Compact archive October 11, 2006

Prehistoric era in the National Museum

The National Museum opens a new exhibition called The Hunters of Mammoths. The new exposition presents not only a family of mammoths but also shows the life of people in prehistoric times.

This exhibition offers next to the real archaeological discoveries (the most valuable item of the exhibition is The Venus of Dolni Vestonice) also mammoth’s roars, the crackling of fire, the stamp of hoofs or the distinct smell of animal skin. The authors of this exhibition tried to illustrate the era by all senses.

It took almost two years to prepare the exposition. The authors went even to Africa to film prehistoric countryside without any trace of civilization. Now they hope that more than half a million of visitors would see their display.

The exposition is open every day (except every first Tuesday of the month) from 9:00 till 17:00 until the end of April 2007. For technical reasons the museum is open today only till 15:00, on 25th October till 13:00, on 26th October till 15:00 and on 28th October only in the afternoon from 14:00 to 17:00. Updated: the exhibition is prolonged until 2nd September 2007.

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Ski legend Tomba in Prague

Famous Italian skier Alberto Tomba is coming to Prague today. Tomba, who won three times at Olympic games and twice the World Championship is going to stay in Corinthia Panorama hotel.

39 years old Tomba is invited to the Czech TV channel Ceska televize tomorrow morning. After that he’s going to see the capital city from Vysehrad. At 17:00 he is going to give autographs at Wenceslas Square and compete with people on the skying simulator. The evening is reserved for the Lord Mayer Pavel Bem and Petrin.

Tomba also plans to go to Liberec during his visit of the Czech Republic. Liberec will host the World Championship in classical skiing in 2009.

The city centre without cars

The pedestrian precinct in the centre of Prague will be strictly closed to cars. The only exceptions will be cars with a special licence and cars for disabled persons.

The town hall wants to close the area till the end of this year, in case of bad weather in spring the next year. The columns preventing cars from going into the precinct will be in the lower part of Vaclavske namesti, in streets 28. rijna, Na Prikopech and at the intersection of roads Rytirska, Havirska and Ovocny trh.

The city Prague already started to deal with a firm that will take the necessary measures. The cost of this project will reach 5 millions crowns. The city centre will be then mainly for pedestrians as it is meant.

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'Safari' in Prague Castle

Prague Castle offers this weekend (14th and 15th October 10:00-17:00) a special action for children and their parents called ‘Catch a lion!’ (Chyt si lva!). This action is a part of the permanent exhibition The story of Prague Castle organized by Prague Castle Administration.

Children have a chance to walk along the gardens, walls and courtyards of the Castle and find lions in many unpredictable places. They can also see how the lion’s image changed in the hands of artists during the centuries.

Children will also have to fulfill some tasks. Detailed information about the event will be given at the start on the northern courtyard of the Old King Palace, which is also the entrance to the permanent exhibition. This children’s weekend is for children and their parents for free.

This action is accompanied by stands with medieval crafts where children can try to make medieval shirts or model and draw their own lions. Every full hour from 11:00 till 16:00 the swordsmen from the group Kadeti will show their skills in combats.

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Prague concert of Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams comes to the Czech Republic for the second time with his best hits of his 25 years long musical career. Fans of this popular Canadian singer, guitarist and songwriter can enjoy his music in Prague’s Sazka Arena on 19th November at 20:00.

Bryan Adams is successful not only in playing his own songs but also in writing songs for other musicians. His best known albums are probably Reckless, Waking Up The Neighbours and 18’ Till I Die. Bryan Adams was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 1998 and also nominated for three Academy Awards for songwriting.

Tickets for his concert are available through Sazka Ticket, they cost 1 290 CZK, 1 090 CZK a 890 CZK for sitting, 990 CZK for standing near the stage and 790 CZK for standing.

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