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stone marker with the words ceske svycarsko etched into it. it means czech switzerland

Bohemian Switzerland

Bohemian Switzerland Actually the Czechs know the area as Ceske Svycarsko or Czech Switzerland. In either case it’s a National Park in the north-west of the country which straddles the Czech-German border. Germans call it Saxon Switzerland but from now on I’ll stick with it’s more popular tourist name Bohemian Switzerland. Why Visit Bohemian Switzerland? … 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

tower park in prague with umbrellas and chairs on grass

Prague Tower Park

Prague Tower Park Recreation Area On the Prague TV Tower post I mentioned this place because although Prague Tower Park would not normally be on your list of places to visit, you will appreciate combining the TV Tower and Tower Park. When I worked at the TV Tower in 1996/7 this was a public park … Read More

prague tv tower viewed from jiriho z podebrad

Prague Towers – Prague TV Tower

Prague Towers – The Prague TV Tower The Prague TV Tower is pretty much the only reason why tourists would come to this area of the city apart from people on beer tours which are also popular around here. There are two parts to your visit i.e. the TV Tower and the adjacent Tower Park … Read More

Prague Franciscan Garden

Prague Franciscan Garden The Franciscan Garden and the Church of Our Lady of Snows can be visited together if you like. Although most people from the area will go mostly to the garden for a takeaway lunch or ice-cream during a work break. What’s the History? You have to go back to 1347, the year … 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 in the Lesser Town after the Catholics took … 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

Prague New Town Hall viewed from Charles Square

Prague New Town Hall

Prague New Town Hall If you are planning a trip to Prague then for sure you are going to be exploring the Old Town but don’t forget that the New Town is also nearly 700 years old as well. Many people associate the New Town with places like Wenceslas Square or the railway station but … Read More

Prague Castle

Enjoy a Walk Around the Prague Castle This page summarises the different Prague Castle Attractions i.e. the buildings and the courtyards on a specific route. This is really for people who want to self-guide. If you want options for organised tours then I give tips and make some recommendations on the Prague Castle Tours post. … Read More