Prague holidays

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‘Like knocking down the Eiffel tower’: battle to save historic Prague bridge
A plan from Czech railways to replace the emblematic landmark with a modern structure is facing an impassioned backlash

Robert Tait in Prague

21, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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A local’s guide to Prague: the best beer, cool architecture and hunting for fossils
Actor and gallery curator Pavel Lagner leads us to Renaissance pavilions, fun cocktail bars and delicious, stinky cheese

Interview by Mark Pickering

11, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The joys of Czech tramping – ‘hiking with friendship, freedom and fun’
In the Czech Republic, being a tramp means folk singing, rum drinking, wild camping in the forest and bonhomie

Mark Pickering

10, Jul, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Glad you’re not here: stag party capitals vow to ‘do tourism differently’
From Prague to Kraków, locals take advantage of travel restrictions to reclaim tourist hotspots

Shaun Walker in Budapest

30, May, 2020 @11:35 AM

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‘I’m a stranger in my own city’: Prague takes on Airbnb to dam flood of tourists
Joining a battle already being waged by many other cities, the Czech capital’s mayor wants new laws to limit the lettings website

Robert Tait

01, Feb, 2020 @4:04 PM

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A local’s guide to Prague: 10 top tips
Nearly 30 years on from the Velvet Revolution, the Czech capital is still evolving, epitomised by its new cultural attractions and diverse food and drink

David Creighton

03, Jun, 2019 @10:00 AM

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City breaks with kids: Prague
A family break to the Czech capital means interactive museums, parks full of activities and sweet treats for children – and an abundance of cheap beer for the parents

Jenny Elliott

03, May, 2018 @5:30 AM

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Wheeling the axe: Prague to ban bikes from historic squares and streets
Cyclists will soon be banned from historic central spots in the Czech capital by officials citing pedestrian safety – yet 1,000 cars will not

Robert Tait in Prague

03, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Makeovers rescue Prague from devastating flood damage
Prague’s riverside districts, left in ruins when the banks burst 15 years ago, are now abuzz with development projects, including lively arts and entertainment spaces, shops and cafes

David Creighton

26, Aug, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Prague's cryptocurrency cafe: perfect brew of beans and bitcoins
The terms espresso bar and ‘anarchic ethical hacker collective’ don’t usually go together but this radical bitcoin-only hub in the Czech capital is no ordinary cafe

Lisette Allen

26, Apr, 2017 @11:30 AM

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'Don't worry, I won't kill you': the strange boom in homeless tourism
From Prague to Los Angeles, tours led by homeless guides are showing visitors the dark heart of familiar cities – but does it help, or is it just poverty porn?

Craille Maguire Gillies

10, Apr, 2017 @9:02 AM

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Poverty tourism: homeless guides show Prague's less salubrious side
Social enterprise Pragulic employs homeless people in the Czech capital to raise awareness of the hardship of life on the streets

Lisette Allen

01, Jun, 2016 @4:00 AM

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