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Prague is among Top 10 Expat Destination

Czech Republic the 10th-best place to live out of 67 around the world

For last three years in a row, Expat Insider “one of the largest expat surveys worldwide” offers an in-depth analysis of everyday expat life in more than 60 countries across the globe. More than 14,000 respondents representing 174 nationalities and 191 countries across the globe took part and had their say on moving, living, and working abroad. Six key Indexes have been considered in measuring the top expat destinations: Quality of Life, Ease of Settling In, Working Abroad, Family Life, Cost of Living, and Personal Finance.

The top expat destination in 2016 have been:

  1. Taiwan
  2. Malta
  3. Ecuador
  4. Mexico
  5. New Zealand
  6. Costa Rica
  7. Australia
  8. Austria
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Czech Republic

In 2015, the Czech Republic came in at 22 among the countries surveyed with enough data to qualify for the rankings.

Last year, however, the country is one of the survey’s “biggest winners”, moving up 12 positions to edge into the top 10.

source: internations.org

10 reasons to take a city break in Prague

10 reasons to visit Prague

Prague is a city of architecture. Romanesque chapels and cellars, Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces and gardens, worldly Art Nouveau buildings and unique Cubist architecture make it a unique place in the world.

Prague is a city of best and cheap beer. Taste traditional Pilsner at any of Prague’s pubs or beers from small and medium-sized breweries both from the Czech Republic and abroad. Beer is really cheap in Prague!

Prague is musical. Prague can satisfy both classical music fans and fans of rock, pop and every other genre. While you can get your fill of classical music in the Rudolfinum, the Municipal House, or one of the churches in Prague, no fan of dance music should miss a visit to Prague’s music clubs.

Prague is a town of bridges over picturesque river Vltava. Few cities can claim to have such a picturesque river as the Vltava. Pragues is spanned by over thirty bridges and footbridges, its water gently laps the edges of ten islands, and each day dozens of steamers, rowboats and pedal boats glide through its waters.

Prague’s historic gardens and parks are truly some of Prague’s gems. There are over two hundred – the oldest of them was founded in the Middle Ages, they offer breathtaking views of the city.

Prague also has celebrated cafés which people visit out of respect for the classical café tradition. Try Café Slavia; experience a nearly Parisian atmosphere at Café Louvre; and the Grand Café Orient will win you over with its exceptional Cubist interiors.

You can cool your shopping fever in a number of modern shopping malls (Palladium, Nový Smíchov, Arkády Pankrác and more) or on Pařížská Street, Prague’s most exclusive shopping avenue, home to many of the world’s top luxury brands.

Prague offers countless activities for families with children. Take a steamship from the city centre to the Prague Zoo, rightly considered to be one of the most beautiful zoos in the world.

Prague has technical monuments commemorating changes in the everyday life of our ancestors in comparison with the present day.

Prague’s views are breathtaking 365 days a year with nearly a thousand towers and spires. That’s Prague is nicknamed “the city of a hundred spires”.

Prague Spring International Music Festival

Prague Spring International Music Festival

The Czech’s Republic major festival of classical music

May 12th – June 2nd, 2017 and 12. 5. 2018 – 3. 6. 2018
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The programme for the 72nd edition of the Prague Spring International Music Festival will be offering around 45 concerts with a broad, colourful range of events that will captivate both fans of the full orchestral sound and those who love chamber music, followers of contemporary music and those who monitor the latest trends in the historically informed interpretation of music from past eras.

The grandiose opening night of the festival at the Municipal House (Obecní Dům) starts traditionally with a performance of Bedřich Smetana’s My Country (Má Vlast), a cycle of symphonic poems (Bedřich Smetana was born just on the 12th of May). The Festival offers prestigious concerts which are performed by world’s famous soloists and orchestras.

Choice from the program
Opening Concert: Daniel Barenboim conducts Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Smetana: Má Vlast (My Country)
Municipal House: Smetana Hall

Morning Concert no. 1
Widor, Poulenc, Semler-Collery, Tchaikovsky, Skoumal
Marek Švejkar; Lenka Korbelová
Rudolfinum: Suk Hall

Prague Spring International Music Competition – Harpsichord
Bach, Martinů
Collegium 1704; Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic
Prague Academy of Music, Martinů Hall

Prague Spring International Music Competition – Final round, Violin
Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Sibelius
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra; Leoš Svárovský
Rudolfinum: Dvořák Hall

Czech Beer Festival Prague

Czech Beer Festival Prague

11. 5. 2017 – 27. 5. 2017 and 10. 5. 2018 – 26. 5. 2018
Letenská pláň, Praha 7 – Letná
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Try unique Czech beer in the biggest beer event in the Czech Republic. The popular Prague Beer Festival offers thousands of liters of the golden beverage bottled in liter glasses – beer jugs in the manner of Munich’s Oktoberfest.
The Letná Park will host this major beer event, featuring more than 150 different kinds of beer by large, midsize and small Czech breweries. Combine that with traditional Czech meats, charcuterie and freshly baked goods offered by smiling servers wearing traditional folk costumes – a veritable paradise of Bohemian pleasures.
Experience the unique atmosphere of the largest restaurant in Bohemia.
Venue: Prague 7 at Letná
www.ceskypivnifestival.cz

Basic Information About Prague

Basic Information About Prague
Capital of the Czech Republic
Currency: Czech koruna (CZK)
Airport: Vaclav Havel Airport Prague, 30 minutes to downtown
Distances: Berlin 350 km, Vienna 330 km, Budapest 530 km, Krakow 540 km
Time: Central European Time (GMT+1); Central European Summer Time +1 (GMT+2)
Climate: temperate, average annual temperature 9.0 °C; summer average 19.0 °C; winter average -0.9 °C
Electrical voltage: 230 V
National dialing code of the Czech Republic: +420
Historical centre: Castle District (Hradcany), Lesser Town (Mala Strana), Old Town (Stare Mesto), New Town (Nove Mesto) and Vysehrad

The historical centre of Prague, which covers an area of 866 hectares, has been listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register since 1992.

Hi from Prague

Welcome to Prague…

Prague is nicknamed „the city of a hundred spires“. As you glance over its skyline of 1000 years history you’ll be rewarded with countless splendid views of lovely domed churches and soaring old towers that lifts Prague as one Europe’s architectural gems. Everywhere you look, see amazing examples of Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and Art Nouveau styles dot the city, providing a dramatic contrast to the sturdy ancient Prague Castle. Prague has the best-preserved historic city centers in Europe, Prague’s narrow laneways open up onto spectacular squares, each home to fine old homes and historical buildings just waiting to be explored. Must-sees include the famous Charles Bridge over the Vltava River, the splendid Jewish Quarter with its old synagogues, and the many historic churches. As one of the largest cities in Europe, Prague continues to be an important political, cultural, and commercial center, roles it has played for centuries as the former capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Today, this important UNESCO World Heritage Site serves as a major tourist draw, luring visitors from far and wide for its lively entertainment as well as its rich theatrical and music scenes. Enjoy and taste Prague.