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black and white photo showing the final construction of the prague stalin statue with nine characters made from granite stone

Prague Stalin Statue

Prague Stalin Statue If you had been in Prague on the evening on November 6th 1962 you would have heard a terrific explosion. It was the end of the road for the Prague Stalin Statue. This post is about why it was built, things to look out for, why it had to be destroyed and … Read More

nový svět prague street sign

Prague Streets – Nový Svět – The New World

Prague Streets – Nový Svět – New World Tourists will flock to Prague Castle to see the Golden Lane and it’s little houses. But an equally pleasant street, although the houses are less accessible, can be found just a five minute walk from the Castle. In Czech it’s Nový Svět (you say it like know-vee … Read More

rainbow coloured prague hot air balloon over a forest and passing a castle at low level

Prague Hot Air Balloon Trip

Prague Hot Air Balloon Trip The countryside around Prague really is beautiful. I should know, I live in it. But to fully appreciate the view you should see it from above. So maybe a Prague Hot Air Balloon trip is something to consider during your stay. This is a family run company consisting of father/son … 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

the rear of bobs bbq floating barge in prague with low seating area and see through drapes with a view of the river vltava and charles bridge

Bobs BBQ Shooters Island

Bobs BBQ Shooters Island During the summer months April to October, Shooters Island on the river running through Prague becomes alive as a live music venue, cafe and restaurant. This is a quick review of the Bobs BBQ restaurant. Background So the plan was to have some fun on the river with the family, get … Read More

boats and prague pedalos moored on the river vltava with legion bridge in the background

Prague Pedalos

Prague Pedalos From April to October you can expect to see pedalos on the river so if you are inclined to have a bit of river fun then here’s what to expect and a few tips. Where can I rent Prague Pedalos? There are numerous places along the riverside (Old Town side). On a map … Read More

prague lobkowicz palace concert room with covered chairs and stuccoed wall details

Prague Lobkowicz Palace

Prague Lobkowicz Palace Classical Concert Venue It’s a question I’ve been asked many times. What is your favourite Prague classical concert venue? For large scale impact I have three favourites but for a small venue there’s only one, the Prague Lobkowicz Palace. Where is the Prague Lobkowicz Palace? Be careful, although this is the most … Read More

wet cobble stone street in prague

Prague Photography Tours

Prague Photography Tours If you are coming to the city and you want to combine a love of photography with a walk around one of the most photogenic cities in the world then here’s a place to start. I’m a bit picky about instructional tours that also sell themselves as guides, the communication has to … 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

karlstejn castle

Prague Karlstejn Castle

Prague Karlstejn Castle If you are looking for a trip outside of Prague then Karlstejn Castle is an option as a half-day, whole-day or overnight stay. I’ll describe why you might want to visit, options for what to see in the area and how to get to and from it. Staying in Karlstejn When I … Read More