Compact archive November 13, 2006

New flights to Prague with Thomsonfly

British low-cost airline company Thomsonfly introduces new routes to Prague. Next to the regular flights from Doncaster to Prague, the air carrier takes passenger also from Bournemouth in southern England and Luton, one of five airports in London.

There are 5 flights from London-Luton, 4 flights from Bournemouth and 5 flights from Doncaster a week. The company decided to expand the range of flights because of big demand of British people for travel to Prague.

Thomsonfly is the only low-cost carrier in the Czech Republic that enables passengers to book the tickets online and already reserve a seat in the plane. Tickets can be reserved at


Winners of the Best athletes of the year

Roman Sebrle (decathlon) was awarded the Best Czech Athlete of the Year. This Olympic winner, European champion and world record breaker won already for the fifth time in a row. “I don’t take it as the fifth victory in a row. It’s been the first one this year,” said Sebrle.

The results were known during Saturday’s athletic gala night. Second prize was given to Barbora Spotakova (javelin) who had only 30 points less then Sebrle, third prize was given to Tomas Janku (high jump).

120 members of the jury consisting of jurnalists and trainers evaluated also the best trainer of the year – Rudolf Cerny (the trainer of Spotakova) and the “discovery” of the year – Barbora Spotakova.


International festival culminates in Prague

International music festival “Tony nad mesty” that takes place in many cities in the Czech Republic will culminate at the concert of prominent world musicians in Prague.

The last concert of the festival will be conducted by Juri Alperten from Estonie. Famous Italian clarinetis Fabio Furia will play together with Chamber philharmonic of Pardubice. Visitors can hear the compositions of W. A. Mozart or F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.

The concert starts at 19:30 on Wednesday 15th November in the Church of St. Simone and Juda (Kostel sv. Simona a Judy, Dusni 1 street). Tickets are available at the entrance before the concert or through Ticketstream for 350 CZK – 480 CZK.


Nicer Wenceslas Square?

Wenceslaw Square is one of the places in Prague that every tourist guidebook presents as a must. It is also a place where history has been written. But is also a place where barkers, prostitutes, homeless people and pickpockets can be met every night.

The new mayor in the centre of Prague, Petr Hejma, believes it will change soon. 109 more police officers should be seen in 250 streets of the city centre soon. Also homeless people will be registered so that the city will be aware of their identity.

A new edict imposed a ban on erotic advertisement more than a year ago but there are no visible results. The mayor Petr Hejma thinks that the night atmosphere at Wenceslas Square will change with the reconstruction of the whole boulevard that might start within 4 years.


Awarded Prague projects in "Best of Realty"

Prague buildings won in three out of four categories in annual competition “Nejlepsi z realit – Best of Realty” in the Czech Republic. Three Prague’s buildings were awarded the best projects of the Czech real estate market in the last year.

The professional jury decided that the best residence project is Mazanka in Prague thanks to its high and top-selling quality and aesthetic value. Second category was the best administration centre. Luxembourg Plaza in Flora, Prague 3, won a victory for its good combination of administrative and hotel functions. The best shopping centre is Centrum Chodov in Prague for the wide range of shops. The best hotel is Hotel Chateau Mcely near Nymburk for the good restoration of an old castle into a hotel.

The jury gave a special prize to manor Ladronka in Prague. This former farm from 17th century together with an adjacent park make a nice place for relaxation, sport and social life.