Compact archive October 17, 2006

Pilsner Urquell will be more expensive

The biggest brewery in the Czech Republic Plzensky Prazdroj, a.s., the producer of Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus, Kozel or Radegast, increases the price of beer. The rise of price is expected this November.

Half a liter (a glass of beer in CR) of Pilsner Urquell will be 1,60 CZK more expensive, a glass of Gambrinus or Radegast pale lager will cost 1 CZK more and Gambrinus and Radegast pale tap beer 0,60 CZK more. The reason for the rise in price is the higher costs of barley, gas and electricity. For a glass of beer in general you can pay then over 20 Czech crowns.

Due to the fact that Prazdroj is the biggest on the market, it is probable that other Czech beer will become more expensive.


Reduced risk of terrorist attacks in Prague

Due to terrorist threats in Prague high security measures enlarged the number of policeman in the city and intensified the protection of historical buildings or important places in Prague. It happened on 23 September this year after warning that the terrorist might attack significant places in Prague, especially the Jewish ones.

After almost a month the Security Council announced today that the threats of terrorist attacks in Prague are not so big any more. “It does not seem that there are immediate terrorist threats in Prague now,” said the prime minister Mirek Topolanek. The police is reducing the number of police man in the city and the safety measures are not so severe any more.

Necessary security precautions will continue but their intensity will be based on the up-to-date evaluation of the security situation in Prague.


Luxurious hotel from a monastery

Forlorn monastery of st. Thomas (sv. Tomas) in Letenska street in Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana) will change into a luxurious hotel with a great view of Prague Castle and Hradcany. 101 luxurious room with the atmosphere of the old monastery dating back to 1285 will attract tourist at the end of 2007.

The reconstruction is according the author of the project Martin Kotik one of the most extensive and difficult one concerning historical buildings in Prague. Rocco Forte, the owner of the hotel network, says that the building costs are comparable with the costs of three five-star hotels.

The hotel called St. Thomas should not lose its historical character. The part of the hotel will contain original monastery gardens, wooden ceilings, a wine-cellar or stone vaults.


Singer Pink in Prague's Sazka Arena

Young American singer and songwriter Pink will visit Prague for the second time during her world tour “I’m Not Dead Tour” named after her latest album. Pink will perform in Prague’s Sazka Arena on 13 December at 20:00.

Alecia Moore known by her stage name Pink was born in Pennsylvania in 1979. During her music carrier she has released 4 albums and become a very successful solo singer. She became unforgettable by her songs Get The Party Started, Family Portrait or Stupid Girls. Her image of a tough girl and her dance-rock music helped her excel in strong competition.

Tickets for this concert are available from today through the terminals of SAZKA, a.s. or from tomorrow on the internet. The tickets are priced between 690 CZK and 1190 CZK.


Benefit concert 4 years after the floods 2002

A second benefit concert for Prague ZOO in Troja and Prague music club Roxy is given tonight to help these two properties both badly damaged by the catastrophic floods in 2002.

First benefit concert took place in Palace Acropolis four years ago. Tonight’s concert is called “4 years above the water” and is held in Roxy club (Dlouha 33 street, Metro line B – station Namesti Republiky) at 19:00.

The concert offers a music performance of two Czech bands Zluty pes and 69, an exhibition of picture of 4 years in Prague ZOO and Roxy club and a short projection of flood documentary. The benefit concert is held under the auspices of the City of Prague.


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