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the art nouveau style tomb of the novak family in prague's vysehrad cemetery

Vysehrad Cemetery

Exploring Prague’s Vyšehrad Cemetery It’s not normally on many people’s top ten list of things to do in Prague unless 1) you like cemeteries, 2) you like art/design and 3) you know something of Czech culture. But for some people a trip to the Vyšehrad Cemetery will be an interesting and rewarding experience. I’ll show … Read More

main entry to the neo-Gothic maisel synagogue in prague

Maisel Synagogue

Jewish Prague – Maisel Synagogue The history of Maisel Synagogue breaks down into 3 periods. 1) Initial 1590 construction in late-Rennaissance style, 2) The 1690s Baroque reconstruction, 3) The 1890s neo-Gothic reconstruction. Maisel Synagogue is probably 4th amongst the synagogues in popularity in the Josefov District but I’ve always had one big reason to visit … Read More

one kilo beef steak challenge with restaurant logo in prague

1 Kilo Beef Steak Challenge

One Kilo Beef Steak Challenge For my readers who still work with Imperial measurements this is 2.2 Pounds or the same weight as a regular bag of sugar. Are you hungry enough or do you have the capacity for having a go at this? Then head on down to Restaurant Mustek. I know this more … Read More

sign saying world of banksy in prague

World of Banksy

World of Banksy – The Immersive Experience One of the myriad museums and exhibitions in Prague is called the World of Banksy. Located in the deconsecrated church of ST Michael in Michalska (60 seconds from the Old Town Square and fun fact: deconsecrated churches here may only be used for cultural activities). You might find … Read More

collage of prague cool pass and prague visitor pass graphics on a city card comparison post

City Card Comparison

City Card Comparison On this post I’ll take a look at the two most popular City Tourist Cards which are the Cool Pass (formerly called Prague Card) and the Prague Visitor Pass (referred to as the Official City Pass). I’ll try to help you decide which is best for you. There is time and money … Read More

prague municipal house front facade with mosaic and balcony

Municipal House

Top Prague Attraction – Municipal House At the turn of the 20th Century the Austro-Hungarian Empire was weakening. In Prague you could see this with different architectural projects that incorporated very Nationalist and in our case, Slavic designs. The name “Municipal House” might lead you to think that this was going to be some grand … Read More

prague on-street hire orange lime e-bike with green lime e-scooter in background

On-Street Scooters and Bikes

Activity – Hiring On-Street Scooters and Bikes Whether you view them as a curse or a convenient method of getting around there’s no doubting that on-street hire is going to be with us for the foreseeable future. What I’ll try and do on this post is describe the most popular options in Prague and help … Read More

kasarna karlin army barracks parade ground with yellow deckchairs

Kasarna Karlin

Kasarna Karlin Creative Arts and Entertainment On old German maps of Prague you’ll see this spelled like “Kaserne” but the Czech version is Kasárna. Either way it’s a word that describes a barracks so expect a ring of buildings around a huge open square that would once have been an army parade ground. So there’s … Read More

the facade of the hamleys toy shop in Prague decorated for christmas

Hamleys Toy Shop

Hamleys Toy Shop in Prague At first glance Hamleys Toy Shop in Prague is just selling stuffed toys and board games but it’s a lot more than that so it’s worth understanding what to expect. Hamleys Toy Shop in Prague used to cover an area of more than 6000 square metres over 4 floors which … Read More

prague manes exhibition hall with blue sky framed by trees as viewed from slavonic island

Manes Exhibition Hall

Mánes Exhibition Hall The Mánes Exhibition Hall, or to give it its full name “The Building of the Mánes Society of Fine Artists” is on the riverside one block up river from the National Theatre but if you aim for Slavonic Island you’ll see the large white building from the main road. In Czech, Mánes … Read More