Most see the removal of low-grade busking as a positive move by Prague's city council. Alcotourism in Prague

Alcotourism: How to Save Cultural Integrity of Prague

Alcotourism has taken Prague hostage in recent years, but big changes could be on the horizon. How can a city steeped in beer-related history find its way out of the trap of cheap tourism antics? Continue reading to learn about the benefits of cultural tourism.

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Can Prague Fix its Overtourism? Sustainable Travel Methods Offers Hope

Overtourism is threatening Prague’s cultural heritage, but changes in the city’s tourism plan could be on their way. Read more to learn the advantages of shifting the economy towards a sustainable tourism model based on preservation.

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Below are tips for improving your garden space to be more animal-friendly and tips for safe interactions with Prague’s wildlife.

Meet Prague’s Wildlife: Interact With Swans, Hedgehogs, and More

Warmer weather is here a popular pastime is to feed the swans on the Vltava and set up bird feeders in gardens, but what foods are appropriate for each animal? Read more to find out which animals are beneficial for your garden and how to keep yourself and the wildlife safe.

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Short-Term Rentals Are in Crisis, But Should They Recover?

If you have noticed an increase in luxury flats available for short-term rent on Facebook, you aren’t alone. AirBnb hosts are scrambling to fill empty flats as tourism abruptly ended in March and the borders will remain closed until at least June. Could COVID-19 finally put much needed restraints on the short-term rental economy?

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Konopiště and The Start of World War I

It may come as a surprise to many that the beginning of World War I has roots in Czech Republic, and only about 40 kilometers from Prague. Franz Ferdinand, the archduke and heir presumptive of Austria Hungary, turned a quiet, remote hunting lodge into his family’s full-time residence; he and his wife, (along with their three children) lived at Konopiště until that fateful day in 1914 that ignited World War I.

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What’s in a Name? Discover Czech Republic’s Naming Traditions

Czech Republic’s naming process is steeped in tradition and cultural influence. Names carry a long, historical significance and are chosen with great care by parents. The use of academic titles in everyday life and the celebration of name days can come as a surprise to new expats, and the exclusion of middle names and patronymics can be a bureaucratic nightmare. Some names may be familiar, but others, such as Jíři, are unique to the region.

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