Compact archive September 10, 2007

New device to reduce stolen cars in Prague

The city of Prague plans to buy a new device that will recognize stolen cars according to the registration number of the car. The device will scan all registration numbers of passing cars and compare them with the data from the national register of stolen cars. Stolen cars will be immediately reported to the police.

Prague got inspired by German city Munich where the number of stolen cars dropped by 40 %. The city of Prague have chosen 21 places where to place the new system. The system for 74 million CZK will be installed by the end of this year, the trial mode should start at the beginning of 2008.

More than four thousand cars have been stolen in Prague this year, which is almost a half of all stolen cars in the Czech Republic. The most stolen cars are of Skoda, Volkswagen, Ford, Peugeot and Renault brands.


Cannonball 8000 Rally 2007

Cannonball 8000 London – Brussels – Prague – Zahreb – that’s the route of the 5th Year Anniversary Rally 2007 CannonBall 8000 that will be held on 14th – 16th September 2007.

Cannonball 8000 doesn’t award the fastest drivers, but the most popular ones. There are also special prices for the crew that will use the most fuel during the race, or the crew that will have overcome the most obstructions.

Lovers of extraordinary cars shouldn’t miss being at the Hradcanske square near Prague Castle and Duplex Nightclub (Wenceslas Square 21) on Saturday 15th September.


110 years of the Prague Public Transport Company

The Prague Public Transport Company celebrates 110th anniversary of its foundation this year. On that occasion the company has prepared many events for Prague’s inhabitants and visitors.

From 4th September until 5th October you can see a unique exhibition of 110 historical photographs that show the beginnings of the Prague Public Transport Company. The exhibition is shown in the vestibules of metro stations Malostranska (line A), Mustek (line A), Muzeum (lines A and C), Florenc (line C) and Vysehrad (line C).

The company has also established a regular cultural bus line called Cool Tour Line. It will transport passengers between the National Museum and Prague National Galery buildings. The first buses will go on Sunday 16th September (10:00 – 17:00) from the Naprstek’s Museum of Asian, African and Americal Cultures (NM) to Zbraslav Chateau (NG). Other buses will go every first Saturday in a month. Infoline of the Prague Public Transport Company is +420 296 191 817.


International trade fair Collector 2007 at Prague Exhibition Ground

The jubilee 10th international trade fair Collector (Sberatel) is a significant event in the field of collecting philately, postcards, numismatic, minerals, precious stones and telephone cards. More than 220 exhibitors from 35 countries of the world will present their collections, especially their stamps.

Visitors can admire collections borrowed from the British Post Museum in London, from many private collectors as well as post offices from all over the world. On the occasion of this event, several post offices have prepared special rubber stamps and other postal stationery. On Sunday you have a special change to get your letter stamped by OSN stamp.

Renown experts in all mentioned fields will be present at the fair to provide visitors with a free of charge expertise. Stands with these experts will be marked with yellow signs Poradentsvi. The fair takes place in the Industrial Palace at the Prague Exhibition Ground on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September from 10:00 – 18:00 and on Sunday 16th September from 10:00 to 16:00. This year’s fair is a preparation for the next year’s event which will be held together with the Philatelic Exhibition Praga 2008.


European Heritage Days 2007 in Prague

New Town Hall Tower The main aim of the European Heritage Days is to inform about various cultures, to improve the preservation of the world heritage and to respect other cultures. Many monuments that are normally closed to the public, will offer an ‘open door day’. We bring you a list of such monuments and interesting institutes in Prague.

On 15th September 2007 you can visit the Church of St Henry and Cunigunde (Kostel sv. Jindricha a Kunhuty, 9:30 – 12:00), Church of St Simon and Juda (Dusni street, 9:00 – 16:00), Church of St Cyril and Methodius (Karlinske namesti, 10:00 – 18:00), Prague Crossroads (Zlata street, 12:00 – 18:00), Ecotechnical Museum (Papirenska 6, 10:00 – 17:00), Kobylisy shooting range (Zernosecka street, 14:00 – 18:00), New Synagogue (in Palmovka, Ludmilina street, 13:00 – 19:00), Liben Chateau (Zenklova 35, 14:00 – 18:00).

On 16th September 2007 you can see the puppet theatre of the National Library (Zatecka street, 10:00 – 15:30), Naprstek’s Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures (Betlemske namesti, 10:00 – 18:00; also on 17th September) and the Church of St. Prokop (Sladkovskeho namesti, 14:00 – 17:00).

Both days (15th and 16th September) you can go to Church of St Wenceslas (nam. Svatopluka Cecha, 10:00 – 17:00), Trmalova villa (Vilova street, 10:00 – 18:00), New Town Hall Tower (Karlovo namesti, 10:00 – 18:00) and Museum of the Public Transport in Prague (Patockova street, 9:00 – 17:00).