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News & Such

Jun 2019

The setting sun on the summer Equinox over St. Vitus Cathedral.

July is a month of vacation time for the locals.  School is out for most of the country.  This means fewer people in Prague and less traffic. 

July 5 is the St. Cyril and Methodius day, a national holiday in the Czech Republic. 

Saints Cyril and Methodius (826–869, 815–885; were two brothers who were Byzantine Christian theologians and Christian missionaries. Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs, for which they received the title "Apostles to the Slavs". They are credited with devising the Glagolitic alphabet, the first alphabet used to transcribe Old Church Slavonic.  After their deaths, their pupils continued their missionary work among other Slavs. Both brothers are venerated in the Orthodox Church as saints with the title of "equal-to-apostles". In 1880, Pope Leo XIII introduced their feast into the calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1980, Pope John Paul II declared them co-patron saints of Europe, together with Benedict of Nursia.

July 6 is Jan Hus Day. 

Jan Hus was the predecessor of Martin Luther, the man who started th reformation in Europe.  He was burned at the stake in Konstanz on July 6, 1415.  It is national holiday in the Czech Republic today.  For more on Jan Hus, please go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Hus.

Most stores will still be open, however.  Banks and possibly larger shopping malls will be closed.

So, needless to say, Prague will be left to tourists.  The long weekend will be used by the locals to get away from the city.

The regular Farmers Market at Kulatak is open every Saturday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Local farmers bring their vegetables, flowers, honey, baked goods, homemade pasta and so much more, it is a culinary delight.  Lots of stalls offering street food as well, along with our wonderful beer.  Just take the green metro line A to Dejvicka and once you get off, you can't miss it.  A large sign says "Farmarske Trhy".  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Some of our clients take European boat cruises.  Although Prague is on a river, the Vltava, this river is not navigable for most ships.  Visitors to Prague are often cruising on the Danube, Main or Rhein Rivers , coming to Prague before or after their cruise.  Then they need a transfer to or from city, where their ship comes in or leaves from.  They often do not want to take advantage of the bus transfers offered by the cruise line but prefer a personal approach. 

We are happy to take you to your ship or pick you up there.  Please see the distances below as well as further details and prices

Also, should you want to visit another city in Europe from Prague, this is a helpful guide, letting you know how far the closest major European cities are from Prague.

Some distance from Prague to other European cities.

Prague to/from ……………….
listed in clockwise manner - click on this link for a map

Berlin – 358 km/222 miles – driving time 4 hours - Dresden – 157 km/ 98 miles – driving time 2 hours - Krakow– 539 km/335 miles – driving time 6 hours
Warsaw – 673 km/418 miles – driving time 8.5 hours - Bratislava – 329 km/205 miles – driving time 3.5 hours - Budapest – 529 km/ 329 miles - driving time 5.5 hours
Vienna – 331 km/ 206 miles - driving time 4 hours - Salzburg – 378 km/ 235 miles – driving time 5 hours - Nuremberg – 298 km/ 185 miles – driving time 3 hours
Passau – 218 km/ 136 miles – driving time 3.5 hours - Munich – 383 km/ miles – driving time 4 hours - Paris – 1,033 km/ 642 miles – driving time 10 hours

The driving time is the fastest way, not taking into account any traffic delays, etc.  Some cities are connected via a fast, 4 lane highway (Autobahn, expressway, etc.), some are not.  This explains the time being longer despite the distance being shorter than other cities.