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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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Find out how it is to be homeless in Prague

Find out how it is to be homeless in Prague

It is freezing cold in Prague today. Yet all the windows in the tram are open. Passengers hold scarves or handkerchiefs against their noses. This can only mean one thing: a homeless person has just stepped on board. Nobody does anything, nobody says anything, because...

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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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Semmering railway in Prague a scenic ride on a railbus

Semmering railway in Prague a scenic ride on a railbus

A ride on the railbus, vláček motoráček, on the Semmering railway line is perfect for train enthusiasts who happen to be in Prague but also for others. This historic train runs in thirty minutes from Central Station via a loop to Zličín. This is 'Rail Away' at its...

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Charles Bridge:  built with a curve and with egg

Charles Bridge: built with a curve and with egg

Charles Bridge is to Prague what a trademark is to a company, a permanent hallmark used to promote the city. Travel websites, travel guides and tour guides all promote and sell the 'Charles Bridge' product. Proof that this symbol works well is that the bridge is...

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Revolution in the Metro: renaming Prague metro stations

Revolution in the Metro: renaming Prague metro stations

The revolution in the metro became official on 21 February 1990, when renaming thirteen Prague metro stations received formal approval. When in 1989 the communist regime fell, the Prague metro was only 15 years old. As it was a prestige project, the names of the...

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Platyz Passage from Tenement Building to Shopping Mall

Platyz Passage from Tenement Building to Shopping Mall

Platyz Passage in Prague is easy to overlook because of its concealed entrance. Once, a grand tenement building in the city, and now an inner courtyard with shops and cafes. Platyz Passage, on Narodni shopping street, was originally the courtyard of the Palace of the...

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Prague Metro Stations as a Crash Course in History

Prague Metro Stations as a Crash Course in History

Prague metro is more than just a means of public transport. It is also a crash course in history. Most of the station names refer to the streets above the stations: Národní třída, Náměstí republiky or Lazarská. All stations names ending in 'nádraží' are also train...

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New metro line D fast connection to southern Prague

New metro line D fast connection to southern Prague

The new metro line D will be operational in 2029, if all goes well. Construction has already started. Metro line D is 10.6 km long and will have a total of ten stations, eight of which newly built. The route runs from Náměstí Míru (on line A) via Pankrác (on line C)...

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