Monthly Archives: October 2009

Atop Vítkov, new energy and purpose

The Prague Post Revamped memorial offers panoramic views of the city and lessons in local history The enormous equestrian statue on the hill straddling Karlín and Žižkov is hard to miss. Getting there is another matter, as it’s not the easiest place to access. However, visitors who make it to the top are rewarded with… Read more »

Uncertainty still plagues mortgage market

Prague Monitor Magazine Over a year after it began, the economic crisis is still being blamed for a slew of problems. A strong crown combined with other countries’ financial troubles has hit the national industrial and export markets hard. Companies are being cautious, and this leads to worried employees – meaning concerned consumers. The mortgage… Read more »

Plenty of Room at the Inn

The Prague Post Irish hotel chain officially opens first location outside British Isles in Prague Crowds gathered the second Thursday in October to launch the latest Jurys Inn, a mid-range hotel brand with more than 30 locations, the new Prague site being the Irish company’s first foray into continental Europe. Traditional Irish music and folk… Read more »

The new frontier

The Prague Post Digital projecting technology opens possibilities for stargazers at Prague Planetarium Sitting in a cushy blue chair, you see the night sky displayed before you as large as life. The Milky Way cuts across the expanse, and planets zoom in and out to meet your eye. You aren’t a space tourist, just on… Read more »

Beyond Lamaze

The Prague Post Women’s center takes holistic approach to birth preparation In a large room, women lay on the floor working their stomach muscles and breathing deeply: a typical Pilates class. In a second room, the floor is covered with infants laying on blankets, their exercise limited to grasping at toys and cooing. Such is… Read more »

New National Museum

Expats.cz The National Museum’s new sibling opens its first exhibition In August, the National Museum (www.nm.cz) opened a new building; right next door to their current digs at the top of Václavské námestí. The building has seen a lot of interesting tenants over the years. It served as the Prague Bourse until World War II… Read more »