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prague manes exhibition hall with blue sky framed by trees as viewed from slavonic island

Manes Exhibition Hall

Mánes Exhibition Hall The Mánes Exhibition Hall, or to give it its full name “The Building of the Mánes Society of Fine Artists” is on the riverside one block up river from the National Theatre but if you aim for Slavonic Island you’ll see the large white building from the main road. In Czech, Mánes … Read More

The Traffic Light Alley in Prague Lesser Town. A narrow alleyway with steps leading down to the river vltava

Traffic Light Alley and Restaurant Certovka

The Traffic Light Alley and Restaurant Čertovka Over the years without doubt the most common question I get stopped in a street for is “which way is the Charles Bridge?”. Another popular question has different forms like “where is the little street with traffic lights?” or “where is the traffic light alley?” or “where is … Read More

prague kampa museum on the riverside viewed from shooters island

Prague Kampa Museum

Kampa Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art There are several parts to Kampa Museum located in the old Sova Mills on Kampa Island. Primarily it’s the home of the Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation and due to it’s permanent collection leaning towards Cubism and Abstraction it has acquired a reputation as being a modern art … Read More

three people water zorbing in prague with the castle in the background

Water Zorbing in Prague

Water Zorbing in Prague – Currently closed (July 2022) This post is about water zorbing in Prague so just in case you are not familiar with “Zorbing” the term was commercially registered in New Zealand in 1994 but the word Zorb relating to a sphere (in this case, metal) that you could get inside can … Read More

the neo-renaissance sophies palace building on slavonic island in prague

Slavonic Island and Sophies Palace

Slavonic Island and Sophies Palace If you visit the Dancing House then when you look down into this part of the river you’ll see a weir. You may think that this is a fairly recent thing to control the river but actually there has been a weir here for at least 600 years. It’s 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

17th century baroque style troja chateau with roses in foreground

Troja Chateau

Troja Chateau In Czech it has the name “Zámek” which usually means it’s a castle so some people call it Troja Castle. But when you see pictures it looks more like a chateau or a villa so again some people call it Troja Chateau or Troja Villa or Troja Palace. For me it’s Troja Chateau. … Read More

the prague 1890 flood memorial to 20 soldiers who died during the event

Prague 1890 Flood

Prague 1890 Flood One of the memorials which caught my eye in the 8th District on the edge of Karlin where it meets Invalidovna has the names of 20 people and an abbreviation “Rak-UH 3 Pol.Praporu”. Well the Rak-UH was easily translated to “Austro-Hungarian” and with a bit of extra effort it was revealed to … Read More

five girls prague paddleboarding on the river vltava

Prague Paddleboarding

Prague Paddleboarding May to October in the city is basically the whole summer season. Prague Paddleboarding is a fun way of getting out on the river on your own, as a couple or as part of a group. Of course you are going to be out of the way of most of the river traffic … Read More

detail showing how people have touched the plaques on charles bridge in prague

Prague Jan Nepomuk Statue

Jan Nepomuk You’ll see his statue in every published guide but there are other things to look for and understand. This post will give a brief timeline and background of Jan Nepomuk so you know how he came to die but mostly it’s about the icons on the Charles Bridge and how to recognise a … Read More