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The Best Time to Visit Prague

There’s no doubt you’ll fall in love with Prague at any time of the year. In each season though, it’ll be for a different reason! Be it the pleasant summer nights spent at the banks of the Vltava River, or the wintery charm of streets covered by snow, there’s always something to admire about our…

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March 6, 2023

Vanilla Crescents – Traditional Czech Christmas Cookies to Sweeten up Your Holiday Season

  In the Czech Republic we get quite serious when it comes to Christmas baking. Some families have their cookies done weeks ahead, just to make sure they can enjoy the holiday season in peace. Competitions are held annually to see who can make more kinds, and trust me, some of the creations can get…

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December 10, 2022

Spice Up Your Christmas with the Best Czech Mulled Wine Recipe

  Mulled wine is one of the fundamental counterparts of Christmas in Prague and in the Czech Republic in general. It’s not only the delicious sweet taste that warms up our hearts during this cold season, but also the unique aroma of its mixture of spices that transmits the unmistakable message – the holiday season…

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December 9, 2022

What to Do in Prague for Christmas Holidays 2022

The Christmas season is undoubtedly one of the best times of the year to visit Prague. Why? Because it’s simply magical! All the Christmas lights and decorations in the streets, the festive atmosphere, the abundance of traditional food and drinks all around… and especially the amazing Christmas Markets!  Here’s a list of things you definitely…

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November 18, 2022

The highlights of Czech cuisine and where to get them

Are you familiar with Czech cuisine? You might want to get acquainted with it because the Czech Republic offers some of the best opportunities to stuff your belly! Getting to know the local dainties is an essential part of every trip and you definitely shouldn’t neglect it while in Prague. Let’s be honest, as opposed…

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July 21, 2022

Cheap Eats: Where to Eat on a Budget in Prague? 2022 Update

You might have heard Prague is inexpensive , especially compared to the USA or Western Europe, so if you’re travelling on a budget it’s just the perfect place for you. But is it really as budget friendly as it seems? The truth is, it really depends on where you go. Like in many touristy cities,…

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July 13, 2022

Top 14 things to do in Prague with kids in 2022

“Cities arenʼt for kids,” you might say, “they need open space to move around.” Well, I have some good news for you – Prague will soon do away with this conviction as your kids fall in love with the city forever. Donʼt believe me? Check my list below and see for yourself. (And start looking…

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June 29, 2022

Want To Be a Responsible Tourist in Prague? This Is How You Do It!

Prague is romantic, historic, beautiful and the ultimate beer lovers’ paradise. Since the Covid-19 pandemic appears to be abating, it’s also coming back to its own as a tourist hot spot, which means when travel season rolls around, the city can be packed. To make the most of it while also minimising your impact, keep…

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June 22, 2022

Prague’s Open-Air Cinemas – Strangest Places to Watch Movies in Prague this Summer

Are you going to be in Prague for at least a few days this summer season? Do you like sitting under the open sky with a beverage when the weather is nice, but at the same time you’re also convinced that there is no activity watching a movie would not make even more enjoyable? (Doesn’t…

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June 8, 2022

What You Didn’t Know About J. V. Myslbek, the Author of the Giant St. Wenceslas Statue

I bet that if you were asked to name a Czech sculptor or two, you would probably be slumped. I don’t blame you, Czechs are not exactly Florentines when it comes to art. Some names do, however, keep popping up and Josef Václav Myslbek, who died exactly 100 years ago on 2nd June 1922, is…

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June 1, 2022

Unmissable Prague Music Festivals – June 2022

Whether you’re in Prague for a month or just for a few days this June, you probably won’t be starved for entertainment. There is beer to drink, all the almost compulsory touristy sites to visit, people to meet and the atmosphere of general relaxed splendour of summer to soak up. If you want to add…

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May 25, 2022

Hollywood in Prague, Part 2 – Time Travel with Mozart

As discussed before, tourists are not the only people who noticed that Prague (and the Czech Republic in general) has considerable charm – world’s filmmakers have also gotten the memo. In the first installment of our Hollywood in Prague series we thought back to the first Mission: Impossible movie, this time we’ll change tack and…

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May 11, 2022

The Best Prague Gardens in the Prague Castle Neighbourhood to Check Out this May

It’s May! The days are long, flowers are in bloom, bees are starting to buzz everywhere, and Prague is getting besieged by swarms of tourists. If you want to avoid the most crowded touristy spaces for a while and rest your eyes on some greenery (did you know that Prague is the 11th greenest city…

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May 4, 2022

Why You Should Visit the Convent of Saint Agnes?

Have you ever heard of the convent of Saint Agnes in Prague? We’d bet you haven’t! And guess what, the other tourists haven’t either. While crowds of them clog the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge, there are these inconspicuous places in Prague that will simply take your breath away. Anežský klášter is one of…

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April 27, 2022

Hollywood in Prague, Part 1 – The Exploits of Ethan Hunt

Have you ever watched a big Hollywood or international film and thought: That looks familiar, I wonder where they filmed it? Well, to Prague-dwellers, this happens quite a lot. The Czech Republic (and Prague in particular) emerged from behind the Iron Curtain as one of the most attractive places for Western productions to film, for…

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April 20, 2022

A Comprehensive Guide to Czech Christmas Traditions (Part 2)

Christmas takes a lot of preparation. Czech people are crazy about tidying up for this occasion. Christmas cleaning is actually a special term in our language. It involves cleaning everything you come across at your place, including windows, no matter the weather. Even if it is freezing outside, this just needs to get done. Your…

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December 13, 2021

A Comprehensive Guide to Czech Christmas Traditions (Part 1)

Christmas in the Czech Republic involves a combination of pagan and Christian traditions. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between the two, but it doesn’t matter too much, for we love them all irrespectively. There used to be major celebrations of winter solstice already before the birth of Jesus Christ. Also known as midwinter, the…

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December 9, 2021

Everything you need to know about Prague’s Christmas Markets 2021

Imagine this: you are in Prague for Christmas and wondering what is the best place to soak in the holiday atmosphere. Well, there is a simple answer: you shouldn’t miss the Christmas markets throughout the city. Or actually… this year it is, again, more like Christmas hotspots all over the city. Just before all the…

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November 13, 2021

Oh, the wonderful Vienna!

If you have already explored the beautiful city of Prague, Vienna is only a hop, a skip, and a jump away. Prague boasts beautiful medieval and picturesque charm, a walkable and charming city centre, dramatic river views, great beer, and friendly locals. Vienna, however, has quite a lot to offer as well! We have asked…

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August 23, 2021

Would you dare to try these 10 weird Czech foods?

When it comes to food, the Czech Republic always scores high – from the classic meat and dumpling dishes to the all-popular fried cheese and the scrumptious pastries that melt in your mouth, it is a true foodie paradise. However, like in every rich cuisine, some very weird foods lurk from the back of the cookbook….

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July 15, 2021

Whatʼs up with house numbering in Prague

So, here you are in Prague. You have some idea of what you want to see, where you want to eat, and a place or two that you will enjoy some fine entertainment. You have your map, the addresses, and maybe a smartphone to help you get around. This is where it gets interesting. I…

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June 15, 2021

All you need to know about Prague public transportation

Getting around Prague is really easy. Most places are within walking distance and the public transportation is simply amazing. We are quite proud of it here, as it is in the top 3 best public transport systems in Europe – and rightfully so! Many public transit specialists visit Prague to learn a thing or two….

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May 14, 2021

The Best Films Shot in Prague You Should See Before Visiting 

Even if you’ve never been to Prague before, chances are you’ve already seen it on film without realizing it. After the fall of the Iron Curtain directors swarmed the Czech Republic due to the low filming costs and stayed for the variety and beauty this place has to offer. And it is endless: from Prague’s…

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April 10, 2021

Prague Tour Guides in the Times of Covid-19 Lockdown

The Czech Republic has been under nation-wide quarantine for more than a month now. We’ve asked three of our beer guides how they’ve been coping with life in the post-Covid 19 world. Here are their answers: What are you doing in quarantine?  Johanka: The first week I was cooking and baking bread, and going on…

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April 14, 2020

Coronavirus in Prague: 8 Photos of Prague’s empty streets you must see

As the Coronavirus crisis sweeps over Europe, borders are getting closed and people are forced to stay home. In the Czech Republic, schools and most non-essential services are closed and people are under quarantine. Face masks have become our new reality whenever we need to go out. All of this has left Prague virtually empty,…

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March 24, 2020

The 8 Best Art Galleries in Prague

Thinking about what to do on these cold and rainy days? Christmas is over and Easter is still far, but Prague always has an ace up its sleeve. Now is the perfect time to check out Prague’s amazing galleries, and we have plenty of them. As the Czech Republic’s capital, Prague much more than a…

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March 2, 2020

Things to do in Prague in spring 2020

Many people will tell you that the best time to visit Prague is the summer. The weather is nice, restaurants have sidewalk seating, and music is heard everywhere. The only trouble is that you might not be the only tourist who wants to enjoy the city in its warmest season. Although the weather is undoubtedly…

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February 24, 2020

Cheap Eats: Where to Eat on a Budget in Prague?

You might have heard Prague is inexpensive , especially compared to the USA or Western Europe, so if you’re travelling on a budget it’s just the perfect place for you. But is it really as budget friendly as it seems? The truth is, it really depends on where you go. Like in many touristy cities,…

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February 17, 2020

The best 5 Czech pastries and where to get them

If you are planning a trip to Prague, chances are you know this to be the uncontested capital of beer. You also may be aware of our love for meat, but what about Czech desserts? Well, we have quite a sweet tooth. In fact, we enjoy our desserts so much that we even have sweet…

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February 3, 2020

What to Pack for Your Trip to Prague

Do you tend to plan your travels in detail or do you prefer to go with the flow when you arrive? If you are a bit like me, you will be in the first group. I have always enjoyed reading about the local culture and customs of my destinations beforehand. For me, it is important…

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January 13, 2020