5 tips for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the Czech Republic
Give 2015 a stylish reception!
We have 5 tips for you to enjoy the coming of the New Year in a way you will long remember.
New Year’s Eve in the Opera
Greet 2015 in the Prague State Opera by taking part in a traditional, prestigious celebration with Johann Strauss’s operetta Die Fledermaus (The Bat)! You can relish the gastronomic experience provided by Gold Buffet and after midnight you can have a dance to the music of a swing orchestra right on the stage. The programme starts by a toast at 7.30 pm and ends – as is usual on New Year’s Eve – in early morning hours.
Fireworks in Prague
If you are a fireworks lover, you must not miss the traditional New Year’s fireworks show in the centre of Prague. The show will be launched on 1st January at 6.00 pm from the Letná Park, so you will be able to see the best of it when stationed near the riverbanks in Prague’s Old Town. Find your place on a bridge or a riverbank well in advance, though, and make sure not to arrive in the last minute – you might miss all the beauty in the sky due to the thick crowd. The fireworks show will last about 10 minutes.
New Year’s Concert in Rudolfinum
The Czech Philharmonic organizes a traditional New Year’s concert on 1st January 2015 at 8.00 pm in its home – Prague’s Rudolfinum. The programme includes recent pieces from the world of classical music. Among the guests are soprano singer Ailyn Pérez and bass-baritone Adam Plachetka.
Visit of the Karlštejn Castle
The majestic castle of Karlštejn was built by the Emperor Charles IV as a place fit for storing the Bohemian Crown Jewels and collections of holy relics and to receive honourable guests. You can visit the castle on the last day of the year as well as on the New Year’s Day: from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Lipno Treetop Walkway
The first and only treetop walkway in the Czech Republic near the Lipno Dam is open all year, including the last day of the year and the first day of the New Year. Furthermore, on 1st January it hosts an event called New Year’s Treetop Walk. If the weather is fine, you can look forward to a fantastic view of the Alps, nearly all of the Lipno Dam, the beautiful surroundings of Šumava and the mountains Novohradské hory. The ascent to the first lookout floor of the tower located in 37 metres is completely barrier-free. All participants will receive small presents and keepsake cards. To keep the visitors warm on the walkway, hot Christmas punch will be distributed for free. The opening hours in winter are 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
In the Realm of Humans: Jaroslav Kučera’s Silent Dialogues by Markéta Hrehorová - Anglo American University (Foto: Roman Kelbich)
Exhibition running till 2. 4. 2017 @ Leica Gallery Prague
Eno's The Ship at Veletržní palác by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The installation is meant to be an ambient three-dimensional song
David Ives' All In The Timing at Kolowrat by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Seven short plays capture the feel of New York in the 1980s
Afterparty premieres at Archa by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Divadlo Archa)
A new play applies Václav Havel's ideas to the current political landscape
Fashion is our Cultural Mirror by Tran Cao - Anglo American University
Retro @ National Museum’s New Building, open till April 30th, 2017
Juergen Teller: Enjoy Your Life! by Annie Friesen - Anglo American University (Foto: galerierudolfinum.cz)
Juergen Teller: Enjoy Your Life! @ Galerie Rudolfinum till 19.03.2017
The Municipal Museum presents Prague in the 18th century by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Almost 200 rare prints are in the exhibit Prague Vedute of the 18th Century
Brian Eno, Ai Weiwei to kick off National Gallery 2017 season by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
A series of new works by several artists will have a Grand Opening on March 16
Jára Cimrman needs your help by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
A crowdfunding campaign is underway to send The Stand In to the US
Jan Merta’s Gallery Inside a Gallery by Markéta Hrehorová - Anglo American University (Foto: ghmp.cz)
"Gallery" @ Municipal Library till 12. 3. 2017
No Contracts, No Hassles, just quality satellite television
First Cobbler's Prague Bakery Cup Cake Shop @ PALLADIUM!
Looking for a Handyman in Prague?
Kids Indoor Playground in Prague 5, OC Zlicin
First diamonds museum in Prague
Trabant Museum @ STK Motol
Armádní muzeum Žižkov
Národní památník hrdinů heydrichiády