Category: Visitor Tips

“How to be Czech in 1 Hour”

Whether you’re visiting or living in the Czech Republic, chances are you’re probably making a genuine effort to blend in with the locals. Even beyond the language, many people pick up on some of the quirky nuances associated with being distinctly Czech. A new comedy at the historic Royal Theatre highlights a few of these differences with humour, music and of course – in true Czech fashion, alcohol. Writer and director Jean Christophe Gramont is responsible for the play. As a French man married to a Czech woman living in Prague for 15 years, Gramont said from the second...

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Meet Golem: Prague Visitor’s handy new Facebook Chatbot…

As you can imagine, we get a lot of questions sent to us through Facebook from people visiting Prague. In fact, sometimes it’s more than we can keep up with. So when a few friends suggested artificial intelligence, we were intrigued. A year later, Golem was born. Prague’s first interactive Facebook chatbot for events in Prague will give you information ranging from the weather, best places to eat and drink, events happening that night or even just for a few handy Czech phrases to help you along your way. Golem has it all, and every day he’s getting smarter...

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The Most Haunted Places in Prague

Don’t let Prague’s dazzling bridges and charming cobblestone paths fool you—this city has a dark side. Often labeled one of the most haunted places in Europe, Prague was the site of three now-famous defenestrations, and a known meeting place for astrologers and alchemists in the 16th and 17th centuries (more on that later). The city is crawling with ghostly sights and unsolved mysteries both rumored and historically documented, if you know where to look. Thankfully, we did the work for you. Just in time for Halloween, here are six of Prague’s most skin-crawling haunts, from a dark magic worshipping...

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Our Guide to Authentic Czech Souvenirs

Krtek Krtek, or The Little Mole, is a Czech national treasure. Since animator Zdeněk Miler first released Krtek in 1966, he’s been an endearing figure in the lives of Czechs. Most Czech children grew up not just watching the films, but also playing with Krtek toys. You can find Krtek toys in popular toy stores like Hamelys, Sparkys, or even in Manufaktura. Becherovka Skip the Absenth that wasn’t even made here and go with this. Becherovkab is a herbal bitters, often drunk as a digestive aid (we aren’t sure by whom). It’s produced in Karlovy Vary and found pretty...

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