It is awesome to finally be able to travel freely once again. There is no need for masks and life is back to normal. As a result, we expect hundreds of thousands of people to come to Prague for the Christmas markets again in 2022. Are you going to be one of them?
This year the Christmas markets will open on November 26th and they will remain open until January 6th. The day on which the Christmas markets close is the same every year, but there is always a little exciting to see the date on which they will open.
But, you don’t have to wait and look around anymore, because they will open on November 26th.
You should be aware, however, that it will be very crowded as they open. But, that is part of the magic and what brings the Christmas atmosphere to us all.
Would you like to know more about the Christmas markets in Prague?
The entire world is speaking about the coronavirus at the moment. We read about people getting infected, people dying, and about big precautions made in order for people not to get infected. But, should you cancel your trip to Prague for that reason?
Please be aware of the fact that this is not health advice. This is simply about sharing information about the situation in Prague and in the Czech Republic. Your personal health is always more important than a trip to the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. But, should you cancel your trip to Prague?
The latest news on the coronavirus from Prague and the Czech Republic!
The Coronavirus in Prague and in the Czech Republic
What’s happening in Prague? – March 19.
People are only allowed to be outside if they visit family members, go to work, or if they visit a grocery store or a pharmacy. Only people from the Czech Republic are allowed to enter the country, and people from the Czech Republic are not allowed to leave the country.
89 new people were diagnosed with the coronavirus on March 16.
67 new people were diagnosed with the coronavirus on March 17.
72 new people were diagnosed with the coronavirus on March 18.
The total number (officially) of people with the Covid-19 virus in the Czech Republic is now 522.
25 new people were diagnosed with the virus on March 13.
48 new people were diagnosed with the virus on March 14.
109 new people were diagnosed with the virus on March 15.
Based on these numbers, the total number of people infected by the virus in the Czech Republic is now 253. As of today, people should only be outside as they travel to and from work, as they go to the grocery store, or as they visit family.
Stricter Rules – March 13.
22 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the Czech Republic yesterday. To stop it from spreading, they have declared a 30-day emergency. In this period, restaurants will only be open between 6.00 and 20.00, while swimming pools, galleries, and libraries will be closed. Events with more than 30 people are prohibited. Borders are closed, and people will only be allowed to enter the Czech Republic on 11 different border points. People from high-risk countries (including Germany and Austria) are not allowed to enter the Czech Republic, and the people in the Czech Republic are not allowed to visit those countries.
The Coronavirus in the Czech Republic – March 12.
All public events with more than 100 people attending are banned in the Czech Republic. All schools and universities are closed, and they are considering limiting the usage of public transportation. There are a total of 94 cases infected the virus in the Czech Republic. There are still no death cases caused by the virus.
People are recommended to stay indoor and travel as little as possible.
The number of people infected by the coronavirus in the Czech Republic has raised to 26. Everyone with the virus is doing fine. They have tested almost 800 people for the virus so far. All the infected people have gotten the virus in connection to Northern Italy (22) or in connection with Boston (4).
From Monday, they will do fever tests on all the people entering the country at more than 10 different border-sites (between the Czech Republic and Germany and between the Czech Republic and Austria).
People are worried about traveling, not only to Prague, but to other destinations as well. Some people are canceling their planned trips to Prague, not because the situation is so bad in Prague, but simply to take precautions.
All activities in Prague proceed as normal, people use public transportation, and all the boats on the Vltava river travel with normal schedules. But, people wash their hands more carefully, not only tourists, but also the locals.
There will be held a biathlon competition in Nove Mesto this weekend. The city is located 165km from Prague. The event will be arranged without spectators, due to fear that it could help spread the coronavirus.
The number of people infected in the Czech Republic by the Coronavirus has been raised to five. Two of the people infected were students who traveled from Milano to Vienna, to Budapest, to Brno, and then to Prague, meaning that they may have infected others on their way to Prague.
Today we received news of the first three people in the Czech Republic infected by the coronavirus. All of them had been to the territory of Northern Italy. A university in Brno has told all their students to study from home and watch online lectures, and flights between areas in Northern Italy and the Czech Republic have been canceled, and that is also so for flights between Southern Korea and the Czech Republic.
There are still lots of tourists in Prague and they enjoy tourist activities like on any normal day!
A couple of people who had been to Italy were hospitalized due to their symptoms. However, nobody has tested positively on the coronavirus test yet. Life in Prague goes on as normal and all tourist programs are available.
Christmas is approaching, and to celebrate the festivities and joy of Christmas, we have lowered the prices of our airport transfer services in Prague.
An airport transfer is an ideal way to start your trip to Prague. It will take you quickly and efficiently to your hotel, and it will help you save time and get to your hotel as quickly as possible. Some people enjoy looking around at the airport and checking prices here and there, looking for public transportation possibilities, and then drinking a coffee, before they decide to go for one option or the other. But, if you want to get as quickly as possible to your hotel, a pre-booked airport transfer is an ideal solution.
The price changes for the airport transfers
Earlier, the price for an airport transfer for 1-3 persons was 873 CZK. We have now changed this price, making it 150 CZK cheaper, which means the final price now is 713 CZK (30 USD / 27 Euro / 279 NOK / 298 SEK).
Our previous price for a group of 4-8 persons was 1088 CZK. We have lowered this price with 150 CZK as well, making the new price for such kind of transfers 938 CZK ( 40 USD / 36 Euro / 373 NOK / 391 SEK ).
We hope you like the sound of these prices changes as you come to Prague. If you want to read more about our airport transfer service, make a booking, or just see the prices for even larger groups, visit our airport transfers page immediately.
Enjoy your stay in Prague. Do not forget, we can also help you with a booking of a river cruise, a beer dinner, or a guided tour of some sort. Look around at www.praguepraha.com and be inspired!
Recently we discovered that there has been some trouble with our beer dinner request form. The result of the problem is that we haven’t received any of the requests that have been made on the website.
If you have requested a beer dinner in the period between July 15th and August 5th, you haven’t received any information, invoice or answer from us, and that is because we haven’t received your request. This is again due to an error with the contact form. This has now been fixed, meaning that you can once again request beer dinners and other Prague programs here in our Prague Guide.
Contact us for more information or if you want to enjoy such a program!
Are you a big fan of Prague? Would you like to get a daily dose of beautiful Prague pictures, and even more pictures from the Czech Republic? Head over to Steemit!
Steemit is a platform for bloggers, photographers, travelers, journalists, writers, video-bloggers, and so many more. But, it isn’t just for those creating material. It is also for the normal guy on the street who just wants to read interesting articles and look at amazing pictures.
And, if you want to watch beautiful pictures from the Czech Republic every day, and maybe even take part in a photo competition in which you can even win money, then visit Czech Global Hosts on Steemit. On his profile, you will see daily photo competitions, and in these, anyone can take part and share their pictures from the Czech Republic. The 15 best pictures every day will be rewarded, and it is possible for anyone to take part.
All you need to take part in the competition is a Steemit profile, and that is something you can easily get by registering on the Steemit website. Who knows, maybe the pictures you made in Prague can be used for more than just getting dusty in an old photo album (or on a rusty hard-drive)?
If you just want to watch the pictures and have a good time, no registration is needed at all!
Cesky Krumlov, as seen on the picture above, is a city you will often meet during the photo competitions. It is a beautiful city with some fantastic buildings, an awesome atmosphere, and with possibilities of making fantastic panorama pictures.
Head over to Steemit and take a look, we are sure you will have a good time! If you have questions or comments related to this, just write a comment beneath!
This year is a fantastic year for tourists coming to Prague, and once again one of the highlights of the year is the annual beer festival.
The Czech beer festival has been arranged for years and years, and it is a giant success every year. This year it will open on May 10th and the festival will last until May 26th. That means you have 17 days to enjoy cold Czech beer and all sorts of brands that you have never even heard about before. There is a small entrance fee to enter the festival area, but for as little as 100 CZK you get the right to enter into the festival area every single day of the festival, which truly is a ridiculously low price.
You should also be warned. April has been incredibly hot in Prague, and so far May has started the same way. Do not forget to drink a lot, bring some sun lotion, and be careful with the combination of strong sun and lots of alcohol! Enjoy your stay!
Václav Havel Airport is the official name of the airport in Prague. It is located within the city borders, but still outside the heart of the city. What is the distance between the airport and downtown Prague?
The official airport in Prague is enjoying more and more passengers every single year. It is expected to surpass a total of 15,000,000 passengers in 2017, and that number will just keep on growing in 2018 as well. According to Wikipedia, it is located about 12 km outside the city center of Prague. If you do a cross-check on Google Maps, you will, however, see that the real distance between Prague Airport and downtown Prague (the Old Town square) is rather 16-17km. That isn’t much of a distance either, at least not compared to the Ciampino Airport in Rome which is 30km outside the city center. If you compare it with Stansted Airport in London, then it is like a dream (as Stansted is located more than 60km outside London).
How much time does the ride take from Prague Airport to downtown?
If you jump in a taxi (or book an airport transfer with us), then the travel time should be quick. Depending on the location of your hotel or apartment, you should, however, calculate a travel time of 25-40 minutes. It might be quicker sometimes, but in general, it takes between 25-40 minutes.
Want to use public transportation to get from the airport to downtown?
You can also travel with public transportation from Prague Airport to downtown. You can then first travel by bus 119 to the stop Nádraží Veleslavín (7 stops). There you will jump on the tram which will take you to Staroměstská which is in the city center of Prague. From there you just walk on to wherever you want to be downtown Prague.
What to do when you arrive in Prague?
When you get to Prague downtown, there are millions of things to do. You can read around in our Prague Guide to find ideas and inspiration. Some of the most popular programs in Prague are for sure the river cruises, the guided tour and of course shopping. We hope you will find inspiration as you read, and we wish you a fantastic stay in Prague.
We have offered airport transfers in Prague for a long time, but just now we broadened our offer, meaning that we can also arrange with a limousine airport transfer for those wanting the little extra!
We are in a really great mood today. Not only did we make our services bigger, but we also lowered the prices on the normal airport transfer. You heard us right, we lowered the prices. For a normal airport transfer for 1-4 persons the price was just lowered from 900 CZK to 795 CZK, meaning that more money is left for you to enjoy your stay in Prague afterwards. And if you look for activities and ideas for what to do in Prague, look around in our Prague Guide where you can read about river cruises, beer dinners and interesting excursions.
If you want a limousine to wait for you at the airport, then you can choose between a Lincoln limousine or a Hummer. These are both fantastic and will give you and your travel mates a fantastic start on your trip. Read more about the airport transfers in Prague right here.
May is one of the most fantastic months every year. The temperatures get better and better, and it is a month with lots of events taking place in Prague.
The information given in the start of this article is true mostly every year. But, in 2017 May seems to become an even better month than normal. There will be lots of events taking place in Prague, and starting in only two days from now with the annual Prague marathon. You can read more about this and other events in Prague here in the Prague Guide.
A few days after the Prague Marathon, a fantastic artist will come to town. His name is Andre Rieu, and fans of classical music will for sure enjoy his concert in the O2 Arena.
After Andre Rieu has been to the O2 Arena, Lord of the Dance will perform with their Dangerous Games program. And the people of Prague only need to sleep once before it is time for the worlds most famous circus performance, Cirque du Soleil, to come to Prague. They will perform several nights in Prague, but on May 22nd it is stop, because then Deep Purple will take control over the O2 Arena as they have their concert there. Two days after that Depeche mode will have a fantastic concert in Prague, and then the month will end with several Rammstein concerts.
If you want to buy a ticket for any of these or some other Prague event, visit Viagogo.
If you want help with a river cruise, a beer dinner or some other program in Prague during this period, hurry up and do your booking today! Read more and book such programs here in our Prague Guide.
That ain’t everything!
So far we have only mentioned concerts and events, and a marathon, but let us not forget that May is the month for the annual Czech beer festival in Prague. This event lasts for 2 1/2 week every year in May, so do not miss out on in if you are a fan of Prague, the Czech Republic and of beer.
Do you have any other programs you would recommend to people coming to Prague in May? Write a comment!
Finally the days when Netflix did not exist in the Czech Republic is history! Since the start of January in 2016 Netflix is available on the Czech market and if you visit netflix.com you can start your 30 day free trial also in the Czech Republic. There are lots of great films and TV series available already so do like us and get your Netflix subscription today!
Maybe you already have a Netflix subscription and would like to watch it while in Prague? That is no problem, just visit Netflix.com and get started. But, what if you come to Prague and would like to watch US Netflix while in the Czech Republic? Is that possible?
Of course it is possible and what you need in order for this to work is to get yourself an American IP address. You can get that easily using a VPN service like HideMyAss. If you visit their website and sign up for their services, then you only need to download the HideMyAss client and connect to a server in the USA. Once connected you will have an American IP address and then you can watch US Netflix in the Czech Republic at once.
Watch Czech Netflix abroad
In the same way you can use HideMyAss to get yourself a Czech IP address. Connect to a server in the Czech Republic and once connected you can visit the Netflix website again and then you will be able to watch Czech Netflix from outside the Czech Republic. That is how easy it is and in this way you can easily switch between the different Netflix regions and watch region free Netflix in a few minutes from now!
Have fun watching region free Netflix and watching Czech Netflix from outside the Czech Republic and watching US and other Netflix regions from the Czech Republic.
[stbpro id=”info”]The Czech Republic was not the only nation to receive Netflix in the start of January in 2016. Together with the Czech Republic more than 120 other nations also gained access to Netflix, for example Poland, Slovakia and Hungary! For more Netflix news and information about swapping Netflix regions and new films and TV series added to Netflix visit netflix.fromabroad.org.[/stbpro]
[stbpro id=”warning”]Upon arrival to the Czech Republic most titles were available in the original language and with English subtitles, but in a few months this will for sure turn much better and most content will be available with local subtitles and maybe also synchronized voices?[/stbpro]