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Prague Certovka Inlet and Water Wheel

Prague Kampa Island

Prague Kampa Island Once the location of some of the poorest housing in the city, it regularly provided the backdrop for many post WW2 Czech films up to the late 1980’s. Now it’s a commercially developed historic area, very attractive, many things to see and do but not many residents live there any more. Kampa … Read More

St Cyril and St Methodius crypt in prague

Prague Operation Anthropoid Crypt

Operation Anthropoid – Victory, Defeat and Remembrance In the past I’ve written about the Church of St Cyril and St Methodius and the single event in World War Two history that was called Operation Anthropoid. There’s a lot involved in the story including bravery, betrayal, sacrifice, justice and inspiration. Largely it’s the story of seven … Read More

Langweils Model of Prague 1834

Langweils Model – A Lesser Known Treasure Take a close look at this picture below. At first glance it looks like a view of Prague from Petrin Park. And you would be right in thinking that except that you are looking at a photo of Langweils model of the city. Prague is an old city … Read More

Saint george basilica, prague castle

Saint George Basilica Prague

The Romanesque Saint George Basilica If you think that the construction of the Old Royal Palace and the associated All Saints Chapel was the first church, then the Saint George Basilica was second church in the Prague Castle complex. Built in the Romanesque style (monumental and plain) in the year 920 it stayed largely the … Read More

Prague New Town Hall viewed from Charles Square

Prague New Town Hall

Prague New Town Hall If you are planning a trip to Prague then for sure you are going to be exploring the Old Town but don’t forget that the New Town is also nearly 700 years old as well. Many people associate the New Town with places like Wenceslas Square or the railway station but … Read More

Charles Bridge Iconic Jewel of Prague

Charles Bridge – Historic and Iconic Jewel of Prague Strange that one of the Prague points of interest that most people know about or have read about is really only a place that you’ll use to get between other famous attractions in the city. When you first take a look at your Prague tourist map … Read More

prague castle scene view of the first courtyard entry viewed from the square with no tourists

Prague Castle

Enjoy a Walk Around the Prague Castle This page summarises the different Prague Castle Attractions i.e. the buildings and the courtyards on a specific route. This is really for people who want to self-guide. If you want options for organised tours then I give tips and make some recommendations on the Prague Castle Tours post. … Read More

St Vitus Cathedral Prague rear aspect at night

Saint Vitus Cathedral Prague

A Look at the Saint Vitus Cathedral I’m in the process of moving older pages to newer updated posts. You’ll find more updates, better history and better pictures on the New ST Vitus Cathedral Post. There’s also a post about ST Vitus himself so you understand the connection with Prague. Saint Vitus Cathedral was not … Read More

Klementinum – Baroque Pearl of Prague

Explore the Klementinum The Klementinum is often mistakenly referred to as a building. In fact it’s a complex comprising a number of separate buildings, churches and chapels. At 20,000 square metres, only Prague Castle is larger by area so let’s explore. Why Visit the Klementinum? You would normally come into the complex for one of … Read More

prague astronomical clock

Prague Astronomical Clock

The Wonderful Prague Astronomical Clock Imagine a guy turning up at your office with an idea for putting a huge clock on the outside. It’s going to cost loads of money, it’s going to break down a lot and only 3 people in the next 400 years will know how to fix it. Well the … Read More