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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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Best Cocktail Bars in Prague

In a city that has such a love affair with beer, sometimes it’s easy to forget about the cocktail. From a traditional Old Fashioned to the latest molecular mixology concoction, Prague has some amazing choices when you’re ready to hit the hard stuff.  And best of all, while a nice cocktail can cost upwards of 20€ in New York or London, a majority of drinks found in Prague establishments don’t exceed 200czk. Here’s thirteen of our favourite watering holes, chosen not just for their spirited libations, but also their atmosphere and charm. But before you dive in, it’s worth...

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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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