20. 8. 2009
Fewer Tourists, Prague Has the Slightest Decrease
The unfavourable economic situation is affecting tourism, according to official statistics from the Czech Tourism agency, the number of tourists coming to the Czech Republic within the first half of 2009 has fallen by 12.2% compared to 2008.
10. 8. 2009
Prague Castle Is the Most Visited Monument
Six out of the top ten most visited destinations in the Czech Republic are situated in Prague. The city holds the first to the fourth place, then the sixth and the ninth.
10. 8. 2009
Jesus Christ Found Behind Chairs
Prague Castle has announced a major discovery. In the Church of All Saints, located in the Old Royal Palace, workers have found a 600 hundred year old wood-carving depicting Jesus Christ.
31. 7. 2009
Archaeological Discovery in Terronská
Terronská Street in Bubeneč has been undergoing renovation. As is usual in similar projects, it is not only builders but also archaeologists who are digging in the area. They have already celebrated success in the form of a unique discovery.
30. 7. 2009
Prague Information for Visitors
The City of Prague cares for foreign visitors. From time to time, it publishes information on various topics. This time, in the middle of the summer tourist season, the City comes with a prospectus on crime prevention and safety in the streets of the city, written in four languages.
22. 7. 2009
Prague Is a Thriving Congress Venue
Congress tourism, in which Prague was a poor participant after 1989, has now become a discipline which has taken Prague to the position of world leader.
26. 6. 2009
International Conference on the Holocaust
Representatives from more than fifty countries will attend the Holocaust Conference, which will be held in Prague and the nearby town Terezín. The Conference will deal with the topics of property restitution, the importance of education, and social programmes for the survivors of the Holocaust.
19. 6. 2009
New Flights to New York
Delta Airlines are launching a new service between Prague and New York. So far, this route has only been served by Czech Airlines.
16. 6. 2009
Charles Bridge: Storm vs. St. Barbara
Irony of fate. On the same day when restorers brought back the statue of the Astronomer to the Old Town Astrological Clock, a gust of wind broke a centennial tree at Novotného Lávka and its branch damaged the sculpture of St. Barbara.
12. 6. 2009
Hotrec: Prague Hotels Badly Hit by Recession
Prague hotels are some of the most badly-affected hotels in Europe on account of the current economic crisis. While in other European capital cities, hotel occupancy has dropped on average by three percent, the number goes as far down as ten percent for hotels in Prague, Dublin and Rome.