Bike Tour – Prague from a new perspective

Things to do in Prague Tours

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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