Christmas in Prague reveals the city at its romantic best; the pedestrianized streets of the gorgeous Staré Město (Old Town) are strung with fairy lights and the stores are all immaculately dressed with festive decorations. If you’re lucky, there may even be a carpeting of snow.
Category: Things To Do
October 30, 2013
Encompassing all genres of music from classical to jazz, early music to contemporary world music, the Strings of Autumn Festival in Prague spreads across the city into every sizeable venue from the mainstream Rudolfinium and Prague State Opera to the Prague Crossroads at St Anna’s Church and the on-trend Lucerna. The festival also takes to the streets of Prague, with performances popping up on many street corners and in main squares.
October 23, 2013
The Czech Republic is famous for producing highly decorative Bohemian crystal and also for the sheer volume of beer (‘pivo’ in Czech) the nation consumes. The favourite drink of Prague locals and tourists alike is light lager and classic Czech brands include Staropramen and Budvar as well as the dark beer Kelt but the most popular is Pilsner Urquell. To see both beer and glass being produced, take a day trip to Pilsen.
October 16, 2013
Several spa towns in Bohemia within easy reach of Prague offer short therapeutic treatments, Turkish baths, saunas, plunge pools and massages as well as long-stay residential medicinal treatments. Undoubtedly the swankiest of the spa towns around Prague is elegant Karlovy Vary, sitting 80 miles (126 km) northwest of Prague in forested west Bohemia.
September 25, 2013
Come fall, the mad crowds that pour relentlessly into Prague over the summer have all gone home. There might be a definite nip in the air but skies are still clear and the bitter cold of December has yet to descend. So Prague in autumn is tranquil, with the added bonus that the city’s cultural traditions spring into life after the summer hiatus.
September 18, 2013
Prague is one of the most haunted cities in Europe; according to local gossip, there are headless monks, dead soldiers, Jewish rabis, witches, wronged wives and even a Native American Indian all abroad after dark. Haunted Prague is a city of dark corners and winding alleyways, packed cemeteries and spirit-filled churches.