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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 Hamleys has now CLOSED as a toyshop but the new operator has retained the old activities so it’s now called “The Playground”. I will update this post once I have visited. At first glance Hamleys Toy Shop in Prague is just selling stuffed toys and board games but it’s a … 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

Prague Pride Parade gathering on wenceslas Square with rainbow banners

Prague Pride

Prague Festivals – Prague Pride Throughout July and August you’ll see Gay Pride events taking place all over Europe. In Prague it’s usually at the beginning of August although dates vary. Prague Pride has grown from a small gathering of Czech people in a park to the massive multi-cultural-multi-lingual week long event that you’ll experience … Read More

Czech Memorabilia shop called Bric a Brac in the form of a street sign

Bric a Brac

Bric a Brac – Czech Memorabilia Imagine that you could transport yourself back in time to various decades of the 20th Century and see what sort of things you would find in regular Czech apartments. In Prague that’s pretty simple. You just go to a shop called Bric a Brac. The term “Bric-a-Brac” largely translates … Read More

house of axes flag flying in cerna street in prague

House of Axes

The House of Axes In the New Town there’s a little street called Černa which literally means Black Street. On the entryphone to one of the apartment blocks in that street is the single word “Axes”. It is your gateway to The House of Axes because this activity is all about 90 minutes of learning … Read More

dark blue prague tram t3 coupe outside the quadrio shopping centre

Prague Tram T3 Coupe

Prague Tram T3 Coupe This is the third post having a look at special trams in Prague. On the Lubricating Tram post I told you about the almost non-stop oiling of the tram network and how you can watch its journey. On the Historic Tram post I described how to get a cheap ride on … Read More

sign saying Exhibition of Destroyed Russian Military Equipment in prague letna park

Destroyed Russian Military Vehicles

Destroyed Russian Military Vehicles in Prague During the summer of 2022 in Letna Park the Army Museum arranged a small exhibition of Russian military vehicles that were either destroyed or incapacitated during the war in Ukraine as they attempted to take control of major Ukrainian cities. I can tell you that it is very different … Read More

main entry sign of the prague theatre le royal at vinohradska 48

Theatre Le Royal

Prague Theatre Le Royal in Vinohrady On August 27th 1929 the doors opened for a screening of a silent French film at the brand new Maceška Cinema. It’s had several names since then but quite frankly it’s amazing that you can still visit one of Prague’s oldest “First Republic” entertainment venues and what is now … Read More