The legend of Prague’s one-eyed general

The legend of Prague’s one-eyed general

“The one whom no mortal hand could destroy was extinguished by the finger of God”. – Unknown, upon the death of Jan Zizka by the plague. Sitting on a hill overlooking Prague is one of the largest equestrian statues in the world. Jan Zizka (1370-1424), the one-eyed general. In my...

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Prague’s hopping craft beer scene is more than just pilsners

Prague’s hopping craft beer scene is more than just pilsners

In Prague, the pilsner flows in beer gardens, bars, and restaurants where this brewing style was born. But the brewing scene is experiencing a revolution in the past decade, with tastes expanding to welcome new styles. Yes, craft brewing is hot even in the Czech Republic, regarded by many as...

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Meet: Misa, our local expert in Prague

Meet: Misa, our local expert in Prague

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On how she came to live in Prague… I come from Frydek-Mistek, a medium-sized town in the...

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These photos show how beautiful Prague is from above

These photos show how beautiful Prague is from above

Prague is beautiful any time, all the time. But sometimes it takes a new perspective to remind us just how pretty a place can be. These photos capture the timeless beauty, the lively social scene, and the delicious beer culture that make Prague so wonderful.

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Meet: Lukas, our local expert in Prague

Meet: Lukas, our local expert in Prague

Meet Lukas, our local guide in Prague, who has plenty of tips for where to go, what to eat and drink, and how to make the most of your time in the city. Read on for his top tips plus a bit of history about who he is and how...

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The complete guide to: Prague travel

The complete guide to: Prague travel

There are a lot of things that draw people to Prague. Maybe it’s the fascinating mixed bag of Instagram-worthy architecture (from gothic to art nouveau to baroque), or maybe it’s the abundance of picture-perfect cafés, or the many gardens and parks that seem to beckon aimless travellers looking for a...

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Prague neighbourhood guide: Venturing through Vinohrady

Prague neighbourhood guide: Venturing through Vinohrady

With a name that literally translates to the word “vineyards” in English, it’s no surprise that Vinohrady was once a wine hot spot before it became incorporated into the metropolis of Prague. In fact, since the 14th century the area was primarily occupied by vineyards, and the wine-producing fruit was...

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Karlín is Prague’s secret neighbourhood that you should discover

Karlín is Prague’s secret neighbourhood that you should discover

Karlín is a district within such close proximity to Prague’s New Town and Old Town, yet it’s often unexplored, completely unknown to tourists and travellers. This lack of attention is undeserved; beautiful in its own regard, Karlín hosts a myriad of events, great places to get food, interesting things to...

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How to make Czech pancakes (lívance)

How to make Czech pancakes (lívance)

Lívance, oh lívance; such tasty little Czech treats you are. For those unlucky people who are not in the know, lívance are leavened Czech pancakes. Don’t be afraid, they’re just as simple to make as American pancakes, except I’ve found them to be consistently better in both taste and texture....

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How to make svařák (Czech mulled wine)

How to make svařák (Czech mulled wine)

Svařené víno, or ‘mulled wine’ in English, is the quintessential wintertime warmer. The smell of simmering spices will lure your nose to the kettle just like some cartoon character to pie on a windowsill — and instantly drawing you into the beautiful Christmas markets of Prague. After you decide you...

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