Compact archive June 13, 2007

Water transportation under the Charles Bridge

Prague panorama From next Monday people living in the centre of Prague (Prague 1) can use a new means of transport to get from one river bank to the other. Small boats will take them to the other side of the river near the Charles Bridge for free.

Prague inhabitants don’t have to walk over the bridge which is crowded by tourists. The sail on the boat with a canvas roof will take about 20 minutes and will include a refreshment. The free transport will be available for Prague 1 dwellers between 11:00 and 12:00 and 18:00 and 19:00 and at the weekends at 10:30, 11:00, 18:00 and 19:00.

Inhabitants of other parts of Prague and tourists can travel as well, however, the sail will cost them 290 CZK. The city also plans to renew the water transportation between Slovansky, Strelecky and Detsky Islands.

Legendary Joe Cocker will come to Prague

Joe Cocker will perform in Prague One of the legends of pop music and one of the living musicians who performed in Woodstock, Joe Cocker, will come to Prague to present the songs from his latest album Hymn For My Sole.

Joe Cocker with his characteristic voice will perform in Prague Sazka Arena (near metro station Ceskomoravska) on 12th December 2007. Tickets between 1290 CZK and 790 CZK are available from tomorrow via

Joe Cocker was born in 1944. He has released more than 20 albums during his long music career. He performed in the Czech Republic for the first time in Ostrava in 1998, then he came back to Brno in 2000.


The presidency of the V4 goes to the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic will take over the presidency of the Visegrad Group (V4) on Monday 18th June 2007. The Czech government seated in Prague will discuss the priorities of the Czech presidency on Monday’s meeting.

Among the priorities will be the visa-free regime for travelling to the USA for the members of the V4, joining the Schengen system, the coordination of activities of the V4 members or supporting democracy and human rights in the world.

The Visegrad Group consisting of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary was founded in 1991 with the vision of joint work in many fields of common interest within all-European integration.

The Terry Fox Run in Prague today

Prague, as well as other towns in the Czech Republic, hold the Terry Fox Run, the charity event to support cancer research. This event is organized in many countries all over the world and it has become probably the most famous run for charity.

The Terry Fox Run starts at 16:00 today in Kunratice park in Prague 4-Kunratice. The registration begins at 15:00. Other chances to participate in this event in Prague are on 15th June in Prague 8 – Dablice, on 8th September in Prague 6 and on 13th September in Prague 17-Repy and Prague 13-Luziny. Click here for the list of runs in the Czech Republic.

The first symbolic Terry Fox Run was organized in the Czech Republic by the employees of the Canadian Embassy in Prague in 1992. The first official run was held a year later. This year there will be 154 runs in the Czech Republic.

Roxy Birthday Night in Prague tonight

One of the most popular clubs in Prague, Roxy (Dlouha 33, Prague 1), will celebrate today the ‘15th birthday’. Big celebrations will take part not only in the club but also in a large tram the capacity of which is about 160 people.

The tram, equipped by a bar, a sound system and lighting show will start on namesti Miru (you can get there by metro green line A) at 22:00 tonight. After 2-hour-long journey around Prague it will stop in front of the club where the party will continue.

If you don’t feel like taking the tram, the programme in the club starts already at 21:00 and the entrance is until 24:00 for free. The music will be provided by the best DJ’s of Roxy club.