Compact archive April 27, 2007

Travel in time at Tocnik Castle this weekend

Tocnik Castle near Beroun Visitors of old castle Tocnik near Beroun can experience the life people lived thousands years ago. Tocnik Castle which stands really close to another castle Zebrak, will “travel in time”.

Bronze casting, fires, period costumes, historical ceramics and cuisine and many attractions for children will brighten up the castle area this weekend. Visitors can try to make old tools and cast bronze themselves.

The castle is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 in April, from 10:00 to 17:00 in May and June and from 9:00 to 18:00 in July and August. The full entrance fee is 50 CZK.

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Bodies exhibition soon in Prague

According to MS DNES, Prague will host a travelling exhibition of preserved human bodies and its parts and organs. The exhibition is called Bodies… The Exhibition.

Visitors can learn about human body in several sections devoted to different organs or systems in the human body. They can see the different lawyers of the body (muscular, nervous, etc.) and the body in motion.

The exhibition will be in Prague between 5th May and 10th October 2007. It will take place in the Large Hall of Lucerna Palace. We’ll inform you as soon as we have more information.

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New extreme experience in Prague

Prague now offers another adrenalin sport. All those who want to experience something extreme, may visit the sport ground in Prague-Prosek. The new attraction will be open from tomorrow.

The attraction offers a 180-meter-long speedy ride on a cable line with a steep incline in the height of 6 meters above the ground. The ride is accessible for people older then 15 years and at least 150 cm tall only.

The ride on the cable line costs 150 CZK and includes also a ride on the nearby bob-sleigh track (more info here) and rope climbing . The sport ground is open Mo – Fr 12:00 – 20:00 and Sa – Su + holidays 10:00 – 22:00.

You can get there by buses no. 187 and 233 from metro station Palmovka (yellow line B) and get off at Kelerka stop (it is a request stop!).

Marathon Weekend in Prague starts in two weeks

Runners of Hervis Half Marathon 2007 in front of the Dancing House Drummers and dancers will join the Prague International Marathon in Old Town Square that starts in two weeks. The ‘Weekend Marathon’ (12th and 13th May 2007) offers many activities both for runners and the onlookers.

Besides the Volkswagen Prague Marathon (42.195 km) on Sunday 13th May (start in Old Town Square at 9:00), there are other disciplines, such as Caddy City Run 8 km, Golf Plus Family Run 4 km, Algida In-line Race 10 km or Walk for Health 2 km through the historical centre of Prague.

The competitions are accompanied by a sport trade fair in the Industrial Palace at Prague Exhbition Ground in Prague-Vystaviste. Visitors can buy there sport cloths with great discount or get autographs of many sportmen. The entrance to the trade fair is free the whole weekend. For more information about the Marathon Weekend, click here.

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Injured British tourist will get 560,000 CZK in compensation

Christmas tree in the Old Town Square in 2006 British tourist Malcolm Tuffin that got injured in Prague in 2003 will receive, according to the court, at least 560,000 CZK (about £13,580) in compensation. Malcolm Tuffin was badly injured by a fallen Christmas tree on Prague’s Old Town Square.

The court also decided that the city together with the organizing company Folk Art Production are both responsible for the fallen tree. According to the experts, the tree fell due to its bed quality and a gust of wind. The organizers now take extra care to make sure that it will not happen again.

The falling tree broke Tuffin’s spine and thigh-bone. After many operations he had to stay on the wheelchair for 4 months. Now he walks with a walking stick. It’s probable that Malcolm Tuffin will get more money for the expenditure for medical treatment and the loss of earnings.

Exhibition of Hunters of Mammots in Prague National Museum prolonged again

Impressive staircase in the main building of the National Museum in Prague One of the most popular exhibitions of the National Museum in Prague The Hunters of Mammoths can be visited in the main building of the museum, on the top of Wenceslas Square. That the exhibition is still very popular proves the number of visitors since 11th October – almost 400,000 people.

At first the exhibition was supposed to be open until the end of April, then it was prolonged until the end of June. As people still want to see the models of mammoths and the Venus of Dolni Vestonice, the National Museum decided to prolong the exhibition until 2nd September. The 500,000th visitor, that is expected in June, can expect a nice surprise.

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