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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

The main entry to the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Hotel Thermal complex with red carpet

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival For most visitors to Prague considering a visit to other Czech towns and cities in July then Karlovy Vary will be on that list as a day trip. I’ve written about Karlovy Vary in the past as a place to visit especially if you are driving but there are lots … Read More

the neo-baroque style boccaccio ballroom in prague

Boccaccio Ballroom

Boccaccio Ballroom Prague is well known for being one of the centres for classical music in Europe and it has some stunning venues to enjoy. Mostly these venues are in churches or palaces but there are other options and the Boccaccio Ballroom is one of them. What’s Special About It? This area was redeveloped in … Read More

the scene from the linkin park video from the inside where the boy is sitting in the apartment

Prague and Linkin Park

Prague and Linkin Park Linkin Park was in Prague in 2003 filming videos for their second album called Meteora released in the same year. When I first listened to the album it was a bootleg copy from a stall in Nathan Road, Hong Kong. I thought “Breaking the Habit” and “From the Inside” were going … Read More

little square surrounded by colourful renaissance buildings with umbrella covered outdoor eating in the middle

Little Square

Little Square in Prague As the Old Town developed there was a conscious decision to maintain a large square that acted as a meeting place, a place of safety from fire and as a market square. On German language maps it’s called the “Grosse Markt” or the Big Market. Today we call this place the … Read More

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

Shooting in Prague

Shooting in Prague Opportunities for shooting in Prague have increased enormously since I first came here and it’s much better organised than it used to be. No more having to hire a car with no sat-nav to try and find the corner of some field miles away from the city to get a few rounds … Read More

Prague River Cruise Review

Prague River Cruise Review Over the years I’ve given a lot of advice about Prague river cruise options, lunch, dinner, guided or not, types of food, best ways to book etc. It’s great to get out on the river between April and October so now I’ve decided to review what I think are the best … Read More

Prague Jazz Boat

Prague Jazz Boat Summer is here and people are enjoying outside eating, boat trips and live music. So what about enjoying all three at the same time? The Prague Jazz Boat is a 2.5 hour river cruise including a welcome drink and a Jazz concert. The Jazz style is usually contemporary and the bands often … Read More