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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

Czech Memorabilia shop called Bric a Brac in the form of a street sign

Bric a Brac

Bric a Brac – Czech Memorabilia Imagine that you could transport yourself back in time to various decades of the 20th Century and see what sort of things you would find in regular Czech apartments. In Prague that’s pretty simple. You just go to a shop called Bric a Brac. The term “Bric-a-Brac” largely translates … Read More

house of axes flag flying in cerna street in prague

House of Axes

The House of Axes In the New Town there’s a little street called Černa which literally means Black Street. On the entryphone to one of the apartment blocks in that street is the single word “Axes”. It is your gateway to The House of Axes because this activity is all about 90 minutes of learning … Read More

dark blue prague tram t3 coupe outside the quadrio shopping centre

Prague Tram T3 Coupe

Prague Tram T3 Coupe This is the third post having a look at special trams in Prague. On the Lubricating Tram post I told you about the almost non-stop oiling of the tram network and how you can watch its journey. On the Historic Tram post I described how to get a cheap ride on … Read More

sign saying Exhibition of Destroyed Russian Military Equipment in prague letna park

Destroyed Russian Military Vehicles

Destroyed Russian Military Vehicles in Prague During the summer of 2022 in Letna Park the Army Museum has arranged a small exhibition of Russian military vehicles that were either destroyed or incapacitated during the war in Ukraine as they attempted to take control of major Ukrainian cities. I can tell you that it is very … Read More

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

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

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

empty bench seating at the riegrovy sady beer garden during the pandemic

Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden and Park

Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden and Park If you look at a map of Prague and you find the main train station located roughly at the top and to one side of Wenceslas Square then you’ll notice that behind the station is a large green area that takes up approximately eleven hectares of land. This is … 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