Compact archive June 7, 2007

Zucchero's concert in Prague this September

One of the most famous European musicians, Italian pop singer Zucchero, known especially for his songs ‘Senza una Donna’ or Con le mani’ will perform in Prague this September during his world tour 2007.

Zucchero, born Adelmo Fornciari, has recorded 16 albums and has cooperated with many stars, such as Joe Cocker, Paul Young, Elton John, Bono, Sting, Luciano Pavarotti or Eric Clapton.

Prague audience can look forward to his best songs, his Italian charm, temperament and charisma on 14th September 2007 in Prague Congress Centre. Tickets are not for sale yet.


Some Prague sights were 'out of order' this week

The Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square One of the dominant of the Old Town Square, over 600 years old Astronomical Clock stopped during the visit of American president George W. Bush on Tuesday. In the last few days it broke down several times.

Rather than the arrival of the American president the clock reacted to the changes of the temperatures outside. Most of the 350 components of the clock machine are still original and very sensitive to weather.

As the visit of the American President closed Prague Castle for almost two days, the castle was “attacked” by thousands of tourists yesterday. More than 4,500 people visited the short tour of Prague Castle from the morning till two o’clock in the afternoon. Prague Castle is the most popular tourist attraction in Prague, visited yearly by about 5 million tourists.


Czech Railways introduce new types of reductions

Czech Railways offers two new types of travel discounts for all travellers valid from 10th June 2007. Besides other discounts (here) you can use CD Net and RegioNet.

CD Net offers a one-day ticket for transportation in 2nd class in all kinds of trains (except higher-quality EC and IC trains, than you have to pay a supplementary charge) in the whole country. You can buy either a ticket for one person for 390 CZK or for two to five persons for 780 CZK. You can travel any day, the ticket can be bought up to two months in advance.

RegioNet is meant for travelling in one district in the Czech Republic (e.g. central Bohemia). These one-day tickets are valid only in the 2nd class of ordinary trains (in Czech Os or Sp). The tickets cost 130 CZK for one person and 260 CZK for two to five people. The tickets can be bought up to two months in advance.


Photographs of Chicago by Terry Evans in Prague

Chicago by Terry Evans An airport from above? A view of a parking place for trucks from a helicopter? This and many more can be seen in the new exhibition in Prague devoted to Chicago.

American photographer Terry Evans shows there 36 large photographs of this American city made from a helicopter. She cooperated with the non-profit organization Openlands dedicated to preserving and enhancing public open space in northeastern Illinois.

Her photos are displayed in Clam-Gallas Palace (Husova 20) in the Old Town in Prague until 19th August 2007. The exhibition in one of the most beautiful palaces in Prague is open daily except Monday between 10:00 and 18:00.


Renee Zellweger the star of the film festival in Karlovy Vary

Renee Zellweger in Miss Potter The star of the 42nd International Film Festival Karlovy Vary will be the Academy Award winner Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Chicago, Cold Mountain). During the gala evening on 29nd June she will hand over the Crystal Globe Award to the legend of Czech animation Bretislav Pojar.

She will also introduce her new movie Miss Potter, which is a bibliographical story about the author of popular children’s books at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. For her performance in this film she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award.

The famous film festival in Karlovy Vary starts on 29th June 2007 and finishes on 7th July 2007. All those who wants to attend it, can find more information about the festival at the official sites here.