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Prague Red Light District advert for a cabaret performance with three scantily clad girls and lots of ostrich feathers

Prague Red Light District

Prague Red Light District When Stag parties come to Prague the common question will be to ask “Where is the Prague Red Light District?” but if you are looking for sex rather than just a performance then that’s the wrong question. The correct question is “I’m willing to pay for sex, now what are my … Read More

the prague castle fortified sand gate as seen from outside the old city wall in 1750

The Sand Gate

The Sand Gate Prague was a fortified city up until the 1880s. On my Walking Tours I can point out where the various city wall gates used to be, what they were called and who might have used them. I can even show you what they looked like, describe the dimensions and generally paint a … Read More

a 17th century stone water tower next to a czech street sign that translates as the way to the new mill

Lost Islands of Prague

Lost Islands of Prague Every city goes through redevelopment, it’s just one of those things which comes with city life and Prague has been through it’s own share of changes. This is a post about the lost islands of Prague. It’s @1850 and there’s a new Emperor on the throne called Franz Josef. There are … Read More

1842 map of prague jewish ghetto showing the locations of the nine largest synagogues

The Prague Jewish Ghetto Destruction

The Prague Jewish Ghetto Destruction On this post I’ll seek to give you an overview of the timeline and decisions taken which eventually led to the destruction of the Prague Jewish Ghetto. Before the year 1437 Jewish citizens in Prague could live wherever they wanted and there is ample evidence to show that they had … Read More

book cover with a graphic showing a prague metro

Book Review – Via The Left Bank of the 90s

Book Review – Via the Left Bank of the 90s A fellow Brit called John William Bills recently sent me an eBook entitled “Via the Left Bank of the 90s” I guess to see one, if I liked it and two, would I tell others about it. So it seems as the answer to both … Read More

Building numbers in prague on red and blue plates

Red and Blue Plates

Red and Blue Plates It’s a common question on the walking tours so I explain to people what is the difference between the red and blue plates on the buildings….apart from the colour. Up until 1802 there was no structured address system in Prague. There were plot numbers so each parish could control who was … Read More

map showing the josefov district in prague

Josefov Prague Jewish Quarter

Prague Jewish Quarter – Fifth District I’ve spent many interesting hours browsing the Prague Jewish Quarter. Don’t expect delicatessens and milliners on the street corners. Although the area does contain a small Jewish community it must be considered as an “Historical” Jewish area. It’s easier to understand the area of the Prague Jewish Quarter if … Read More

Karlin Prague 8 District

The Karlin Prague Eighth District The Prague Karlin district is in the Prague 8 area and if you are prepared to use public transport or don’t mind a 30 minute walk then you will find the area has a lot going for it. I worked here for a couple of years and visit regularly so … Read More

That's me with ST Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, in the background

Hradcany Prague – The Castle District – Prague One

Hradcany Prague in the First District Prague One In Czech the area around Prague Castle is called “Hradcany” (pronounced Hradchany). It is without doubt the quietest area of the city so don’t expect any loud bars or clubs but, if you are looking for a quiet spot 60 seconds away from beautiful attractions then it’s … Read More

Wenceslas Square has many different architectural styles

Wenceslas Square New Town District

Wenceslas Square New Town District – Prague One The only other time you’ll have heard the name “Wenceslas” is probably from a Christmas Carol. Well in Prague you cannot fail to notice King Wenceslas sitting on one of the largest bronze horses on one of the largest squares in the country named after him. But … Read More