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white restaurant barge moored on the river next to shooters island in prague

Shooters Island

Shooters Island in Prague – Strelecky Ostrov I’m going to split this post into two parts. Obviously you’ll want to know why it’s called Shooters Island but you’ll also want to understand why you might like to come here. Where Does the Name Come From? The Island is mentioned as far back as the 12th … Read More

prague lucerna passage long view extending away. tiled floor ending at 5 tall roman windows

Lucerna Passage

Prague Lucerna Passage – Cultural Gem The first time I came through the covered Lucerna Passage (it sounds like “lootserna”) was the summer of 1996 about a week after arriving in the country. I think we were trying to find an American pub but we had no map, no smartphones, we didn’t speak Czech and … Read More

prague marian column made of sandstone standing 20 metres tall on the old town square

Prague Marian Column

Prague Marian Column If you did my Old Town Walking Tour up to February 2020 then you’ll know that in the early part of the tour I show the Meridian line on the Old Town Square and then say, and I quote “before I tell you about the meridian I have to tell you what … Read More

prague havelska street market sign

Prague Havelska Street Market

Havelska Street Market This is an old market but it has changed a lot over the years. I’ve included a Google Map below but you’ll just stumble across the Havelska Street Market as you walk between the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. Havel Town It may seem ridiculous today but in the 13th Century … Read More

prague old new synagogue brick gable

Prague Old New Synagogue

Prague Old New Synagogue The Prague Old New Synagogue is one of 6 synagogues in the Josefov district of Prague 1 (only 5 synagogues are publicly accessible). Where you see references to the Old Town it’s because the Old Town completely surrounds Josefov. Here I’ll give you an introduction and a few tips for visiting. … Read More

Prague Celetna street at night

Prague Private Tours

Why Do Prague Private Tours With Me? NOTE: I’ve now moved all of my tour related pages over to the dedicated website at https://www.livingpraguetours.com where you can read about me, my ethos, the range of tours that I offer, the booking process, Reviews and FAQ etc. Any link below will direct you to that site. … Read More

Prague Skip the Line Tips and Tricks

Prague Skip The Line Tips I’ve been seeing “Prague Skip the Line” ads over the last few years and it’s obviously touting faster entry to places so lets get an understanding of what you should expect from an offer like that. There can be more than a 100% mark-up for that service so just check … Read More

Prague Town Hall Pass

Prague Town Hall Pass On the Skip the Line Tips and Tricks post I showed you how to buy an e-ticket to the Old Town Hall which avoids the queue for the tickets and also reduces the price from CZK250 to CZK210. On this post, for those who want to explore a little more I’ll … Read More

Maisel synagogue in prague

Prague Jewish Museum

The Prague Jewish Museum It may surprise you to know that the Prague Jewish Museum is not actually a single place. It’s a collection of Jewish sites that includes the Pinkas Synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall and the Robert Guttmann Gallery. Not technically part of the Prague Jewish Museum but here … Read More

ST Cyril and ST Methodius Church in Prague

St Cyril and St Methodius – Resslova From the metro station at IP Pavlova right down to the riverside I’m always bumping into people with a map in their hands, randomly turning it, looking for street signs etc and invariably when I ask if they need and help they’ll say that they are looking for … Read More