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All sort of useful tips and information to make your citytrip or weekend in Prague hassle-free and even more enjoyable; what is the best way to get from the airport to the city centre, where to buy tickets for the tram and metro or is it better to get a travelcard?

Did you know that although the Czech Republic is a Euro country, the currency not the Euro but the Czech Crown? Beware that some Money Exchange Offices are a rip off. Fortunately, there are some Exchange Bureaux that can be trusted. Is it true that the film Amadeus was shot in Prague and that alchemists who lived in the Golden Lane near Prague Castle tried to transform base metals into gold? (Almost) all your question will be answered in the information section of Prague-Now.

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Jews in Prague: a short journey through history

Jews in Prague: a short journey through history

Prague's Jewish quarter, Josefov, is sandwiched between the Vltava River and the Staré Mesto district. Six synagogues and the old Jewish cemetery are the tourist highlights of this part of the city. Prayer services are held in the Old New, the High, the Jerusalem and...

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Mini Czech Grammar, why is Czech so difficult?

Mini Czech Grammar, why is Czech so difficult?

A concise Czech grammar is needed to understand sentence structure. Simply memorizing words and sentences is not enough. They help you in ordering beer: pivo prosím (beer, please). But if you want half a liter, it gets a bit more complicated. Small translates as malý....

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Learning Czech: Free Apps for Beginners

Learning Czech: Free Apps for Beginners

If you are a frequent visitor to Prague, the day will come when you want to learn the language. Learning Czech is not as difficult as it may seem. No need to pay for lessons because there are tons of free apps. Fifteen minutes a day and a bit of perseverance will make...

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Prague Metro Tourist Attraction: Go Metro Sightseeing

Prague Metro Tourist Attraction: Go Metro Sightseeing

Prague metro is fast and frequent and also a tourist attraction. The architecture and the often striking designs and works of art in the stations make the network an attraction in its own right. The design and lay-out of the Prague metro is a spitting image of the...

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Free Public Transport and Airport Transfer

Free Public Transport and Airport Transfer

Free public transport and airport transfer is the best way to enjoy your city trip to Prague to the full. If you buy a Public Transport Card + private airport transfer, you are assured of a hassle-free stay. No need to find out what ticket to buy and where. No need to...

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Slav Epic by Alfons Mucha: Where to See?

Slav Epic by Alfons Mucha: Where to See?

The Slav Epic by Alfons Mucha is a cycle of twenty impressive paintings depicting the history of the Slav people and civilization. He found inspiration for this work in Slavonic mythology and the history of the Czech people. The largest canvas is more than six by...

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Prague City Pass

Prague City Pass

The Prague City Pass is your ticket to a hassle free city trip to Prague. This city pass allows you free admission to a number of top sights in Prague and discounts for many attractions and museums. This pass is user-friendly and will save you a lot of hassle: no need...

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Public Holidays in the Czech Republic

Public Holidays in the Czech Republic

A list of public holidays in the Czech Republic to help you plan your vacation in the best possible way. When planning a holiday or a city trip to the Czech Republic and Prague, you may or may not want to include public holidays. National holidays mean that Czech...

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Alchemists, Rudolph II and Prague

Alchemists, Rudolph II and Prague

Alchemists were welcome in 16th century Prague because alchemy was a respected science. Rudolf II (1552-1612) was obsessed with alchemy and the search for the Philosopher's Stone. This mysterious substance would not only turn base metals into gold, it would also be an...

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Prague Card: Free Travel on Tram and Metro

Prague Card: Free Travel on Tram and Metro

Travel free on the Prague metro and trams with your Prague Card. This card also allows you free admission to many famous museums like the Jewish Museum and Prague Castle. Besides, you get up to 50% discount on many Prague attractions, boat trips and in restaurants....

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From Prague Airport to City Centre

From Prague Airport to City Centre

From Prague Airport to City Centre takes about half an hour. Vaclav Havel International Airport is about fifteen kilometers northwest of the centre of Prague. It takes  30 minutes by taxi (40 minutes in the rush) and 30 minutes by public transport – 15 minutes by bus...

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By Plane to Prague

By Plane to Prague

By plane to Prague means that you land at Vaclav Havel International Airport, the largest airport in the Czech Republic and located 15 km west of Prague. Major airlines and many budget airlines have flights to Prague. Prague Airport is still comparatively quiet. The...

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By Train to Prague

By Train to Prague

By train to Prague and you will arrive at Praha hlavni nadrazi, the main station in Prague located in the city centre. Buy your tickets on the day you want to travel, advanced booking is only necessary on some international trains. Do not change money at the Exchange...

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Prague Card

Prague Card

Free entrance to many Prague museums with your Prague City Card! This 2, 3 or 4-day tourist card allows you free admission or discounts at museums and other attractions. No hassle with buying separate ticket for attractions because the Prague Pass allows and free...

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Money Exchange Offices in Prague

Money Exchange Offices in Prague

The Czech Republic is a euro country without the euro. You pay in Czech crowns (Koruna), abbreviated to Kč or CZK. You will find ATM's and money exchange offices everywhere in Prague. Some shops, restaurants and hotels accept Euros but their exchange rates are not...

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11 November Goose Red Cabbage and St Martin Wine

11 November Goose Red Cabbage and St Martin Wine

If you are in Prague on 11 November and you like to eat goose, you are in luck! Goose is on the menu of almost all restaurants on this special day. It is also the day when the tasting and sale of Svatomartinske vino, St. Martin's wine, begins. A Beaujolais Primeur the...

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Grand Hotel Evropa Art Nouveau on Wenceslas Square

Grand Hotel Evropa Art Nouveau on Wenceslas Square

Grand Hotel Evropa was once the jewel-in-the-crown on Wenceslas Square. Late nineteen century, when the hotel opened, it was a symbol of luxury unprecedented in all of Czechoslovakia. Over the years, the hotel rooms became outdated, but the facade remained sparkling...

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Bata Shoe Store and Prague Pavements

Bata Shoe Store and Prague Pavements

Prague is made for walking. But Prague is made for walking only in comfortable shoes. Prague sidewalks are paved with black and white small cobblestones which are notorious heel pinchers. If you haven't brought the right footwear, don't despair. Almost every fourth...

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Jewish Garden Oldest Jewish Cemetery in Prague

Jewish Garden Oldest Jewish Cemetery in Prague

Jewish Garden is the oldest Jewish Cemetery in Prague but 'Jewish Garden' is a misnomer. There is no garden here at all, only a paved square and a monument consisting of three tombstones. This Jewish Cemetery is 200 years older than the Old Jewish Cemetery in the...

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Air-conditioned Trams in Prague

Air-conditioned Trams in Prague

If you want to find out if a Prague tram is equipped with air-conditioning, you need not get on board. This is good to know when you want to go by tram on a hot summer day and especially if you travel during the rush hour. Simply look at the front of the tram and...

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Historic Bus K along lesser-known highlights in Prague

Historic Bus K along lesser-known highlights in Prague

Public transport fans can indulge themselves in Prague and take a ride on the historic bus K. The route passes lesser-known highlights and shows a different aspect of the city. The route comprises the Dejvice district of Prague 6 and partly follows the route of the...

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Diaphragm Arch Interesting Architecture in Mala Strana

Diaphragm Arch Interesting Architecture in Mala Strana

You have probably never heard of a diaphragm arch. Yet you have seen such arches many times on your wanderings in Prague. The Czech translation is prampouch and you occasionally come across this word in an article about Prague on the internet or in a guide book under...

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Dablacov Tram Loop and the Tatra T3 Tram

Dablacov Tram Loop and the Tatra T3 Tram

Attention tram enthousiasts and public transport fans! You can now have a beer in a nostalgic Tatra T3 tram permanently parked at the Dlabačov tram loop. There are six fixed tables and tram seats inside the tram and extra chairs and tables on the platforms next to the...

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The Person behind the voice announcing tram stops

The Person behind the voice announcing tram stops

A jingle and the name of the tram stop. This is familiar to all who travel on public transport in Prague. It is a real voice of a real person, not a robot, not a translation computer. When you travel a lot by tram, the voice has become your 'friend'. But who is hiding...

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Kolbenova, Emil Kolben and Pragovka Art Centre

Kolbenova, Emil Kolben and Pragovka Art Centre

Kolbenova is one of the stations on metro line B. Few people, and even fewer tourists, get off here. But if you like industrial heritage and dilapidated factories, Kolbenova is the perfect neighbourhood to look around. For how long is unknown because the city of...

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