Compact archive March 27, 2007

Easter 2007 in Prague

Next to the Easter markets in Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square you can visit many places in Prague where Easter is celebrated. One of the places could be Prague Zoo in Prague-Troja and its Easter markets with Easter whips, painted eggs and competitions.

Supreme Bulgrave’s House at Prague Castle will hold an Easter exhibit with old Czech craft demonstrations from 4th to 9th April. From 1st to 9th April you can see Easter traditions connected with flowers in Prague Botanical Garden.

Another option is Church of Sts Simon and Jude that offers an Easter concert Quartetto Cortentante on 5th April. Bohuslav Martinu’s composition is held in the Estates Theatre on 6th April. On 12th April you can attend Easter concert Solideo in the Bulgrave’s House chamber hall in Vysehrad.

If you want to go to mass, you can visit St Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle. Masses are there especially on Sundays 1st and 8th April and Monday 9th April (mostly at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.).

Read more about Czech traditions at Easter.


Spring cleaning of Prague's streets

All those who will go to Prague by car, should be aware of spring cleaning of Prague streets. All cars parking in the street that is just going to be cleaned, will be removed.

The streets in the centre of Prague will be cleaned at the weekends from 14th April till 13th May. For other Prague districts, click here (only in Czech – you can fill in either the date or the Prague district/street). The streets will be also clearly designated one week in advance.

Cars left on the designated streets would be removed to special parking places. The drivers have to pay then 1,300 CZK for removal of his car plus parking charges (150 CZK for the first day and 200 CZK for each following day).

Changes in transport conditions in Prague

Prague transfer ticket The Prague Public Transport Company changes the Contractual Transport Conditions concerning the Prague public transport from the 1st April 2007. What does it mean for travellers?

Passengers can transfer more bicycles in the vehicles (2 bikes in the back of the carriage). Skis more then 150 cm long can be transported only in a cover. All monitored areas (e.g. in metro) have to be clearly indicated. Some seats in buses may be limited by age or height of passengers. In case the traveller has a forged ticket, he/she will pay 950 CZK extra charge.

Up-to-date Contractual Transport Conditions will be available in carriages, in metro stations, funicular railway to Petrin, in bus and trams stops, or on websites of Prague Public Transport Company.

Information about public transport in Prague can be also obtained via mobile phone on


Czech national football team fined for stormy celebrations

Czech national team got a fine after stormy celebrations of defender Tomas Ujfalusis’s birthday in Prague hotel. They celebrated just on the night of their lost match against Germany in European Championship qualifier.

The footballers were fined 1 million CZK for their night party with alcohol. The player also face charges over having ordered a paid women’s company. The players admitted they had not behaved properly but denied any woman’s company.

The team’s coach Brueckner feels responsibility for the team and is considering his resignation. Now the team is preparing for Saturday’s match against Cyprus.

Historical trams in Prague again from this Saturday

After winter, tourists and Prague inhabitants can look forward to historical trams going through the city again. It will transport passengers at weekends and Czech national holidays until mid November.

The first departure of the historical tram no. 91 will be at noon, the last one at 17:35. The first ride is scheduled for this Saturday. Tickets will be sold by the driver, regular tickets for public transport are not valid there. The tram can be also hired for groups or on special occasions (tel. 296 124 902).

The trams go from stops Vozovna Stresovice to Prazsky hrad (close to Prague Castle), Malostranska, Malostranske namesti (near Charles Bridge and Kampa), Narodni trida, Vaclavske namesti (Wenceslas Square), Masarykovo nadrazi, Strossmayerovo namesti and Vystaviste (Prague Exhibition Ground in Prague-Holesovice). The route of the tram can be diverted due to road restrictions.