Ahoj* from Prague!

Ahoj* from Prague!



Experience “the city of a hundred spires” and get to know the must-sees of picturesque Prague. Don’t wait any longer.

The history of Prague dates back over a thousand years. It has been nicknamed “the city of a hundred spires” for a good reason: everywhere you look, you will be stunned with splendid views of domed churches and old towers that combine to make this place one of the world’s architectural gems. Possessing one of the best-preserved historic city centres in Europe, the narrow laneways of Prague’s Old Town open up onto spectacular squares waiting to be explored. So, don’t wait any longer. Must-sees of the picturesque Prague are right under your nose.

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Dear future Praguers,

Have you decided yet what to do and where to go as soon as you arrive in the capital of the Czech Republic? Did you already find accommodation for your study period in Prague? If not, this article will guide you through the best places to visit in this enchanting city. If, however, you have been to Prague before and are familiar with stylish apartments at THE FIZZ, then you can still discover something new about the city of Franz Kafka. Let’s brag about living in Prague!

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Experience the Astronomical Clock strike an hour

When exploring the city, make sure to start at its Old Town. The historic centre of Prague is where you will find the splendid Old Town Square with the highlight of the Old Town Hall. The south face of the building features one of Prague’s most famous monuments, the Astronomical Clock. Make sure to be there right before the top of the hour to watch the spectacle of the mechanical clock making a turn. The clock shows a visualization of time unlike anything else in the world. Not only is it exceptionally beautiful and rich in symbolism, but also a font of information. When you look for the point at the upper clock’s dial where the golden hand meets the Roman numerals, then you will be able to read the time. Additionally, the two clock faces tell you the day and month of the year, the zodiac sign, the times of sunrise and sunset, or the current phase of the moon. Not bad for a clock first installed in 1410, don’t you think?

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Get creative at the Lennon Wall

The small show of the Astronomical Clock never fails to disappoint the many onlookers and so as an ever-changing wall filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti, lyrics from Beatle’s songs, and designs relating to local and global causes. Although Prague is a long way from Liverpool, the birthplace of the Beatles, the John Lennon Wall attracts travelers from all around the world being the city’s most unlikely attraction. It all started after the killing of the Beatle’s lead singer in 1980 as an act of deviance that blossomed into a colourful collage of protest text, images, and lyrics. Although the wall has been whitewashed several times, the graffiti kept reappearing and it continues to evolve as a living art project up until today. Many visitors choose to make their contribution to the wall. Will you be one of those who let themselves get carried away by their creativity?

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Get astonished by the Dancing House

It is safe to say that Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry gave free rein to their creative ideas… and just went with the flow, literally! Together they designed an unusually shaped building that features unique curves that resemble a pair of dancers. The structure consists of two towers, one made of rock and the other shaped like a woman wearing a skirt and represents the famous dance couple Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers. The Dancing House is Prague’s most outstanding modern architectural creation and clearly stands out among the buildings along the riverside. Even though most of its interior is used as office spaces and a luxury hotel, unique views can be enjoyed from the restaurant on the 7th floor. In addition, you can admire Prague’s skyline from the summer terrace or live a multidimensional experience at the Glass Bar on the top of the building. So…, shall we have this dance?

Escape reality at the DOX

As you can probably tell by now, Prague is a city with a huge “wow effect” and the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art is another place that contributes to it. While exploring the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic make sure to stop by the largest independent institution in the country focusing on contemporary art. This former factory has become an example of cutting-edge modern architecture where art, literature, theatre and music transform everyday experience. DOX is considered to be a dynamic cultural platform and an arena for confronting varying approaches and trends. This multifunctional space with an eclectic nature delivers not only attractive exhibitions but also an interesting accompanying program. And guess what? It will surprise you every single time as the museum frequently cycles its offerings.

Taste the world-famous beer (or two)

Prague is undeniably a city of endless beauty with spectacular architectural sites. It is also one of the European Capitals best known for a certain kind of beverage. The Czechs claim to have the best beer in the world and Prague is a great place to test their claim! If you are a beer aficionado, make sure to visit the Prague Beer Museum which offers more than 31 quality beers on tap. To see what all the fuss is about you will want to look up some of the best breweries in the city, like U Fleku or Vysehrad Beer Garden. Find yourself a nice spot with a good view, either by the river or in a square somewhere and enjoy a cold pivo*. Most Czech beers are light beers, brewed naturally from hand-picked hops, so they make a pleasant refreshment during hot summer days. Cheers guys!

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Regardless of where you consume your beverages, you will want to get back home conveniently after several pints of beer. Let me show you the way to your residence. Get on a train or metro that will take you to the station Nádraží Holešovice. You are going to reach it in no time, especially from the city centre. Search for a modern building with the main door made of glass and a sign THE FIZZ above the entrance. Inside, you are going to stumble upon diverse and multifaceted community areas like a study room, gaming corner, movie lounge, or communal kitchen. The elevator is gonna take you to one of six floors where your naturally furnished apartment is located. See you around, dear Fizzie!

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