Jan 14, 2020
Prague Zoo starts a collection to help Australian fauna
On Monday, the 6th of January, Prague Zoo announced that they have started a collection to help the Australian fauna threatened by fires. Over one million CZK has already been collected. 160,000 CZK of this, which comes from the “Three Crowns of Entry Fee” project, has already headed to the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund managed by Zoos Victoria, after being approved by Prague City Council on the 10th of January.
Dec 19, 2019
Traditional gas lamps on Charles Bridge for Advent
The advent period in Prague is celebrated in many ways. One of the people who makes Christmas in the Czech capital special is a lamplighter, who lights the gas lamps on the Charles Bridge.
Dec 18, 2019
A new vineyard on the slopes of Vítkov in Prague
There is much more to Prague than well-known tourist attractions like Hradčany and Wenceslas Square. For example, the Czech capital currently has a total number of fourteen vineyards within its borders. The most famous are St. Clare’s Vineyard and Salabka Vineyard in Troja, Máchalka Vineyard in Vysočany, and Grébovka in Prague 2. The new vineyard in the park in Vítkov is a recent addition.
Dec 17, 2019
Forgotten technical monument brought back to life
One of Prague’s technical monuments, a part of an old cable car track in Letenské Sady, which was almost forgotten, has been restored by the city of Prague.
Dec 9, 2019
Newly updated mobile application PID Lítačka makes travelling easier
Passengers in Prague and in the Central Bohemian Region can now travel using just their mobile phone within Prague Integrated Transport, thanks to the new update of PID Lítačka mobile application, which was released on trial operation since Monday, the 2nd of December 2019. This application now allows passengers to convert their purchased long-term coupons and download them to the mobile application.
Nov 30, 2019
Procedures for homeless people this winter
Actions to help homeless people survive the freezing weather are starting to take place in Prague this winter. Unlike in previous years, the city is allowing people with dogs to stay warm at night, whereas they were previously refused in dormitories. There are also more facilities available for those with health issues. The municipal police are taking part in the winter measures along with the social services.
Nov 23, 2019
Lower part of Wenceslas Square to be revitalised
In the spring of 2020, revitalization works on the lower part of Wenceslas Square will commence. Residents of Prague as well as visitors to the Czech capital can look forward to a brand new modern public space. A venue for cultural events, new boulevards and walkways are just part of the planned work on the square. Another part of the revitalization is the preparation fora possible tram line in the future. Work at the bottom of Wenceslas Square should be completedby the end of 2021.
Oct 31, 2019
Changes to Prague public transport in autumn and winter
Prague’s integrated public transport system will soon undergo several changes. The development of the D metro line and new tram lines, large-capacity, convenient and comfortable transport, remains a priority. As regards bus lines, the city of Prague is preparing to adjust timetables in response to occupancy issues, especially in the quiet months of January and February, in order to make bus transport more effective.
Oct 20, 2019
Bio-waste of plant origin
Prague plans to expand the collection of plant-based bio-waste. Citizens who recycle bio-waste will save money. Bio-waste of plant origin currently accounts for up to 40% of mixed municipal waste in the Czech metropolis.
Oct 10, 2019
Final farewell to Karel Gott
Up to 300,000 people are expected to come to Žofín Palace in Prague to pay their final respects to Karel Gott this Friday. Masarykovo Embankment, which is close to the venue, will be pedestrianised. The Office of the Government of the Czech Republic will work with the police, the army and Prague City Hall for the smooth organisation of the event.