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Masarykovo Nadrazi is springing back to life with new look

By Raymond Johnston | Expats.cz |
6 August 2019

The new face of Prague’s Masarykovo nádrazi is slowly being revealed. The historical building has been undergoing a large renovation, and the glass-covered main hall is mostly finished, with restored woodwork, clocks and lighting to bring it back in line with its mid-19th century original design.

Mystery solved - Rogue graffiti cleaner from Charles Bridge steps forward

By Raymond Johnston | Expats.cz |
5 August 2019

Just as one of Prague’s monument keepers was starting to remove two-week-old graffiti from a pillar on Charles Bridge, it vanished overnight. Monument care experts have been concerned that the unauthorized work may have damaged the centuries-old stones, but the person responsible says he did his work just in time to prevent the paint from settling in permanently. Professional graffiti remover Miloslav Cerny has taken credit for the removal.

Bursík: Prague should become free of gasoline-powered cars in the future

Expats.cz |
2 August 2019

People should count on fossil-fuel powered cars vanishing from Prague in the future, according to Martin Bursík. The former Czech environment minister is heading up the city's new Commission for Sustainable Energy and Climate.

Prague's police cycle team will give advice, not fines, to bikers this summer

Expats.cz |
2 August 2019

Municipal Police will be on Prague's bike paths this summer. They will inform cyclists about safety when riding in an effort to prevent traffic accidents and thefts. The police cycle team (Policejní cyklotým) is not giving out fines to cyclists on the bike paths.

Cliff divers to compete in breathtaking 'Highjump' event near Příbram

Expats.cz |
2 August 2019

The Hřiměždice quarry near Příbram will set the stage this weekend for thrilling jumps by some of the world's best divers.

Prague-lensed 'anti-hate' satire Jojo Rabbit features Hitler as a shy boy's imaginary friend

Expats.cz |
1 August 2019

A film that is sure to spark controversy, Jojo Rabbit tells the tale of a shy German boy during World War II, and his imaginary friend, a sympathetic and comical Adolf Hitler. The dark "anti-hate" satire was shot in Prague, with a cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson.

A new whiskey bar and restaurant is set to open soon in Prague's Old Town

Expats.cz |
1 August 2019

The Czech Republic isn't exactly known for its whiskey, though the story of Hammer Head, a Czech single malt produced during the communist era, is an interesting one. Czechs, however, have in recent years become avid whiskey drinkers. In response to the spirit's growing popularity, a new whiskey venture will soon be making its Prague debut.

Beyond Meat burger now available in the Czech Republic

Expats.cz |
1 August 2019

The veggie burger revolution is officially happening worldwide, with two popular brands competing for the title of best I-can't-believe-it's-not-beef patty: Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat.

William Shatner coming to Forum Karlín

Expats.cz |
31 July 2019

William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk on the original Star Trek TV series, will be live on stage at Prague's Forum Karlín on March 15, 2020. The veteran actor will be present for a talk about his career and a Q&A after a screening of the 1982 sci-fi film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Czech doctors are the fifth most in-demand in Europe

Expats.cz |
31 July 2019

The Czech Republic has become a highly sought after destination for medical tourism. So much so that last year alone, almost 20,000 foreigners came to the Czech lands for medical treatment – a substantial increase over the previous year, making the country's doctors among the most sought after in Europe, according to Pražský deník.

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