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prague street sign that says 17 listopadu in the jewish quarter

Prague Streets – 17 Listopadu

Prague Streets – 17 Listopadu 17 Listopadu translates as 17th November. It’s an iconic date known by all Czechs so it’s hardly surprising that there will be a story behind it. 17 Listopadu is the road which links Paris Street with Jan Palach Square and runs alongside the Old Jewish Cemetery for almost half it’s … Read More

prague street sign saying na prikope

Prague Streets – Na Prikope

Prague Streets – Na Prikope As you can see in the picture below there are several special Czech characters so in it’s simple phonetic form it’s like saying “na pri-copy-yay”. Currently Na Příkopě is one of the most expensive streets for renting commercial property but historically there are a number of interesting points. I cover … Read More

prague street sign called hybernska

Prague Streets – Hybernska

Hybernska – The Irish Connection Clients on my walking tours will learn that when you see “ska” at the end of a street name you can take that to mean “on the way to” or “in the direction of”. Hybernska is a road close to Republic Square which links the square to the highway. But … Read More

a street sign for paris street in prague old town

Paris Street Rebuilding the Prague Jewish Quarter

Paris Street – Rebuilding The Prague Jewish Quarter Before you start this post be sure to read Why the Prague Jewish Ghetto Was Destroyed. That post explained the reasons for the demolition. This post starts in 1887 with the plan for the rebuilding of the Prague Jewish Quarter into what you see today. Of all … Read More

nový svět prague street sign

Prague Streets – Nový Svět – The New World

Prague Streets – Nový Svět – New World Tourists will flock to Prague Castle to see the Golden Lane and it’s little houses. But an equally pleasant street, although the houses are less accessible, can be found just a five minute walk from the Castle. In Czech it’s Nový Svět (you say it like know-vee … Read More