Category: This Month

The Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague

Man trying to turn his ambition into gold is nothing new. In Medieval times, there was a primitive science that offered exactly this. Alchemy, the quest to change metals into gold, cure disease, and prolong life had a huge place in the history of Europe. Although the claims were deemed unsuccessful, the legends of alchemy still live on today in Prague. No one will ever know why alchemists were so drawn to the city of Prague, but many visitors claim they still feel the magic when they walk through the streets. Why is this? Legend has it Prague was...

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Urban Legend

Petr Urban is a household name in Prague — but not for reasons you’d expect. As an Olympic medalist who also happens to be the city’s most iconic cartoonist, it’s hard to find something that Urban isn’t good at. Trust us, we tried. In fact, we caught up with the artist and sports champion himself at U Pivrnce, a pub he runs alongside his son, to talk about his unusual career, where he gets the inspiration for his bawdy cartoonery and the legacy he hopes to leave behind. While the pairing of sports and cartoon illustrations may seem unlikely...

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How to Fit In (or Stand Out) in the Czech Republic

Many travelers these days want a local experience when visiting a new place. And while your lack of the language can be a dead giveaway, these tips can help you blend into the crowd without having to open your mouth How to Fit In Tone Down Your Smile One way to spot the foreigner among Czechs in any photo is a big toothy grin. The Czech smile is often a slight upturn of closed lips. The average resting face may even appear upset at first glance, but this is just because smiles are reserved for sincere interactions. And don’t...

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Pivo in the Sun: Our Six Favourite Beer Gardens

Beer gardens combine two of the Czech Republic’s greatest passions, beer and nature, which makes these outdoor spaces the perfect places to experience local culture and enjoy the Prague sunshine.   For Gorgeous Views:  Letna Beer Garden Under one wooden picnic bench, you’ll find neighborhood dogs lounging patiently at their owners’ feet, taking a break from a walk through Letna Park. At the next table, a group of international students are likely discussing how to say “cheers” in their native languages. Along the railing, travelers and Instagram fans take turns capturing panoramic views of Old Town and the Vltava...

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Bugsy’s and The Godfather of the Czech Cocktail Culture

By Hannah Burns While the name Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel may conjure images of a 1940s-era gangster, he was also the mastermind and innovator behind the glory that is the Las Vegas strip—where others saw vast stretches of sand, he saw opportunity. So it’s no surprise that Václav Vojíř turned to Bugsy for inspiration when, just six years after the liberation, he decided to do what no Czech had done before: open a cocktail bar. When Bugsy’s Bar opened its doors in March 1995 with an extensive menu of more than 300 drinks, its concept was foreign to most Czechs....

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