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Music festivals in Prague you will never forget

Festivals and cultural eventsThings to do in Prague

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 that you don’t want to miss

Festivals and cultural eventsThings to do in Prague

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

History

“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…

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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…

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A local’s guide to Josefov, Prague

Neighbourhoods in Prague

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…

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Architecture in Prague

Things to do in Prague

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…

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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…

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Easter in the Czech Republic

Festivals and cultural eventsThings 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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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…

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Things to do in Prague in spring 2019

Local TipsThings 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 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…

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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…

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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…

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A Czech guide to romance

Festivals and cultural eventsThings to do in Prague

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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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…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Nicholas Winton

History

“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…

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All you need to know about public restrooms in Prague

Local Tips

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…

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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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Whatʼs up with house numbering in Prague

Local Tips

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…

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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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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…

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All you need to know about Prague public transportation

Things to do in Prague

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,…

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Meet: Petr, our local expert in Prague

Guide Features

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…

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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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Where to warm up for winter in Prague

Things to do in Prague

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…

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A leap for democracy: the story of the Velvet Revolution

History

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…

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Meet: Mark, our local expert in Prague

Guide Features

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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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…

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Where to get Prague’s best burgers

Things to do in Prague

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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