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Prague: Watch frisbee for free at WUCC 2010

Prague: Watch frisbee for free at WUCC 2010

Almost every five years, from 1955 until the fall of communism, Prague’s massive Strahov sporting complex hosted the regime’s Spartakiáda gatherings. Meticulously choreographed and set to song, these displays of synchronized gymnastics replaced the impassioned calisthenics shows organized by Czechoslovakia’s Sokol nationalist movement. Despite enjoying a few brief revivals, Sokol has largely faded, save for » Read more

Favorite Place in Prague: Vyšehrad Castle

Favorite Place in Prague: Vyšehrad Castle

Normally, I like to visit places that are quieter and more local. But Vyšehrad (literally High Castle), Prague’s second castle, is such a wonderful (and big) place that it’s a shame more people don’t take the time to visit. It holds a special place in many Praguers’ hearts and is a must-see in my book. » Read more

Prague events calendar: Festivals for 2010

Prague events calendar: Festivals for 2010

Planning a trip to Prague this year? One of central Europe’s most historic and picturesque capitals will mesmerize you with its charm and beauty. But it’s not all architectural oohs and ahhs—there are plenty of festivals and other events sure to enliven your experience. Check these out! FebioFest March 25-April 4, 2010 website The Czech » Read more

6 Vegetarian restaurants in central Prague

6 Vegetarian restaurants in central Prague

In the land of pork and dumplings, it’s often hard for vegetarians or anyone looking for a vegetable with their meal to find something acceptable to their palate. Never fear veg-heads, EuroCheapo bring you a round-up of some of the best vegetarian restaurants in Prague. Lehká Hlava Borsov 2, New Town – Prague 1 website » Read more

Tips for cheap dining in Prague

Tips for cheap dining in Prague

Last week, we shared three Cheapo-friendly pubs in Prague. To maximize your Czech eating experience, however, there are a few more things you should know about where and when to go, as well as how much to leave for the tip. Read on to make sure you’re getting your Czech kroners’ worth! 1. Go at » Read more

3 pubs serving traditional (and cheap) meals in central Prague

3 pubs serving traditional (and cheap) meals in central Prague

Prague is no longer the undiscovered, inexpensive “Eastern” European city it used to be, and prices definitely reflect the Czech capital’s popularity. City centers aren’t usually the best places to find a cheap meal, but that doesn’t mean an affordable and authentic Czech meal—complete with a yummy local beer—can’t be found. Here are three of » Read more

Prague: Czech beer and food festivals in May!

Prague: Czech beer and food festivals in May!

This year, the month of May provides several tasty reasons to celebrate in the fair city of Prague. The weather turns milder and the city puts its food and beer on display. Here are two festivals, for gourmands and imbibers alike, that we think are worth czech-ing out. Brew-ha-ha: Czech Beer Festival May 22-31, 2009 Oktoberfest may be a » Read more

Prague cheap souvenir: Beer coasters

Prague cheap souvenir: Beer coasters

Tourists flock to Prague for its Gothic architecture, striking art, affordable performances, and yes… zlevneny pivo, or “cheap beer.” Once you’ve polished off a half-liter of Staropramen, why not pick up the free coaster on which it sat? Coast to coaster For centuries, agricultural conditions in the Czech republic have proven ideal for growing hops. Historians place beer brewing » Read more

Prague: Free walking tours every day

Prague: Free walking tours every day

When in Prague, why not spend a couple of hours walking the town with a local? And not just any local—a local who’s a history buff! “Free Prague Tours” offers just that. The organization, made up of English-speaking tour guides, offers twice-daily walking tours of the Old Town and Mala Strana. And yes, they’re free! » Read more

Prague: Cheap seats at the opera or ballet

Prague: Cheap seats at the opera or ballet

Prague boasts a world-class music scene, with concerts, operas, and ballets performed throughout the year in the city’s famous theaters. Best of all, tickets to these events are within even a Cheapo’s reach, as they cost a fraction of the going rate in other capital cities. You may even be able to score one for under $10. If you’re planning » Read more

Prague: Better burgers

Prague: Better burgers

A few years ago, Mozaika‘s burgers were named the best in Prague. Burgers outside of the U.S. are a sensitive subject: think of the role they play in the Whit Stillman film Barcelona, where the burger is symbol of what American can do right. The Mozaika burger may not be the best burger around, but » Read more

Prague: National Marionettes Theater and Mozart

Prague: National Marionettes Theater and Mozart

Photo by oliviagiovetti We overheard this brilliant aside from an American backpacker in a bar in Zizkov: “What the hell is up with all the puppets?” It’s sort of a good question. Prague’s more touristy areas have marionette shops on practically every corner. The art of puppetry has been a popular form in Prague since » Read more

Prague: “Museum Night” offers free admission to city museums

Prague: “Museum Night” offers free admission to city museums

Photo by oliviagiovetti If you’re in Prague on Saturday, June 16, 2007 don’t spend your day museum-hopping. Wait until 7 p.m., when the bulk of the city’s museums and galleries will waive admission as part of Prague’s Museum Night. In its fourth year (2007), Prague’s Museum Night is part of a European movement to make » Read more

Prague: Along the Vltava, Part One

Along the Vltava river, which Bedrich Smetana immortalized in his collection of symphonic poems “Má vlast,” now sits a museum that’s worth interrupting your riverside stroll. Go a little past the Charles Bridge and cut into the small side street of Novotneho lavka to visit the Bedrich Smetana Museum. While the waistcoat pocket-sized museum doesn’t » Read more

Prague: An American bakery in Prague

Prague: An American bakery in Prague

In Prague, you can get your fill of apple strudel at any sidewalk cafe. However, (especially if you’re in the Czech Republic long-term) no one will blame you for craving a giant soft-baked chocolate chip cookie. And expat Anne Feeley’s Bakeshop Praha (Kozi 1, just a block down from the Kafka statue) is just the » Read more

Prague: The Globe bookstore caters to expat scene

Prague: The Globe bookstore caters to expat scene

If you ask the older Expat Czech-set, The Globe isn’t what it used to be since it moved seven years ago from the Holesovice to the trendier address on Pstrossova, near the National Theater. Howevery you can still find them in the corner of the bookshop-slash-café that puts Borders to shame. Browse the wide selection » Read more

Prague: Ruzyne aiport begins posting flight’s timetable

Good news for travelers planning to visit Prague’s ever expanding airport. The authorities at Ruzyne have begun posting a timetable of flights. Updated every ten seconds, the listing also allows users to search by airline, destination, and even a specific window of time. It’s a pretty snazzy tool. It’s perfect for those making a last-minute » Read more

Prague: May Day is for lovers

Prague: May Day is for lovers

Photo to wit, The Czech Communist Party has scheduled a meeting near the Krizik Fountain—but May Day in the Czech Republic is also the Day of Lovers. Take that, St. Valentine’s Day! What’s in store for lovers in Prague today? For the ladies, it’s essential that they be kissed under a blossoming cherry tree. As » Read more

Prague: Eating in the Past

Prague: Eating in the Past

Photo by iritabook Ah, Prague’s bad old days of dining. There was a long period in the 1990s when yes, the food was cheap, but it was also a lot more… questionable. Put it this way: Asking for a green salad would get you a quizzical look—and that’s assuming you could find a waiter in » Read more

Prague: Free admission to St. Vitus Cathedral

Prague: Free admission to St. Vitus Cathedral

Photo by greenshift Good news for Cheapos on the tourist path in Central Europe. From April 5 onwards, admission to Prague’s famed St. Vitus Cathedral will be free. Until recently, entrance set visitors back CZK100 (€3.60; $4.80). That’s at least three crisp, cold Czech beers—if you choose your watering hole wisely. Ownership of the cathedral » Read more

Prague: Hapu, a bar with a blender

Prague: Hapu, a bar with a blender

Photograph especially as Prague is now one of the most expensive cities in the region—but Rail does name check one of Prague’s best cheap bars, Hapu (on Orlicka street in Zizkov). A tiny space below street level with mismatched furniture, Hapu was one of the first low-cost bars to excel at mixed drinks in Prague. » Read more

Prague: Drinks and a Movie

Prague: Drinks and a Movie

photograph courtesy of urbanbandar This week’s New York Post has the lowdown on Prague. There are some good tips for Cheapos in a teensy tiny sidebar, where a few writers recommended some “off the guidebook” places to eat, walk, and drink. Local fixture Jeff Koyen recommends Tretter’s, a chi-chi bar off Old Town Square. Tretter’s » Read more

Prague: Riding the metro or bus without a ticket

Prague: Riding the metro or bus without a ticket

It’s occurred to most of us at one time or another—is it worth buying metro tickets in cities where public transportation ticketing is based on the honor system? Travelers on a budget might consider saving money by “riding black,” and in Prague, at least, they’d have ample company. A recent study published by Czech newspaper » Read more

Charles Bridge Isn’t Falling Down (Yet)

photograph courtesy of maoli If you’re dreaming of taking a moonlit stroll across Prague’s famed Charles Bridge this year, you’d better hurry up: the Prague Post reports that the city is planning to renovate the structure starting this April. Plans were afoot to start the renovations last year but were subsequently nixed. Knowing the Prague city » Read more

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