Compact archive October 16, 2006

Prague in the eyes of an American

If you plan to visit Prague, we would like to point out a very nice article by American traveller Chris Amisano to you. He talks not only about top Prague sights but also about Prague’s concerts, museums, transportation, shopping, Prague people or a trip to Kutna Hora. His attractive way of talking makes his rather long article worth reading.

Another necessity in visiting Prague is Petrin Hill, the highest location in the city. The Hill is surrounded by park and is reached either by walking up or taking the funicular train. Any Prague transportation ticket will work on the funicular, so if you buy a tram ticket you should be able to use it once you get to Petrin Hill. The Tower on Petrin Hill is a replica of the Eiffel Tower and affords spectacular views of Prague. If you climbed the steps of St. Vitus Cathedral the day before, as my group and I did, be prepared to feel the burn as you go up and down the tower. Once at the top, take more time to just stop, breathe it all in, and take postcard perfect photos… [the whole article]

Old brewery returns to Celetna street after 600 years

Good news for all beer lovers. Soon they can try traditional Czech beer in the newly reconstructed house U Zlateho andela in Celetna street in the centre of Prague . The beer will be produced in the underground of the house as it used to be six hundred years ago.

The brewery will start to make the beer in spring next year. The producers will try to make original beer and yet in the tradition of Czech brewing industry.

The curiosity of this brewery will be the self-service beer taps. After paying a certain amount of money the guests can sit behind the table with a beer tap and serve themselves at their pleasure.


Autoshow Praha 2006

Autoshow Praha is a prestigious international motorist exhibition and the biggest motorist fair in Prague. It displays more than 50 brands of private cars and utilitarian vehicles together with car designs and car accessories.

The exhibition which will be held on the area of six exhibit pavilions will introduce products of more then a hundred of exhibitors. For some cars (such as Skoda Joyster or KIA CEE´D) it will be their premiere on the Czech exhibition ground.

The exhibition takes place in Vystaviste Praha-Holesovice (Prague Exhibition Ground, from metro station Nadrazi Holesovice trams no. 5, 12, 14, 17) from 19th October till 22th October, Th – Sa 9:30 – 18:00, Su 9:30 – 17:00. Entrance fee is 120,- CZK.


Goalkeeper Cech in hospital with a fractured skull

One of the best goalkeepers in the world Petr Cech has sustained a bad injury during the duel against Reading in Premier League. The striker Hunt hit him with his knee just a few seconds after the game opening.

Cech has been brought to the hospital in Oxford with fractured skull and he is now recovering after the operation. Cech will not probably be able to play until the end of this year.

Petr Cech is together with another Czech footballer Tomas Rosicky nominated by the international federation FIFA for The World Player of the Year.

Formula 1 in Prague?

Prague might not be attractive for tourist only for its sights and cultural programme but also for one of the popular exhibition of strong engines – formula 1. City Prague considers building a new circuits for popular F1 races in Prague’s borough 10 within a few years.

The circuit should not change the historical core of the city but on the other hand it should not be far from the city centre. The layout of the circuit and the surrounding would be designed by the famous architect Heemmann Tilke who is the author of the circuits in Sepang, Shanghai, Bahrain or Istanbul.

The project would be funded by private sponsors. One of the difficult part on the way to F1 races will be to get a licence for F1 and a permission from people living in the neighbourhood.