If you’re new to Prague, then it’s probably best to get your bearings as soon as possible and to understand the common ground that takes place throughout the city. Especially when it comes to public transport, there is definitely an unsaid yet understood language across everyone to work together and make the entire “transit process” as smooth as possible. There are always a few people out of the loop, and boy do they get some crude looks from locals but, hey, we all have to start somewhere, right? Let’s start with the trams. When the tram pulls up to the station, do not stand directly in front of the doors unless you want to get trampled on when everyone comesRead more.

The Battle of Bila Hora, which ended so quickly for the Czech Protestant troops, had a grim and gory aftermath the following year. Visitors to the Old Town Square in Prague may wonder at the sight of 27 crosses set into the cobblestones in front of the Old Town Hall, around the corner from the Astronomical Clock. The reason is that, on June 21, 1621, 27 noblemen who had taken part in the Estates Uprising were put to death there. At the time of the executions, the Old Town Square looked very different from the view everyone enjoys today; drawings of the event show an area that is barely – if at all – recognizable. The square was packed withRead more.