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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

Prague Castle Tours

Prague Castle Tours and Tips If you are coming to the city then you’ll certainly be spending some of your time exploring Prague Castle. At more than 77,000 square metres it’s the largest working castle complex in the world as well as being one of the oldest. There are several types of Prague Castle tours … Read More

Wallenstein garden with prague castle in background

Prague Wallenstein Garden and Palace

Wallenstein Garden and Palace The Wallenstein Garden takes it’s name from the adjacent Wallenstein Palace (now the home of the Czech Senate). As one of 4 or 5 families that supported the Catholic Emperor Ferdinand II during the 30 years war, the Wallensteins were gifted this land after the Catholics took control of Prague in … Read More

Prague Certovka Inlet and Water Wheel

Prague Kampa Island

Prague Kampa Island Once the location of some of the poorest housing in the city, it regularly provided the backdrop for many post WW2 Czech films up to the late 1980’s. Now it’s a commercially developed historic area, very attractive, many things to see and do but not many residents live there any more. Kampa … Read More

St Cyril and St Methodius crypt in prague

Prague Operation Anthropoid Crypt

Operation Anthropoid – Victory, Defeat and Remembrance In the past I’ve written about the Church of St Cyril and St Methodius and the single event in World War Two history that was called Operation Anthropoid. There’s a lot involved in the story including bravery, betrayal, sacrifice, justice and inspiration. Largely it’s the story of seven … Read More

Langweils Model of Prague 1834

Langweils Model – A Lesser Known Treasure Take a close look at this photo below. At first glance it looks like a view of Prague from Petrin Park. And you would be right in thinking that except that you are looking at a photo of Langweils model of the city. Prague is an old city … Read More

Saint george basilica, prague castle

Saint George Basilica Prague

The Romanesque Saint George Basilica If you think that the construction of the Old Royal Palace and the associated All Saints Chapel was the first church, then the Saint George Basilica was second church in the Prague Castle complex. Built in the Romanesque style (monumental and plain) in the year 920 it stayed largely the … Read More