Unearthing Prague's Enigma: The Alchemical Laboratory Revealed

In the heart of Prague, a remarkable event unfolded over two decades ago, uncovering a hidden world of alchemy. While the city is renowned for its rich history and captivating architecture, this particular discovery brought to light an ancient alchemical laboratory, captivating the imagination of locals and visitors alike.



It all began when a seemingly ordinary day took an extraordinary turn. As a traveler walked through the bustling streets of Prague, a sudden collapse of a cobblestone pavement exposed a ...

Experience the Best of Prague's Festivals: From Food to Beer and Circus Acts

Prague is a city known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture. However, one of the things that truly makes it a unique destination is its diverse range of festivals.

From music to food and beer, there's always something happening in the city. In this article, we'll take a closer look at some of the most exciting festivals taking place in Prague,

including the Prague Food Festival, the Czech-Moravian Mini-Breweries Festival, Letní Letná, and more.



1) Microbrewery Festival at the ...

Dining with a view: the ultimate guide to Prague's top restaurants

1. Terasa U Prince

A Gourmet Experience in the Heart of Prague. If you're looking for a unique dining experience in the heart of Prague, look no further than U Prince restaurant. Located on the Old Town Square, this restaurant offers not only delicious food, but also a stunning view of one of the most iconic landmarks in Prague – the Astronomical Clock.



2. Terasa U Zlaté studně

Terasa U Zlaté studně is a rooftop restaurant located in the heart of Prague. It offers breathtaking views of the city and the P...

Take a break from the city: Prague's green oases in Stromovka, Riegerovy sady and more

Prague is home to several stunning parks and gardens, each with its own unique character and history. From the manicured Baroque terraces of Vrtbovské gardens to the expansive greenery of Stromovka, visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor spaces throughout the city.



1) Stromovka park

Royal deer - park better known as the Stromovka is a largest park in Prague. It is an oasis of peace and relaxation, an island of greenery in the midst of a noisy metropolis. Most notably, the central part has seen quite a tr...

Explore the enchanting free views of Prague from these top spots
Discover with us the wonderful views of Prague that will enchant you. All of them are free! 

1) South gardens of Prague castle

The South Gardens are almost 500 meters long, and during the summer tourist season, visitors can access them via the Bull Staircase from the Third Courtyard
or Opyš near the eastern gate. Paradise Garden, Garden on the Ramparts, and Hartig Garden are the three smaller gardens that make up the South Gardens.
From the South Gardens there is a magnificent view of the whole of Prague. 

2) Hradčany s...
Love is in the Air: May day traditions of kissing under blossoming trees
In the Czech Republic, the first of May is traditionally celebrate as the holiday of lovers and the whole of May as the month of love. 

Traditionally associated with this concept is the night before the first of May, including the construction and guarding of May Day, the pouring of paths of slaked lime mixed with water
between the lovers' houses, and the painting of hearts and inscriptions on their doors with lime. Couples in love also kiss under a blossoming tree on May Day. This is not an old custom, it could hav...
Discover the Magic of Prague's Astronomical Clock: The Famous Prague Orloj

The Prague astronomical clock or Prague Orloj  is a medieval astronomical clock attached to the Old town hall at the Old town square in Prague. 

The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest clock still in operation. 



The clock mechanism has three main components – the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; statues of various Catholic saints stand on either sid...

Exploring Czech easter traditions: From egg decorating to whipping monday

Easter means that spring has arrived. Many traditions are still observed and practiced, especially in villages, and different regions may have their own Easter traditions and customs. The week preceding Easter is called Holy Week. And Monday? Monday is all about folk traditions! And what are they?



The most famous symbol of Easter, not only in the Czech Republic, is the painted egg, which used to represent fertility and new life. Today, they are only used for decoration. Empty eggshells are decorated in a ...

Kranner staircase

As early as 1622, Charles of Liechtenstein was thinking about the staircase between Kampa and the Charles Bridge. Time, however, had other concerns. Only the flood in 1784 was the last impulse to build at least a wooden spiral staircase from Kampa to the Charles Bridge in 1785. 



Until then, people from the flooded Kampa had to climb ladders from their houses and boats to the bridge. In 1844, Josef Ondřej Kranner built the current neo-Gothic stone staircase. This staircase is still a popular backdrop for fi...

Column of Knowledge in Prague

The so-called Idiom, a column made of 8,000 books, has been present in the vestibule of the Central Library at Mariánské Square since 1998. The author of the Idiom, sometimes dubbed the “Column of Knowledge“, is the Slovak artist Matej Krén. It has been standing in the entrance hall for twenty five years and is rightly attracting a lot of attention. Lean into it – and you’ll know right away what infinity is.





Matej Kren often uses books to connect viewers with the feeling of infinity, exploring their st...

Prague: City of love

Prague is the 2nd most romantic city in Europe. Did you know that? Prague has a lots of breath-taking views, fairy tale cobblestone streets and pastel-coloured buildings, chapels, castles, candlelit dinners, and horse-drawn carriages is the ideal recipe for romance. As one walks the historic bridges and old parts of the city, one will hear buskers playing classic old music that catapults one back to the times of Mozart and Beethoven.



Prague is one of the continent's main tourist attractions. In fact, it is...

Four Prague mysteries: Faust's house, the Jewish town, a miraculous mummy and the Devil's column at Vyšehrad

 If you are planning a trip to Prague, do not miss these tips on four mysterious places, which are not usually on the first pages of the guides and are definitely worth a visit. You should not miss the famous Faust House, the old Jewish town, the miraculous mummy of Maria Electa on Hradčanské náměstí or the Devil's column in Vyšehrad.


 Faust Hause


The Faust House:


The Faust House stands at the Charles Square, in the area, where people used to bring sacrifices to the dark goddess Morana in the pagan times. The plac...

140 years since the first phone call was made in Prague

The first telephone call in Bohemia was made on April 10, 1881 between the Hartmann coal mine in Ledvice and a nearby train station in Duchcov, covering a distance of around two and a half kilometres.




A year after the first phone call took place, the first switchboard was established at Pragues Malé náměstí, in a house called u Rychtrů. In the beginning, 13 people were interested to own the phone. It was far from a cheap service. In addition to the call charge, other fees were paid - for the distance of ...

Prague Castle Garden on the Ramparts and Bull’s Staircase by architect Josip Plečnik

In 1920, Tomas Masaryk, the first president of the Republic of Czechoslovakia, asked Slovene architect Josip Plečnik to restore the Prague Castle as a new symbol of independence and democracy. From 1920 to 1934, Plečnik completed various projects around the Castle.




One of his work is also the Garden on the Ramparts from where you can enjoy a great view of the whole city of Prague. Its surface area covers 1.43 hectares. The garden is accessible from the Prague Castles third courtyard via Plečniks Sta...

The new season at Prague’s Náplavka waterfront

If you wonder what the name Naplavka means, it’s an area on the river bank which lies lower than the waterfront road itself. It most often serves as a dock for boats, but properly arrranged, it is the perfect place for romantic walks by the river. There are several embankments (Naplavka) in Prague and each of them attracts visitors to something different. There are nice restaurants and bars that offer many specialties. Some of them host a number of interesting events during the season.



At first glance, vis...