Aug 18, 2020
Prague Zoo is the only zoo that breeds rare Texas tortoise in Europe
The vulnerable Texas tortoise is a species of tortoise in the Testudinidae family, and one of six species of tortoises in the Gopherus genus, commonly referred to as gopher tortoises. They are native to North America, in southern US and northern Mexico. Prague Zoo, which is the only zoo in Europe that successfully breeds this species, celebrated the birth of a new hatchling in the second half of July.
Texas tortoises inhabit deep burrows, which they dig with their strong claws and flattened front legs. However, they prefer to use pre-dug mammal burrows. Prague Zoo has kept a group of these interesting tortoises in the Sonora exhibit in the Pavilion of Beasts and Reptiles since 2007. The first hatchlings were born in 2010.
Aug 18, 2020
Prague celebrates the return of culture
“In April, together with GoOut, we sold tickets to non-existent shows in order to help to keep our culture alive. And because the time when almost NOTHING cultural happened is, hopefully, behind us, now Prague can experience SOMETHING in the last weekend of September. As an expression of gratitude to supporters and fans, cultural organisations all over Prague are preparing special events and programmes. It will be a celebration of the return and revival of culture and I look forward to seeing theatres and clubs full of fans soon,” Hana Třeštíková, Prague Councillor for Culture and Tourism, said.
Aug 15, 2020
Lavender field in Prague Botanical Garden – a ‘Czech Provence’
There are not many people who would resist the beauty of lavender. Prague Botanical Garden grows a great number of this medicinal plant species in its outdoor exhibition, including whole lavender field which makes you feel like you are in the beautiful region of Provence.
Lavender grows primarily is the western Mediterranean, and the lavender fields in the southeast of France are a great tourist attraction.
Jul 30, 2020
Develop your creativity in the Troja Château art workshop
Prague City Gallery’s Eco-Studio in the Troja Château Orangery is offering summer art workshops to the public that will run during July and August.
The eco-studio is an ideal place for art-lovers and creative people to develop their skills and reflect on fine art in the beautiful surroundings of one of Prague’s most sought-after tourist attractions. The full-day art workshops, which take place throughout the summer holidays, offer meaningful leisure activities in the form of creative work.
Jul 17, 2020
Discover Stone Treasures from Prague Gardens in Troja Château
Prague City Gallery comes back to life with exhibitions, various programmes and other events. Yet another interesting exhibition will take place in one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings, Troja Château. The ‘Stone Treasures from Prague Gardens’ exhibition will be open to visitors until the 1st of November.
Jul 17, 2020
Open-air German language film festival
The sixth annual film festival Das Sommerkino screens films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland during the summer holiday season. The screenings take place every Tuesday and Thursday in July, and every Monday and Wednesday in August.
Das Sommerkino offers the best recent German language films with free admission. The films on the festival’s programme were mostly successful at previous years of Das Filmfest, and won a number of prestigious international awards. The films which deal with current topics, insights into the recent past, as well as historical films will please cinema goers in Prague. Those who appreciate fine arts and architecture will also enjoy this year’s programme. A total of 18 films will be screened, which will be a kind of preparation for the traditional autumn film festival Das Filmfest.
Jul 17, 2020
‘Náplavky’, meaning riverbanks, have become popular venues for various events and markets in Prague. Now, travelling between Smíchovská náplavka by Hořejší Embankment and Náplavka by Rašínovo Embankment will be quicker and easier thanks to a new regular ferry connecting them.
Jul 15, 2020
Summer concerts in Riegrovy sady
Popular music concerts will take place in Riegrovy sady until mid-August. Instead of selling out stadiums, popular bands will bring a magical atmosphere to one of Prague’s popular beer-gardens, making your summer nights in Prague unforgettable with a series of open-air concerts.
Jul 12, 2020
Exhibition of Jan Saudek’s photographs in Malostranská beseda
Malostranská beseda has prepared a unique exhibition of photographs to celebrate the world-renowned photographer Jan Saudek’s 85th birthday. Due to great popularity, the exhibition has been extended until the end of July.
The exhibition includes 85 images from the artist’s career, some of which have never been exhibited or published before. Saudek’s correspondence and notes are also displayed.
Jul 11, 2020
Prague Planetarium offers new adventure for explorers of all ages
When making your plans for the summer, be sure to include Prague Planetarium on your schedule. You will be able to enjoy new shows and see the stars, as well as virtually visit the surface of Venus, among other places.
Prague Planetarium is one of the largest planetariums in the world, and the only one of its kind in the Czech Republic. The main hall, Cosmorama, is 23.5 metres wide and its dome reaches a height of 15 metres, and it seats 210 spectators.