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Prague Red Light District advert for a cabaret performance with three scantily clad girls and lots of ostrich feathers

Prague Red Light District

Prague Red Light District When Stag parties come to Prague the common question will be to ask “Where is the Prague Red Light District?” but if you are looking for sex rather than just a performance then that’s the wrong question. The correct question is “I’m willing to pay for sex, now what are my … Read More

the prague castle fortified sand gate as seen from outside the old city wall in 1750

The Sand Gate

The Sand Gate Prague was a fortified city up until the 1880s. On my Walking Tours I can point out where the various city wall gates used to be, what they were called and who might have used them. I can even show you what they looked like, describe the dimensions and generally paint a … Read More

a 17th century stone water tower next to a czech street sign that translates as the way to the new mill

Lost Islands of Prague

Lost Islands of Prague Every city goes through redevelopment, it’s just one of those things which comes with city life and Prague has been through it’s own share of changes. This is a post about the lost islands of Prague. It’s @1850 and there’s a new Emperor on the throne called Franz Josef. There are … Read More

book cover with a graphic showing a prague metro

Book Review – Via The Left Bank of the 90s

Book Review – Via the Left Bank of the 90s A fellow Brit called John William Bills recently sent me an eBook entitled “Via the Left Bank of the 90s” I guess to see one, if I liked it and two, would I tell others about it. So it seems as the answer to both … Read More

aerial map of prague showing bend in river and bomb site locations

Prague World War Two Bombings

Prague World War Two Bombings On the Walking Tours people invariably ask that given the stunning beauty and historic architecture, was Prague bombed in the war? So, specifically the Old Town was not bombed but the city was bombed on a total of 3 occasions. Setting the Scene The tide has turned. The allies are … Read More

Building numbers in prague on red and blue plates

Red and Blue Plates

Red and Blue Plates It’s a common question on the walking tours so I explain to people what is the difference between the red and blue plates on the buildings….apart from the colour. Up until 1802 there was no structured address system in Prague. There were plot numbers so each parish could control who was … Read More

Karlin Prague 8 District

The Karlin Prague Eighth District The Prague Karlin district is in the Prague 8 area and if you are prepared to use public transport or don’t mind a 30 minute walk then you will find the area has a lot going for it. I worked here for a couple of years and visit regularly so … Read More

That's me with ST Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, in the background

Hradcany Prague – The Castle District – Prague One

Hradcany Prague in the First District Prague One In Czech the area around Prague Castle is called “Hradcany” (pronounced Hradchany). It is without doubt the quietest area of the city so don’t expect any loud bars or clubs but, if you are looking for a quiet spot 60 seconds away from beautiful attractions then it’s … Read More

Wenceslas Square has many different architectural styles

Wenceslas Square New Town District

Wenceslas Square New Town District – Prague One The only other time you’ll have heard the name “Wenceslas” is probably from a Christmas Carol. Well in Prague you cannot fail to notice King Wenceslas sitting on one of the largest bronze horses on one of the largest squares in the country named after him. But … Read More

Lesser Town Red Tiled Roofing, View From Castle South Gardens, Prague

Mala Strana Lesser Town District – Prague One

Mala Strana Lesser Town District – Prague One Mala Strana sits just underneath the area of the Prague Castle. Literally it translates as the Lesser Side or the more popular option, the Lesser Town. The favoured location for politicians connected with the workings of Prague Castle including the locations of the oldest embassies in the … Read More