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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

Prague Old Town, Tyn Courtyard, Italian Renaissance arcading

Prague Old Town – Prague One District

Prague Old Town District – Prague One People researching a trip to Prague will soon realise that Prague 1 is the centre of the city and the Prague Old Town is the centre of Prague 1. It’s the smallest geographical area of the city and it should be possible to walk between any two points … Read More

city street view cobbled road with people walking across a tramline in prague

Andel Prague 5 Cosmopolitan Prague

Andel – Cosmopolitan Prague 5 Andel means “Angel” in English but if you say it in Czech in sounds like “Andiyell”. It’s certainly quite a distance from the recognised historical centre of Prague but Andel has a lot going for it. There’s a reason that the term “cosmopolitan” is in the title as Andel has … Read More

Kings Court Hotel, Republic Square, Prague

Republic Square Prague One District

Why Republic Square Prague One? It’s not the first place that you’ll think of when searching for Prague Accommodation and places to go in Prague but Republic Square has a lot going for it. The biggest thing is the location. People don’t realise that it’s on the border of the Old Town and still in … Read More