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18th International Organ Festival – St. James Audite Organum • solo organ recitals given www  .  auditeorganum.cz by leading international and Czech artists • St. James Basilica, 1 Aug – 19 Sep

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Summer Letná • 10th international festival – the best of the world’s new circus and theatre • Letná park, 18 Aug – 3 Sep 

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Aida • a Prague production of Giuseppe Verdi’s celebrated opera composed to mark the opening of the Suez Canal • National Theatre, 5 Sep

www  .  narodni-divadlo.cz

Lotar Neumann: Photographs • an exhibition of works by an artist of Czech origin who lived in exile in South America and Switzerland for many years • Josef Sudek Gallery, until 8 Sep Uriah Heep • a concert of the legendary British hard-rock band • Lucerna, Large Hall, 19 Sep

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Whisky Live Prague • an exceptional opportunity to taste a wide selection of whisky brands and types. You can also sample cigars of globally renowned brands. • New Town Hall, 20 – 21 Sep www  .  whiskyliveprague.cz Judita at Kampa: Klimt / Mucha / Kupka from Czech Collections • an exhibition displaying www  .  museumkampa.cz works by three great Czech painters • Museum Kampa, until 22 Sep Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures • an exhibition of a unique life-size replica of the Pharaoh’s tomb, including more than 1,000 copies of burial artefacts. • Prague–Holešovice exhibition grounds, until 22 Sep

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ČSOB pojišťovna Prague Boat Race • the traditional regatta taking place under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague. The river Vltava, Prague • 20 – 22 Sep

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World Festival of Puppet Art • the 17th edition of the festival will present puppet theatre and film performances for children and adults • Various venues in Prague, 30 Sep – 4 Oct Legends of Magic Prague • a stunning Laterna magika multi-media performance • New Stage of the National Theatre, 5 Oct Bethlehem Odyssey – video mapping • a unique audio-visual projection on the walls of the Bethlehem Chapel • Bethlehem Square, 12 Oct Signal Festival • the first Prague event of its kind – the best of artistic work with light in magical Prague • Various venues in Prague, 17 – 20 Oct

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Angela Gheorghiu • one of the most renowned sopranos of the present time will be performing www  .  nachtigallartists.cz in Prague within her European tour • Municipal House, 30 Oct


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◗ ... the popular Rudolfinum on the east bank of the river Vltava is named after Archduke Rudolf, successor to the Habsburg throne? It was constructed between 1876 and 1881 according to the design of the legendary architects Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz, who also created the National Theatre in Prague. The Rudolfinum halls originally served as venues for concerts and exhibitions; in the interwar period even as the seat of the Parliament. At the present time, the building belongs to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and its exquisite halls are again used for concerts and exhibitions.  www  .  ceskafilharmonie.cz

◗ ... following extensive repairs, the Lesser Town Bridge Tower, situated at the end of the Charles Bridge, has been reopened to visitors? A precious example of Prague post-Hussite Gothic architecture, it was built circa 1464 in the place of an older Romanesque tower. Between 1879 and 1883, it was modified by the architect Josef Mocker. The tower is 43.5 metres high, with the walkway being 26 metres above the ground. The prismatic structure bears a unique truss system dating from immediately after 1526. The top of the tower affords a breathtaking view of Prague and visitors can also attend exhibitions and concerts held inside the building. The entrance room to the Lesser Town Bridge Tower houses a Prague Information Service centre. www  .  praguewelcome.cz

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◗ ... that you can visit a tropical greenhouse in Prague? It is situated in the Botanical Gardens in Troja. The greenhouse, featuring an uncommon ground-plan, covers the total area of 1,750 square metres and is divided into three sections with different air temperatures and humidity, thus creating the milieus of dry tropics and subtropics, lowland tropical rain forest and the environment of rugged high mountains. Besides numerous exotic plant species, the greenhouse also contains an aquarium imitating the world of a tropical virgin forest lake.  www  .  botanicka.cz ◗ ... from 7 to 15 September the European Heritage Days (EHD) are taking place in the Czech Republic? They afford the opportunity to visit a host of architectural, archaeological, technical and sacral cultural monuments, museums, galleries, libraries and other interesting places. Various accompanying events – lectures, concerts, municipal festivals, competitions and other programmes – are held too. The EHD put new cultural assets on view and open up historical buildings normally closed to the public. The cultural events highlight local skills and traditions, architecture and works of art, but the EHD’s broader aim is to bring citizens together in harmony irrespective of the differences in cultures and languages.  www  .   ehd.cz


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On the Royal Route

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The historical Royal Route leading through the centre of Prague was in the past taken by future Czech Kings in a procession to their coronation ceremony at St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle. It started in the Old Town in the place of today’s Square of the Republic dětmi next to the Municipal House, at the Royal Court, the erstwhile luxury city residence of Czech monarchs built circa 1380 by Wenceslas IV, King of Bohemia.

Mountain Gate, later on called “Ragged”. From the Powder Gate, the Royal Route leads through Celetná, one of the most elegant Old Town streets, which is lined with houses built in all historical architectural styles, from Romanesque to early 20th century, including the stunning Cubist House of the Black Madonna designed by Josef Gočár. Celetná street leads into the Old Town Square, the true heart of Prague.

The route served this purpose until 1484, when Vladislav Jagiellon moved the royal seat back to Prague Castle. In 1689 the Royal Court was devastated by fire, from 1777 it housed a barracks and a military school. At the beginning of the 20th century, the complex of buildings was torn down and the Municipal House, a gem of Czech Art Nouveau architecture, was erected in its place. The Municipal House is connected by a NeoGothic footbridge to the Powder Gate (Powder Tower), built after 1478 in the place of the dilapidated original

The square is surrounded by magnificent buildings that have witnessed numerous momentous historical events: royal wedding celebrations, the election of King Jiří of Poděbrady, as well as executions, among them that of twenty-seven Czech noblemen following the defeat of the Uprising of the Estates in 1621. The most significant monument in the square is the Old Town Hall, which after its establishment in 1338 became the centre of the Prague Old Town government. The building has undergone numerous architectural

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modifications and today is formed by a block of houses that were gradually appended. The Old Town Hall’s core is the Gothic corner house dating from the end of the 13th century, to which a prismatic tower, today boasting a unique astronomical clock made circa 1410 by Mikuláš of Kadaň, was added. The centre of past events in the Old Town Hall was the council hall from the second half of the 15th century with a preserved girder ceiling adorned with lush Renaissance paintings. At the end of WW II, the Old Town Hall was shelled and caught fire. Hence, it had to undergo extensive repairs after the war. Other notable buildings on the Old Town Square are the Stone Bell House, dating from the 13th century; the Church of Our Lady Before Týn, constructed in the 14th century; the Hussite Saint Nicolas Church; and the Memorial to Master Jan Hus, designed by Ladislav Šaloun and built in 1915. From the Old Town Square, the Royal Route continues through the Little Square, which is dominated by a Renaissance fountain, to Karlova street, lined with houses of former Prague burghers and aristocrats’ palaces, whose mostly Baroque facades conceal the remains of older buildings. Situated between Karlova and Křižovnická streets is the extensive complex of the Klementinum. This erstwhile Jesuit college whose most


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intriguing sections are the Astronomical Tower, the Baroque Library and the Mirror Chapel. Karlova street ends on Křižovnické square, where a Neo-Gothic memorial to Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, is located near the Francis of Assisi Church. The Royal Route then leads across the Charles Bridge to the other side of the river. The bridge starts at the Old Town Bridge Tower, one of the most beautiful Gothic gates in Europe. The Charles Bridge was built after 1357 in the immediate vicinity of the former Judith Bridge and despite multiple cases of serious damage and extensive repairs it has been virtually preserved in its original appearance. The Charles Bridge has 16 vaults and is adorned with 31, mostly Baroque, sculptures. It ends on the other side of the Vltava at the two Lesser Town Bridge Towers, interconnected by a Gothic gate, which serves as the entrance to Mostecká street, leading to the Lesser Town Square, which is surrounded by a number of protected historical buildings: the Kaiserstein, Smiřický, Sternberk Palaces, the Helikovský House, the Liechtenstein and Hartig Palaces. The square is dominated by the St. Nicolas Church, considered Prague’s most splendid Baroque building. From the Lesser Town Square, the Royal Route proceeds up Nerudova street to Prague Castle. One of the city’s most fascinating streets, it dates back to 1267. Most of the burghers’ houses, many of them bearing interesting signs, underwent Renaissance reconstruction following the devastating fire in 1541 and have late-Baroque or Classicist facades. On the other hand, when grand palaces were built in the Baroque era, the majority of the original buildings were demolished. The Royal Route once continued via Pohořelec, Loretto Square and Loretánská street, but in the 17th century the procession was redirected through a newly built street, Ke Hradu, leading to Hradčany Square.

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Strahov Monastery is the oldest Premonstratensian monastery in the Czech Republic

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Visit the second oldest monastic library in the country. Peruse one of the best kept collections of historical books, manuscripts and first editions in Central Europe. Pore over the maps and globes and be astounded by the unique decorations in the Philosophical Hall, the Theological Hall and by the frescoes and the exhibits in the cabinet of curiosities. Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, Praha 1 Open daily: 9 – 12 a.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. tel. +420 233 107 749 Private tours: tel. 602 190 297

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What´s on in Prague 22nd Young Prague international music festival Between 4 and 15 September the 22nd edition of the Young Prague international music festival will be taking place in Prague and other cities in the Czech Republic. The organiser, the civic association Young Prague, aims to help promising fledgling classical music artists – instrumentalists, singers, chamber ensembles, conductors and composers. By affording them the opportunity to give concerts at an international level, it strives to ease the beginning of their artistic career and make it possible for them to establish friendships with young musicians from all over the world. Since 2006 the auspices of the event have been assumed by the Chairman of the Senate of the Czech Parliament. Last year, the Young Prague festival received from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs an honourable mention in recognition of activities contributing to building up friendly contacts between Japan and other countries. Performances within this year’s festival will be given by young artists from Japan, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Germany, Canada and the Czech Republic.  www  .  mladapraha.cz

Nouveau style as an essential part of the late 19th-century modernisation and emancipation tendencies. Visitors to the exhibition will also be acquainted with the formal and expressive diversity of the period creation. The vegetative Art Nouveau style will be represented by works of such towering figures as Tiffany, Emil Galé and Ludwig Moser. As for the geometric variant, the exhibition will present creations by Josef Hofmann, Life in the Art Nouveau era to be presented at the Charles Renni Mackintosh, Jan Kotěra, etc. Also on display will be peerless works by Anfons Mucha, František Municipal House Bílek and other artists.  www  .  upm.cz At the end of October, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague will open at the Municipal House an extensive exhibition displaying items from its unique collec- Prague Architecture Week 2013 From 23 September to 20 October, the Saint George tions. In an attractive and comprehensive manner, it Convent at Prague Castle will be hosting Prague Arwill present paramount works of Czech and European chitecture Week. The theme of this year’s edition of applied arts set in the period context. The numerous the international festival is the past and present of examples of lifestyle – clothes, jewellery, accessories, architecture in connection with tourism development. as well as house interiors, including furniture, kitchen The project aims to showcase the work of renowned utensils and household textiles – document the Art


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Czech and foreign master builders, the genesis of the origination of an architectural creation (from its design through to implementation), new trends in green architecture and energy efficient buildings, as well as to encourage the public to be responsible for their surroundings and the environment. The festival features exhibitions, lectures, workshops, architecture-themed walks and other events intended both for professionals and the general public.  www  .  architectureweek.cz Adolf Loos: Learning to Dwell The City of Prague Museum and the Austrian Cultural Forum are holding an exhibition marking the 80th anniversary of the death of Adolf Loos, a leading representative of modern architecture. Born in 1870 in Brno, he studied architecture in Dresden and gained further experience during his three-year sojourn in the USA. Loos expressed his basic housing conception in his article “Architecture”: “A house must be liked by all. Unlike a work of art, which no one has to like. A work of art is engendered without any specific need. A house fulfils a certain need. A work of art strives to appeal to people

and get them out of their comfort zone. A house has to serve comfort. Humans like everything that provides comfort. They hate everything that strives to push them out of their acquired and secured position, and that they find annoying. Humans like houses and hate art.” Loos designed, among other buildings, the famous Goldmann & Salatsch department store in Vienna’s Michaelerplatz and the unique villa for František Miller in Prague. The exhibition, focused on the architectural legacy of Adolf Loos, is taking place at the Austrian Cultural Forum in www  .  mhmp.cz Prague until 19 September.

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New permanent displays at the National Technical 365 90 Museum dní The National Technical Museum in Prague has opened two new alluring permanent exhibitions: Chemistry Around Us and Measuring Time. The first Moravě aims to show the connections many of us simply do not perceive and realise. The items we pick up dětmi daily and many of the processes we consider common began in research, technological and industrial laboratories. The exhibition presents numerous groundbreaking figures in this domain. Visitors are also given the opportunity to peep into a historical laboratory, with part of the exhibition being the sections The Alchemist’s Workshop and The Chemical Laboratory in Metamorphoses of Time. The new Measuring Time display documents the development of time-keeping equipment within the entire historical and typological spectrum. In addition to the elementary time-keepers, including sun-dials, clepsydras, candle and fire clocks, hourglasses and mechanical wheel clocks, the exhibition also documents the forms of utilisation of energy, electronics, as well as applications of quantum physics phenomena in clock-building. www  .  ntm.cz dní v Praze

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Prague Fair The international folk festival, taking place from 27 to 31 August at the Ovocný trh (former Fruit Market) in the centre of Prague, is one of the most notable events of its kind in Europe. Performances will be given by ensembles, almost half of them made up of professional artists, from all regions of the Czech Republic and the majority of the world’s continents. The Prague Fair also features displays of time-honoured folk crafts, including traditional weaving, embroidery, glass painting, making of decorative straw items, manufacture of jewellery, etc. Visitors can also look forward to tasting traditional Czech foods and drinks. The Trade Fair Strings of Autumn showcases the sheer diversity and wealth of folk art and national cultures.  www  .  pjarmark.cz The Strings of Autumn festival encompasses several genres, including jazz, classical, sophisticated crossover, early and world music, with concerts being given by internationally-renowned artists. The event strives The current brochure to mediate to the audience the immense diversity of music. In addition to evening concerts, the festival can also be found at also includes Strings Kids, an interactive weekend programme for children and their parents. The festival will take place from 23 September to 6 November.  www  .  strunypodzimu.cz

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A Short Trip Outside Prague Tired of making your way through the Prague crowds? Would you like to see historic sites elsewhere, away from the city centre? If so, head east! On the outskirts of Prague, in the district of Vinoř, you can visit Ctěnice, a unique medieval chateau and homestead complex. The original fortress was established on a promontory enclosed by a moat. A Renaissance reconstruction converted the stronghold into an exquisite chateau, while later Baroque modifi-

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The town of Lovosice is situated on a picturesque plane on the left bank of the river Labe (Elbe), at the foot of the České středohoří mountains, 60 kilometres north of Prague. Owing to its location, the town is the ideal starting point for trips to the surrounding area – a landscape of extinct volcanoes.

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Cyril and Methodius This year, we in the Czech Republic are commemorating the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of the Christian missionaries Cyril (Constantin) and Methodius in Great Moravia. Upon the invitation of Prince Rostislav, the Byzantine-Greek brothers came here in the spring of 863 to evangelise his subjects, thus laying the foundations of the Christian church in the Slavonic state.

365 For the purpose of the mission, they devised the Glagolitic alphabet, suited to match the specific features of the Slavonic language to be used for Slavonic manuscripts. They translated the Bible into the language now known as Old Church Slavonic. The brothers also wrote the first Slavonic Civil Code, which was used in Great Moravia. In 867 Cyril and Methodius, accompanied by their pupils, visited Rome to ask the Pope to approve the use of Old Church Slavonic as the liturgical language. The pontiff duly granted his consent. In Rome, Cyril got seriously ill, entered a monastery and soon died (869). Despite significant complications and political intrigues, Methodius continued his work among the Slavs on his own. He died in Great Moravia at the age of 72.

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Velehrad – A Popular Czech Pilgrimage Place Velehrad, a village situated near Uherské Hradiště, Moravia, is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Czech Republic. Traditionally, it has been considered the capital of the Slavonic state of Great Moravia. The most significant local historical monument is the oldest Moravian Cistercian Abbey, founded in the 13th century by Margrave Vladislav Jindřich, part of which is the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption and Sts. Cyril and Methodius. The church acquired its current appearance following extensive reconstructions at the turn of the 18th century, yet it has maintained its Romanesque-Gothic character. In 1985 Pope John Paul II granted the basilica the Golden Rose, which is conferred as a token of reverence or affection upon great figures, royalty, churches, cities and governments in recognition of their loyalty to the Holy See.

Every 5 July, Velehrad is the destination of the National Pilgrimage marking the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Day, a national holiday, and is visited by pilgrims from the Czech Republic and other European countries.


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◗ Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. It has approximately 1.3 million inhabitants, on an area of some 500 sq km (193 sq mi). It originated around 1000 A.D. and for many years remained a group of independent villages. Under the rule of Charles IV (14th century) medieval Prague experienced its greatest development. At the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries the city gained further renown owing to Emperor Rudolf II. Between 1918 and 1992 Prague was the capital city of Czechoslovakia and since January 1993 has been the capital of the independent Czech Republic. Since 1 May 2004 the Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union and on 21 December 2007 it became part of the Schengen Area. ◗ Bank holidays in the Czech Republic: 1 January – New Year, Easter Monday, 1 May – Labour Day, 8 May – Liberation Day, 5 July – The Day of Missionaries and Saints Cyril and Methodius, 6 July – Jan Hus (John Huss) Day, 28 September – Czech Statehood Day, 28 October – Independence Day, 17 November - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day, 24 December – Christmas Eve, 25 December – Christmas Day, 26 December – Boxing Day. ◗ Traditional Czech dishes are a meal of braised beef with cream sauce and bread dumplings and roast pork with dumplings and cabbage, while the traditional Christmas meal is carp. Main courses in restaurants usually cost (depending on location) from CZK 150 to CZK 300. ◗ Popular souvenirs purchased in the Czech Republic include Czech cut glass, porcelain, traditional liquors (Becherovka – herbal bitters, mead,

Slivovice – plum brandy), Bohemian garnets, amber, wooden marionettes, art and design pieces, folk art pieces, spa wafers and typical spa drinking cups, etc. ◗ The majority of shops open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on workdays. It is, however, easy to do one’s shopping at weekends as well, primarily thanks to numerous shopping centres (e.g. Palladium near metro station “Náměstí Republiky”, Nový Smíchov near metro station “Anděl”, or Centrum Chodov at metro station “Chodov”). ◗ Currency exchange rates One US dollar buys approximately 19 CZK, one Euro approximately 25 CZK, and one pound sterling approximately 30 CZK. ◗ Banks Most banks in Prague are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. ◗ Postal services The main post office is open daily from 2 a.m. until midnight. It is located at 14 Jindřišská Street in the very centre of the city, near metro station “Můstek”, the interchange metro station for the A and B lines.

Public transport information ◗ There are three underground (metro) lines operating in Prague – green (A), yellow (B) and red (C). The metro system interconnects all the important places around the city, with tram and bus connections to destinations where the metro does not reach. The public transport network is reliable and covers the city thoroughly. The metro operates daily from 5 a.m. to midnight. After midnight, public transport is ensured by night tram and bus lines.


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The EU universal emergency telephone number

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official website of the Czech Republic

Fire Brigade emergency number

www  .  praha.eu

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web portal of the City of Prague

Emergency medical service number

www  .  praguewelcome.cz

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Prague tourist web portal

Municipal police emergency number

www  .  czechtourism.com

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official travel site of the Czech Republic

Emergency number of the Police

www  .  kudyznudy.cz

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ideas for trips

www  .  florenc.cz

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Information (tel. numbers, information on traffic, cultural events, etc.)

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◗ Public transport links to Václav Havel Airport Prague (Letiště Václava Havla) Bus 119 – “Dejvická” (metro line A) – “Letiště Václava Havla” – 22 min. Bus 100 – “Zličín” (metro line B) – “Letiště Václava Havla” – 16 min. Bus 179 – “Nové Butovice” (metro line B) – “Letiště Václava Havla” – 38 min. Airport Express Bus – Prague main railway station “Hlavní nádraží” (metro line C, with SC, EC, IC and EN type rail links) – “Letiště Václava Havla” – 33 min.

Useful Czech telephone numbers 1180

Prague contact centre

website of the Florenc coach terminal

www  .  cd.cz Czech Railways website

www  .  prg.aero Prague Airport website

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Roadside assistance 1230

Airport information – nonstop line

www  .  dpp.cz website of the Prague public transport operator

www  .  jizdnirady.idnes.cz

220 111 888

website timetables of trains, buses and public transport in the Czech Republic and Europe

International country calling code for the Czech Republic

www  .  chmi.cz

+420 (00420)

website of the Czech Institute of Hydrometeorology – information on weather in the Czech Republic

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