A Simple Guide to Burčák

Whether you have recently moved to Prague or are just visting, at this time of year you are likely to see signs for burčák everywhere you go. But what, exactly, is burčák? And should you try it, or is it one of those local Czech things that is best avoided? As pretty much every article

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A Guide to Prague Brew Pubs

According to a recent report, there are now 499 breweries in the Czech Republic, of which 47 are in Prague. Of course finding beer from the big breweries such as Pilsner, Gambrinus, and Staropramen is easy, but what about the little breweries? Today we’re going to have a short introduction to five of the local

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Prague Spring Anniversary – 51 Years and Counting

At around midnight on 20th August 1968 approximately half a million soldiers from East Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Poland rolled across the border into the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic at the behest of the USSR in order to quell the radical reform policies of Czechoslovak Communist Party leader Alexander Dubček, and it began one of the

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Prague on a Budget – Somewhere to eat

Here at Extravaganza Free Tour we understand that not everyone is super rich – it’s why we started the free tours in the first place. While there are an uncountable number of attractions in Prague, there are plenty of things that can be a bit pricey, and so today we’re going to give some tips

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A Brief Guide to Gay Prague

With the 9th Annual Prague Pride Parade taking place this weekend, it seems a good time to offer a brief guide to the gay and lesbian scene in Prague. While I have to confess limited knowledge of the scene myself, I’ve taken the time to do some research into this so you don’t have to.

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The Horses of Prague

Walking around Prague it’s impossible to miss the myriad statues as they can be found in pretty much any open space and on most of the older buildings. While it would take far too long, probably years, to write about all of them, this post is dedicated to a particular subset of statues that can

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Beer Gardens of Prague – Updated

The summer months in Prague mean it’s time for one thing – beer gardens, so today we’re going to do an updated post about some of the best beer gardens in Prague. From the biggest to the smallest, there should be something for every taste here. 1 – Žluté lázně – By far the biggest

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Czech History and Fateful Eights

The history of the Czech lands is long and complex. Our tour guides painstakingly try to cram most of the crucial topics in our two-hour tours. However, the challenge is monumental. We were always in the middle of things due to our unique location where the influence of many kingdoms and later empires met and

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