6 JULY: Jan Hus Day

In the middle of Old Town Square stands a large and imposing statue of one of Bohemia’s most important religious reformers and martyrs, Jan Hus (c.1370-1415). If you’ve been on a Prague Extravaganza Free Tour, then you might already know something about this significant historical figure and the 15-year-long cycle of Hussite Wars that was

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The Jan Hus memorial on Old Town Square, created by Czech sculptor Ladislav Šaloun in 1915, and dedicated on the 500th anniversary of the death of Hus.

HOW TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN PRAGUE

So you just got off the plane or arrived at the train station, you’re dragging your luggage around and wondering where in the name of St. Wencelas your hostel or hotel could possibly be. You’ve got a map. That’s a good start. But the city is strange and you’ve never been here before. Of course,

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30 SUMMER EVENTS in Prague 2017

The same situation occurs every year in Prague right around this time – suddenly the entire city is exploding with summer activity. It seems like out of the blue there are 100 bazillion things happening everywhere all at once. There are way more things going on than you could ever possibly hope to attend: festivals,

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COOLING OFF IN PRAGUE

So it’s finally full-on summer. That’s great. The fun, the sun, the heat reflecting off the cobblestone streets, the sweat on your brow, the stinky tram rides – Prague’s got it all for everyone to enjoy. And when you’ve enjoyed it all enough, you’ll probably want to do something to cool off for a bit. There’s

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CANOEING IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Canoeing, rafting, and kayaking are some of this country’s most popular summer pass-times. Given the vast and beautiful network of rivers and streams that thread their way through the Bohemian landscape, it’s easy to see why. The waterways here are numerous and varied enough to provide whatever level of challenge the sports enthusiast is seeking,

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THE PRAGUE BOTANICAL GARDEN at Troja

The weather has turned fantastic in the last couple of weeks, it’s almost summer, and this is no time to stay indoors. The last month before the June solstice is my favorite season in Prague. The trees and bushes are all in bloom, and the green is getting on towards its full summer glory. The

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17 SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS 2017 in the Czech Republic

In the summer the live music scene in the Czech Republic migrates to the outdoors. The following list covers a number of great gigs happening around the country from May to August. Most of the out-of-Prague festivals offer free camping and they’re not too difficult to get to by train. Click on the links below

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