Monday, 16 September 2019

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Mariánské náměstí will become pedestrian zone starting at end of September

Expats.cz |
29 August 2019

Mariánské náměstí, the square in front of Prague City Hall, will start to be transformed as of the second half of September. The Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) has selected studio Xtopix to make a study proposing a new design for the square.

55 out of 58 pseudo-historical cars in Prague fail inspections

Expats.cz |
29 August 2019

Prague's ongoing effort to clean up the tourism sector has led to inspections of faux-historical vehicles, sightseeing buses, and street trains. The results were not favorable. "During the summer, there were 11 inspection days of pseudo-historical vehicles and sightseeing coaches, which every Prague citizen certainly noticed. We've found a lot of crazy things," Deputy Mayor Adam Scheinherr (Praha sobě) said on Facebook.

Czechs still like to shop at malls, especially for food, despite growth in e-commerce

Expats.cz |
28 August 2019

Shopping centers in the Czech Republic have been successful again, but e-commerce is gaining ground. The highest growth at shopping centers was in gastronomy, while electronics saw a drop, according to the CBRE Shopping Center Index study, compiled for the seventh year by the retail service firm CBRE.

Czech students' live re-creations of medieval paintings go viral

Expats.cz |
28 August 2019

Illustrations in medieval manuscripts are always just a bit off. A mysterious group of Czech cosplaying students at the ruins of Hrad Pořešín in South Bohemia did their best to re-create 15 illuminations from obscure hand-copied books.

Ariana Grande's Prague concert has new date, very tight security

Expats.cz |
28 August 2019

People planning on seeing the Ariana Grande's Sweetener World Tour at Prague's O2 Arena should know two important things: the date has been moved up to September 4, and security will be extremely tight to enter the venue.

An expat's guide to state education in Czech Republic

Expats.cz |
27 August 2019

Navigating the Czech school system typically tops the list of expat concerns. Here are the basics of what to expect from the early years through the university application process.

PVK: Climate change is causing more water outages in Prague

Expats.cz |
27 August 2019

Prague is experiencing more outages of its water supply. Extended heat and drought due to climate change is a key reason, as it damages underground pipes. Last year, the number of outage incidents exceeded 5,000 for the first time, and so far this year is on track to be even higher.

The pros and cons of living in Vinohrady

Expats.cz |
26 August 2019

Despite its long-established reputation for continuity and tradition, major changes are sweeping through Vinohrady. Now is the perfect time to take stock and look at the pros and cons of living here.

Czech Switzerland dominates the list of CR's top 10 natural attractions

Expats.cz |
26 August 2019

While foreign tourists flock to Prague in the summer, local residents try to get out of the city and see some of the Czech Republic's natural wonders. In terms of the overall numbers of visitors, seven of the top 10 natural sights are in one area known as Czech Switzerland.

Brno tram and pedestrian accident draws attention to inattention while walking

Expats.cz |
26 August 2019

Prague has recently seen two graphic campaigns to try to inform people of the dangers of looking at phones while crossing tram tracks. An accident in Brno, though, helps to bring the point home. A 13-year-old boy can be seen crossing directly in front of a moving tram and being knocked down.

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