Praha/Liberec, 21 December 2021 – Czech hotel chain PYTLOUN HOTELS (PH), which currently operates thirteen design, traditional and apartment hotels in the Czech Republic, has announced that it has expanded its hotel offering by adding a luxury 4* Prague hotel – Pytloun Kampa Garden Hotel Prague – from October 2021. The hotel is located in the historic centre of Prague on one of the most beautiful urban islands in the world – Kampa. Thanks to its attractive location in Prague 1, the hotel is just a few steps away from important Prague sights such as Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Liechtenstein Palace, Lennon Wall, St. Nicholas Cathedral and others. The building that houses the hotel also has a very interesting history,Continue Reading

On Tuesday August 31st, Czech meteorologists from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute expect heavy rainfall to strike most of the country. Border regions with mountains are expected to receive the most rainfall, with as much as 90 litres per metre squared expected in Jizerské hory, Krkonoše, Jeseníky and Beskydy. This will more than likely elevate the levels of rivers which flow through these regions, so minor flooding could come throughout the day. Moreover, this rain is expected to impact all drivers heavily. Such volumes of water falling from the sky are expected to make most drainage systems overflow soon, so water will be present on the streets. Thus, all drivers should expect low visibility and high risks of aquaplaning, as moreContinue Reading

This July, the Václav Havel International Airport in Prague allowed 605 000 passengers to reach their desired destinations. Compared to July 2020, it is 140% more passengers that got to meet their families, reach their jobs, or just explore the world thanks to the complex in Ruzyně. Still, it is just a third of the traffic the airport was used to before the pandemic. Some are still too afraid of the disease to spend hours in the confined space of the plane, others don’t have the economic means for plane travel after losing their jobs, and others just cannot be bothered with the staggering amount of bureaucracy connected to attempting to travel anywhere these days. Planes carried passengers most frequentlyContinue Reading

Czech citizens were returning from their vacation in Italy, organized by the Czech tour company Čedok. Unfortunately, the last hours of their trip were disturbed by some unexpected events. On Saturday morning around 6:30am, August 21st, as the bus was exiting the highway in Lower Bavaria District in Germany, it suddenly overturned and crashed by the side of the road. Despite some speculations that the 57 years old Czech man, who was the driver of the bus, had gone into microsleep, the exact cause of the accident is still to be determined. The German police are certain that no other vehicles were a part of the accident. Nevertheless, the investigation is not yet concluded. The bus had 36 passengers onContinue Reading

If you are looking for a travel tip in the centre of the Czech Republic, read closely. The allegedly ‘magical’ spring of St. Anne near Pohled is full of water again after a 5 year pause. The water stopped running from the natural spring half a decade ago, after 130 years of serving the locals. These people were devastated when their spring stopped running due to ongoing droughts in the Czech Republic. At one point in the past few years, the well of the spring also got contaminated with faecal bacteria, which seemed like the final blow to the possibility of the spring ever delivering water again. Nevertheless, the spring is now miraculously functional again, the bacteria are gone, andContinue Reading

From today to Monday August 2nd, citizens from the Czech Republic won’t be able to apply for a new ID card if they need it. Due to a European Union normative, starting next week all the ID cards and passports have to have biometric data to enhance their cybersecurity. This implementation aims to make these documents safer to avoid potential counterfeiting and thefts. “The identity card will now be safer and we will still be able to travel around Europe without having to carry a passport. I recommend citizens to check the validity of their documents to avoid inconveniences, for example when going on vacation” stated the Interior Minister Jan Hamáček (ČSSD). August will bring Czechs a new card thatContinue Reading

A train owned by the Czech company Regiojet full of Czech tourists got stuck for 11 hours on Sunday night in Hungary, due to a malfunction in the train’s engine. The train departing from the Czech Republic was headed for Split, Croatia. Many of its passengers were Czech families looking forward to a pleasant vacation by the sea. Instead they were met with 11 hours of misinformation, chaos and worry. Some passengers even resorted to contacting the owner of the company via email. They have criticized the supposed lack of preparation by the company for malfunctions on their trains. For a private company trying to outclass the Czech national rail company, an incident like this could be very devastating. OnContinue Reading

Although it has recently become easier to travel to the Czech Republic from the UK for those who are fully vaccinated, it seems that some UK airports did not get the memo. Over the weekend, there have been reports of fully vaccinated Czech citizens having trouble to board a plane back home. These troubles have likely stemmed from the recent change in Czech travel restrictions for vaccinated citizens. These changes allowed people to fly back home without a test for covid-19. However these changes seem to have caught the airports in the United Kingdom off-guard, as the passengers from the Czech Republic struggled to board their flights, especially those provided by the airline Ryanair. Multiple passengers have reported having unpleasantContinue Reading

It seems Czech travel restrictions are a joke to some. According to Seznam Zprávy, some Czechs are getting out of the country by car, just to fly to an exotic destination with high risk or even extremely high risk of covid-19 transfer from an airport outside the country. Thus, when they return back to the Czech Republic by driving their car back from the foreign airport, they do not undergo any strict documentation checks or checks of their subsequent self-isolation, as they would if they arrived at a Czech airport instead. This does not come as a shock to many, as the land border patrols within the Schengen zone are not capable of filtering incoming tourists as well as airportContinue Reading