Tag Archives: Czech Republic

Pilsen, Czech Republic – a European Capital of Culture 2015

From Prague Post. A roundup of events in 2015 to celebrate this European Capital of Culture. Early May will see a celebration of the liberation of Pilsen (Plzeň) 70 years ago. The city’s festival website shows what’s going on and … Continue reading

Posted in Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, European festivals, News from Europe | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Concert listings for Prague Xmas season

From Prague Post. A ticket agency, yes, but if you’re in Prague this month, there may be something here you’ll want to know about. Also could be a good resource for visiting Prague at any time of year.

Posted in Czech Republic, European festivals, General magpie travel, Prague travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Just drink the beer in the Czech Republic

It was bad enough when they found high levels of methanol in vodka last month. It killed people who drank it. There was also some tainted rum found at the time. From Prague Post. Now a new stash of local … Continue reading

Posted in Czech Republic, Europe food & wine, News from Europe, Prague travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fruit-flavored Czech beer? Really?

From Prague Post. OK. I could see a lime wedge on your summer beer (did you know this was not for flavor but to keep the flippin’ flies away?) And I sampled some kriek (cherry flavored beer) last time I … Continue reading

Posted in Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Europe food & wine, News from Europe, not really travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Organ recital festival this weekend in Kutná Hora.

From Prague Post. A big weekend of organ music starts today in Kutna Hora, an hour south of Prague.

Posted in Czech Republic, European festivals, News from Europe | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Prague Underwater – a photo exhibit in Prague commemorating the floods of 2002

From Prague Post. Prague Underwater, a photography exhibit of the “once in a century” floods in 2002 runs through October 7, when it will move to the Old Town Hall. Flood barriers have been improved since then and have been … Continue reading

Posted in Czech Republic, European art, News from Europe, Prague travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Multiple weekends of music at the International Music Festival in Český Krumlov

From Prague Post. Český Krumlov’s International Music Festival started last weekend and continues through August 18th, Thursdays thru Saturdays with an occasional Sunday scheduled. Opera, classical music, fun activities for kids and a brewery garden for the grown-ups when they need … Continue reading

Posted in Czech Republic, European festivals, News from Europe | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Medieval gravesite found during tunnel work in Prague

From Prague Post. Archaeologists working near the site of a new tunnel have found a mass grave in Prague dating to the Middle Ages. I wonder if visitors/gawkers will be able to stop by?

Posted in Czech Republic, General magpie travel, News from Europe, Prague travel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Proms in Prague running thru July

When you think Proms, you normally think London. Prague’s Proms music festival aims for the same thing, only different. From Prague Post.

Posted in Czech Republic, European festivals, News from Europe, Prague travel | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Film festival running in Karlovy Vary through the weekend

From Prague Post. Karlovy Vary’s film festival may not spring to mind as quickly as Cannes, but it will screen the best from other festivals. Helen Mirren will be there, too.

Posted in Czech Republic, European festivals, News from Europe | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

More Staropramen updates

From Prague Post – Molson-Coors has plans for Staropramen. such as adding snacks to the end-of-tour beers. Pickled cheese. OK. And that yummy, super-fatty Prague ham! Here’s the link to the new Visitor Center. Take a virtual tour after you … Continue reading

Posted in Czech Republic, Europe food & wine, General magpie travel, News from Europe, Prague travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New home for Mucha’s Slav Epic in Prague

From France 24.  Alfons Mucha’s heroic-scaled masterpiece, his Slav Epic, has moved to a new home in Prague. Mucha is better known for his Art Nouveau posters, but this collection of 20 paintings was his lifework and Prague was the … Continue reading

Posted in Czech Republic, European art, News from Europe | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prague Spring Music Festival continues

Prague Spring Music Festival continuing this month.

Posted in Czech Republic, European art, European festivals | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Prague Beer Festival and other Czech news

OK, so I probably will never make use of this piece of info. Still… an interesting look at how wedding traditions, even food, are changing in the Czech Republic. From Prague Post. Helpful note… svíčková, is roast beef with creamy vegetable … Continue reading

Posted in Czech Republic, Europe food & wine, European festivals, General magpie travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Czech trams crossing borders

Škoda’s Czech trams run in places beyond Czech Republic and are adding foreign locations. Even some U.S. has cities have bought their trams From Prague Post.

Posted in Czech Republic, General magpie travel, News from Europe, not really travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

book festival coming to Prague in May

Countries from around the world will be promoting their authors at the 18th International Book Fair and Literary Festival in mid-May.

Posted in Czech Republic, European festivals, News from Europe | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Hotel for sale in Prague

I remember walking past the Four Seasons the day I tried to visit Prague Castle. The Castle was closed because Medvedev was on the premises. The security forces guarding the hotel entrance were much more imposing (“You stay away or we … Continue reading

Posted in All Suzanne's travel essays, All Suzanne's travels, News from Europe | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Bottoms up! The latest European drinking rankings

From Prague Post. Who drinks the most, and how much.

Posted in Czech Republic, Europe food & wine, News from Europe | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Prague beyond the Christmas markets

Prague (Praha), like most large cities, is a collection of neighborhoods, each with its own history, flavor and identity. It can be helpful to know the English names, but what you really need to do is match up the street … Continue reading

Posted in All Suzanne's travels, Czech Republic, Prague travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

a roundup of travel ideas for springtime in Europe

From the Prague Post… Cooking classes in Prague From the London Independent… A bicycle tour of Brittany Food services on UK motorways are improving, but I’ll bet the French rest stop food is still the best. Ten spring walks to … Continue reading

Posted in Czech Republic, Europe food & wine, General magpie travel, UK news | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Art is everywhere in Prague

Building facades, statues, lamp posts and museum entrances are just some of the places where you’ll find art. Some beautiful, some thought-provoking. Too much to take in

Posted in All Suzanne's travels, Czech Republic, Prague travel | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

three churches and a synagogue in Prague

Just a few of the beautiful religious buildings in Prague. See separate blog post for St Vitus.

Posted in All Suzanne's travels, Czech Republic, Prague travel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

a Prague toy shop window

Dolls and elves                     Marionettes                               and Krtek the mole… my apologies for the crummy photo quality

Posted in All Suzanne's travels, Czech Republic, Prague travel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Prague’s beer signs

Prague and environs is the home of lots of great beers. Three of my favorites are …              

Posted in All Suzanne's travels, Czech Republic, Europe food & wine, Prague travel | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

new rail company for Czech Republic, but how fast?

From Prague Post – A new private rail company to compete with Czech Railways. They look spiffy and new, but how fast do they go? Eastern Europe could really do with some high-speed rail service.

Posted in Czech Republic, General magpie travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Now InBev is looking at Staropramen

Only a couple of weeks ago, the Prague Post reported that Anheuser-Busch (parent company Belgian InBev) was trying to buy Budvar, Czech brewer of the original Budweiser. Now, InBev is eyeing another Czech beer-maker, Staropramen. I’ve had this beer, as well … Continue reading

Posted in Czech Republic, Europe food & wine, General magpie travel, News from Europe | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

they’re trying to ‘clean up’ Wenceslas Square

Why do they think getting rid of the sausage stands on Wenceslas Square is a good idea??? Fooey.  from Prague Post

Posted in Czech Republic, Europe food & wine, General magpie travel, Prague travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Pictures in my mind’s eye – vol 3, Prague

When you’re an ignorant point-and-shoot photographer like me, winter is a tough time of year to be taking pictures, especially when you’re far from home with limited time for reshoots. Sunset comes early, I was sometimes shivering when pressing the … Continue reading

Posted in All Suzanne's travels, Czech Republic, Prague travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Prague Christmas market album

Christmas in Prague – a magical-sounding phrase. Prague was the third of four European cities with Christmas markets I visited in December. The weather was seasonal, colder than we had in the northeastern U.S. at the time; no snow on … Continue reading

Posted in All Suzanne's travels, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

organic food travels in Czech Republic

Farmers bring their crops to consumers in all sorts of ways

Posted in General magpie travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment