Two Days in Prague
Find out what’s happening in the Czech capital this summer from Bohemian Jazz festivals to traditional folklore parades with our guide to Summer Festivals in Prague.
The Czech capital is famous for its beautiful bridges, the oldest castle in the world, Kafka and great beer, but there is more than just pivo and outstanding architecture to this romantic destination.
The ‘Golden City’
A beautiful capital packed with historical monuments, museums and old town allure; Prague lies on the Vltava River and has well preserved districts that make it a photographer’s dream. The stunning architecture and cobbled streets with horse drawn carriages make it a charming tourist attraction, with the main sites busy all year round. Take a break from the tourist trail and try something a little different; enjoy Prague like a local.
Do you like sailing? If so, you may know that Josef Ludvík František Ressel (29 June 1793 – 9 October 1857) was an Austrian-Czech forester and inventor who designed one of the first working ship’s propellers, and at Equity Point Prague we have a room designed to commemorate it.
He worked in Landstrass (Kostanjevica on the Krka river in Carniola in Slovenia), where he tested his ship propellers for the first time.
In 1821 he was transferred to Trieste (Italy), the biggest port of the Austrian Empire, where his tests were successful. He was awarded a propeller patent in 1827. Continue reading
Klementinum is about a “must see” in Prague: one of its most spectacular places to visit. You will be fascinated by the majestic and the historical atmosphere of the Klementinum.
The Klementinum is a historic complex of buildings in Prague. It is currently in use as the National Library of the Czech Republic. In 2005, the Czech National Library received the UNESCO Jikji prize (Memory of the World). Continue reading
In this long itinerary through the history of the decorations of Equity Point Prague’s Hostel, we are going to present you the most refreshing subject: BEER!
Plze?ský Prazdroj, known better by its German name Pilsner Urquell, is a bottom-fermented beer produced since 1842 in Pilsen, part of today’s Czech Republic. Pilsner Urquell was the first Pilsner beer in the world. Continue reading
Franz Kafka is best known and world-renowned representative of Prague German literature, one of the most significant fiction writers in 20th-century world literature.
After graduating in law from Prague’s German University, he worked from 1907 to 1922 as an official in two insurance associations. He regarded writing as his main purpose in life and found it hard to reconcile in with his work at the office which he performed conscientiously. Continue reading
Today, precious design it’s our subject. Bohemian glass, or Bohemia crystal, is a decorative glass produced in regions of Bohemia and Silesia, now in the current state of the Czech Republic, since the 13th century.
Oldest archaeology excavations of glass-making sites date to around 1250 and are located in the Lusatian Mountains of Northern Bohemia.
Bohemia was a part of the Austro/Hungarian Empire now part of the Czech Republic, and was famous for its beautiful and colourful glass. Continue reading
Now-a-days going to have a coffee and put some sugar cubes is a normal action. But when they were born?
Sugar cubes were first produced in the nineteenth century. In the 1840s, Juliana Rad, who was married to the head of a sugar refinery in Moravia –Czech Republic–, cut a finger while chopping sugar. She complained to her husband, perhaps while waving her bandaged hand: Why not make units of sugar that would come perfectly sized for one cup of tea?
Jakub Krystof Rad’s innovation was to use a press to make the cubes, and he soon presented a box of them to his wife. Continue reading