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czech food bramborak cooked golden brown and drained of excess oil

Czech Food Bramborak

Czech Food Bramborak Bramborak has to be without doubt one of the least healthy food options so limit yourself to side dishes and pub food with a beer. You may also see this listed as “Bramboračky” in which case it’s smaller in size. More often than not it’s a side dish so look for “Bramboračky” … Read More

box of ready-mix halusky

Czech Food – Halusky

Halusky the Czech Gnocchi Don’t worry about the name Halušky (that little flick above the “s” means it’s pronounced like “Haloosh-key), just think of it as Gnocchi. The base ingredient is potato dumpling but after that it can be served in a variety of ways. As street food this is pay-by weight so take some … 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

3 old prague ham joints cooking on a spit

Czech Food – Old Prague Ham

Czech Food – Old Prague Ham Old Prague Ham is cured ham so when you see them revolving around the spit it’s just to finish it off. This stall is a great place to stand in the winter months. Don’t worry if the guy walks around the corner with an axe in his hand, he’s … Read More

prague hot dogs menu board showing pictures of hot dogs served in long rolls or with sliced bread

Prague Hot Dogs

Prague Hot Dogs It’s not quite a full meal but it’s more than a snack. Personally for the same price I can get 3 or 4 Chlebicky (open sandwiches) which are much more healthy but I guess you don’t get the “ketchup running down the chin” experience. There are different Prague hot dogs so here … 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

The Largest Prague Flea Market

The Bleší Trh Prague Flea Market If you fancy browsing a little Prague flea market then check the Saturday-only Naplavka street market page and moored just upriver is the “A-void” moored flea market boat but, if you fancy a weekend trip to Europe’s largest flea market then read on. The Bleší Trh (Bleší is a … Read More

Old town square christmas market in prague

Prague Old Town and Christmas Markets Walking Tour

The Prague Old Town and Christmas Markets Tour – The Festive Feeling Tour 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 links below … 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

Burcak The Czech Early Wine

Burcák – The Early Wine It’s always a pleasure when Burcák season comes around as it brings to mind sitting outside in the front garden by the pond watching the sun go down on a warm evening, usually with a 1.5L plastic bottle full of Burcák between the chairs. In general Burcák season lasts only … Read More