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Biking Gains Popularity Among Praguers

Apr.19.2013

The number of Prague residents using their bikes on a regular basis has doubled in the last two years. According to the news portal Prague Daily Monitor, over 1...

EU flag hoisted up at Prague Castle

Apr.04.2013

In the presence of European Commission chief Manuel Barosso, Czech president Miloš Zeman raised the flag of the European Union at the president's seat. As Radio...

Legalisation of Prostitution in CzR: Third Time Lucky?

February 28, 2

A group of MPs in the lower house are drafting a new bill on legalising prostitution – the third such attempt in recent years. Prostitution in the Czech Republi...

Wild Horses at Former Army Grounds

January 8, 201

In the future visitors to the Czech countryside could come across a species not seen in this part of the world for a great many years: wild horses. A local wil...

Religious Tourism Boosts Up

Dec.17.2012

Although it is perceived as one of Europe’s most atheist countries the Czech Republic has an impressive network of cathedrals, basilicas, chapels and, even a ch...

Pragulic Project to Show Street Prague

Nov.28.2012

The homeless, the thieves, the druggies - the real life of Prague streets at night is the aim of a new social enterprise, Pragulic, offering tours that let you ...

Prague entrepreneur sells canned Prague air

Oct.23.2011

A photographer and recently businessman, Kirill Rudenko decided to open a unique business. He sells canned air from different parts of Prague as an alternative ...

Second Prague Pride a Success

Aug.30.2012

It seems hard to believe, but this year’s Pride festivities in Prague were only its second in history - making Prague the last European Union capital to host ...

Prague Artist Wows in London

Aug.5.2012

Well-known Prague artist David Cerny, who is known for his many sculptures and installations including as a tank painted pink, has unveiled his latest work to...

Melissa Reid In Emotional Victory at Prague Masters

Jul.2.2012

Overcoming great personal turmoil, Melissa Reid managed to emerge victorious at Prague's Raiffeisenbank Golf Masters which took place at the Albatross golf re...

Slav Epic Painting Cycle Opens

Jun.2.2012

The much-anticipated opening of the “Slav Epic” series of paintings by Art Nouveau master Alfons Mucha has taken place at Prague’s Trade Fair Palace. The exhi...

Gastronomy Museum Opens

May.06.2012

A brand new cultural attraction has opened in Prague, aimed at visitors and tourists alike - the Gastronomy Museum. First to open in the museum is the second ...

Michelin Stars Announced for Prague Restaurants

Mar.31.2012

Michelin, makers of highly regarded restaurant guide Michelin Main Cities of Europe, have announced the Prague restaurants which will be added to the guide fo...

Hitler-Owned Paintings Found in Czech Convent

Mar.12.2012

Czech historian and amateur researcher Jiri Kuchal has discovered seven paintings in a convent in Doksany that are believed to have once been owned by the Naz...

Astronomical Clock Figures Under Repair

Jan.30.2012

Four figures from Prague's famous astronomical clock have been removed for maintenance and repairs, a process which will likely take two months. The wooden fi...

Prague Mourns Havel

Jan.9.2012

The city of Prague continues to mourn one of its foremost heros of the 20th century - former Czech president Vaclav Have, who died on December 18 2011 aged 75...

Creator of The Little Mole Dies at 90

Dec.5.2011

Zdenek Miler, the Czech creator of the world famous cartoon character Krtek, has died at the age of 90. Krtek (Little Mole) was beloved by generations of childr...

Tiffany to Open Shop in Prague

Nov.5.2011

The ladies of Prague may soon expect a little blue box for that special occasion from next year, as fame New York-based jewellers Tiffany & Co. prepare to ope...

From Prague to Bratislava in an Office Chair

Oct.2.2011

Future desk-bound HR employee Miroslav Jonas, 21, wanted to show how an office chair can be used actively - so he travelled 380km in the wheeled seat. Current...

Prague's First Gay Parade a Success

Sep.3.2011

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Prague in August to celebrate the city's first gay pride parade and festival. About 300 police were on hand g...

Unsure Future for Prague’s Gothic Cellars

Jul.31.2011

Gothic cellars unearthed between Prague’s Old Town and its New Town are under threat after Czech Culture Minister Jiri Besser cancelled cultural heritage protec...

Pink Tank Returns to Prague

Jul.1.2011

The famous Pink Tank, created by acclaimed Czech artist David Cerny in 1991, has returned to its native Prague where it has been placed on a pontoon on the Vlta...

Banville Wins 2011 Kafka Prize

Jun.5.2011

Irish novelist John Banville has won the 2011 Franz Kafka Prize, awarded by the Franz Kafka Society in Prague. Banville previously won the Man Booker prize for ...

'Gay Caveman' Unearthed Near Prague

May.1.2011

The remains of a caveman, or more precisely a pre-Bronze age farmer from approximately 2900-2500 BC have been unearthed outside of Prague. Because of the man's ...

Prague’s Astronomical Clock Shut for Repairs

Apr.5.2011

Bad news for those who have been looking forward to visiting the mechanical wonder that is Prague’s Astronomical Clock. One of the most iconic Prague sights, ...

Havel Library to Move to Prague Castle

Mar.1.2011

Inspired by American presidential libraries, the Vaclav Havel Library was created in 2004 to house the works of the thinker, playwright, poet, and former Czec...

Prague Zoo’s Komodo Dragon Baffles Keepers

Feb.6.2011

The Prague Zoo, one of the top zoos in the world, is also home to one of the world’s most successful breeding programmes for the endangered Komodo dragon. Rec...

Ballet Gala Arrives in Prague

Jan.5.2011

The arrival of the new year also means the imminent approach of one of Prague’s most anticipated cultural events, particularly for ballet lovers - the Prague ...

Russian Art Museum Opens

Dec.6.2010

A museum focused on Russian art from the 18th to 20th century has opened in Prague this month by private art collector Valery Larionov. Most of the over 150 p...

Poet Fischerova Dies at 75

Nov.7.2010

The first lady of contemporary Czech poetry, Viola Fischerova, has died at the age of 75. The poet was battling a terminal disease before she passed away in P...

Troubles for Google Street View

Sept.29.2010

The EU continues to be troublesome ground for Google, as it attempts to expand its Street View service throughout the world. The online service, which require...

Victory For Czech Budweiser

Aug.1.2010

American-based beer giant Anheuser-Busch, makers of international beer brands such as Kirin and Beck's as well as the American Budweiser lager, has been unabl...

To Smoke or Not to Smoke

Jul.4.2010

For some, smoking a cigarette after a meal in a restaurant, or with an point of beer in a pub, is an integral part of their outing. For others, to sit in a room...

Czech beer makers want formula protected

2.July.2010

Czech experts have called for the Czech Research Institute of Brewing and Malting to patent their version of powdered beer. The institute has been producing pow...

Fringe Festival Kicks Off

May.27.2010

Prague's top alternative, multilingual festival - the Fringe Festival - kicks off 28 May with a packed schedule of 40 different shows and 200 performances las...

Anthology Documents Past 20 Years in Prague

Apr.29.2010

An anthology following the last 20 years of literary achievement in Prague has been published, including works by both Czech and expat writers. As the Prague Po...

Dalai Lama Documentary Wins Award at Prague's One World Festival

Mar.15.2010

We are now midway through the 12th annual One World Film Festival here in Prague, and two significant awards have already been announced. The winner of ...

NHL Team to Open Season in Prague

Feb.11.2010

Opening the forthcoming 2010-2011 NHL (National Hockey League) season, American ice hockey team the Boston Bruins play two games in Prague. Several other NHL...

Prague a Hit with Traveler's Choice Awards

Jan.26.2010

Popular travel website TripAdvisor has announced the results of its annual Traveler's Choice Awards, and Prague, particularly its hotels, has come out a winner....

Christmas and New Year's in Prague

Dec.18.2009

Heading to the Paris of the East this winter season? If this Christmas turns out to be a white one, you're in for quite the view. But there's more to Prague tha...

Saddam and the Soviet Tank

Aug.03.2009

What have Saddam Hussein and a Soviet tank got in common? Well they both feature in an exhibition by controversial Czech artist David Cerný, who shook up EU po...

What NOT to do in Prague this summer

July.04.2009

Off for a short break to Prague anytime soon? The city remains an absolute must for anyone travelling around middle Europe, and its reputation as lively and cu...

Trams to return to Wenceslas Square... Maybe

June.08.2009

Wenceslas Square, backdrop to some of Prague's most pivotal events, is to get a long-overdue face lift and last week the city's Mayor announced more details of ...

Twitter your way to a free stay

2.4.2009

Fancy a free stay in Amsterdam? HostelBookers can get you there. Just go to HostelBookers Easter Egg Competition on Twitter, and you soon could be savouring the...

Obama Choses Prague

27.03.2009

"Strengthening US ties to Europe" is the main subject of the American president Barack Obama’s first public foreign-policy speech, which will take place in Prag...

Bertramka Villa Back To It's Owners

26.02.2009

The 18th century villa in Prague, home to the Museum of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was returned to the Czech Mozart Association. After years of law suits, the...

Ignoring UNESCO, Are We?

20.01.2009

Although the representatives of UNESCO objected to the idea of erecting two Pankr·c skyscrapers in Prague, stating that they're too high to fit in the historica...

Czech Republic to Rule Over the EU

04.11.2008

Although the middle of an economical crisis isn't the best time to take responsibility for anything, on January 1 the Czech Republic will be assuming the presid...

Titanic moored in the Lucerna Great Hall

Oct. 24. 2008

Everybody knows the tragic story of Titanic. You've read papers, you've seen the movie, you've heard Celine Dion sing...Now you can get to know the magic atmosp...

Czechs Still Kicking in Euro 2008

Jun.13.2008

The Czech Republic national team has so far won one game and lost one game in the UEFA Euro 2008 Championships tournament, with one game to go in their group. T...

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Biking Gains Popularity Among Praguers
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