drinking monster in Prague - always thirsty. Actual so far I could see it was
the Devil hilmself.
He leaded us to drink Czech Beer. I can
ensure you that we didn`t regret it, but it was harder when it come to Czech Absinth -
Almost 3 million people visit the Czech capital each year. In 1992
the historical city centre with the unique panorama of Prague Castle became a
part of the World Culture Heritage of UNESCO. But for us there where more to experience
in the city
We just followed the stream of girls in the Prague city centre
on Friday evening 19 November 2004. So we ended up at Lucerna Music Bar, which
has become one of the most popular live music clubs in the Czech
The history of this building began in the early 20th century as one of the
first movie theatres in Prague. Lucerna Music Bar has, and continues to host
many international music stars.
At Lucerna we were immediately lifted up by the good mood.
Head up to the balcony for a higher perspective. There is nothing like the
music from the 80s: Limahl, Boney M, REM, Blondie, and U2.
Inspired by the big video screen in
the discotheque people danced happily around on the dancing floor. The music was
so good that people danced wildly.
Photo. Entrance at Lucerna Music Bar in
Probably one of the best party places in Europe, maybe in the
Ready for the big party?
Lucerna Music Bars`s fantastic atmosphere can be compared with great
party places as Johns Bar - Oslo, Flanagan`s Apple Pub - Liverpool, Zetor
- Helsinki, O'Donoghue's - Dublin, The Rockin` Shamrock - Cape Town, The
Howling Dog - Fairbanks - Alaska, Yamagoya Bar - Tokyo, Mr. Babilla disco -
Cartagena - Colombia.
Photo. Dancing floor in Lucerna Music Bar,
When will this site (place) be notified as a World
Culture Heritage of UNESCO?
Spreading happiness in
Prague: most smiles are started by another smile!
Photo. "Prince" Sigurd searched for the real princess,
Askepott, in Czech.
He tried the shoe on many women, but I still wonder; how did the shoe
|Photo. Dancing in the dark, Lucerna Music
We danced the night away to music from the 80s. It
couldn`t be better!
Prague is the world`s capital
of beer! These gentlemen just say "Na zdraví", which means cheers (for your
health) in the Czech language (see photo below).
|Photo. Two happy partylions.
A local man to the left and a Norwegian Viking to the right.
Photo. Two Czech persons in Lucerna Music Bars whom
become very hungry in the late night hours.
Sightseeing was just a break from the wild party life
Between the partying we joined the
hourly show to see Astronomical Clock in full action. So we heard
the Death rings a bell and inverts his hourglass, so a parade of apostles
parade by nodding to us. It was also enjoyable to walk down the Royal
Way to the Vlatava River, where the Charles Bridge has survived traffic for
600 years. It`s like a solid rock. I just wonder: it`s true what the legend
say that the builders have mixed eggs into the mortar?
Maybe this explains why the brigde is so strong.
One of the most beautyful views in Prague is looking across the Vlatva River,
especially towards the Prague Castle and St.Vitus Cathedral.
|Photo. The Charles Bridge, Prague's
most well-known monument, built by stones. That bridge is one of
several acrosses over the Vlatva River.
King Charles IV´s favourite architect and constructor, Peter Parler, built
this bridge. It`s a real wonder!
Photo. The Black Madonna - The Czech biggest
This white house with the characteristic architecture was not what
Why it is called the "Black Madonna" is a big mystery
The crookedy building on the photo below is called "Fred and Ginger"
because it looks like those two famous dancers. It`s a symbol of the
diversity in Prague, and a big contrast to the other monument and
building along Vltava River.
Photo. Another strange building in
Pretty facade? There is no doubt that the architecture
here is unique.
I just wonder: is this style meant to be future-oriented
or how many Pilsner drank the people who built this
Monuments and statues of historic importance, dating from 1657 to 1858, makes
a wonderful view up and down the river.
Castle - Prazsky Hrad, or just hrad as the Czechs say.
The high building in the middle is St.Vitus Cathedral.
This castle is probably the largest ancient castle
in the world - 570m (1870ft) long, an average of 128m (420ft) wide and occupying
7.28 hectares (18 acres). It's the most popular tourist attraction in Prague,
and there are plenty of rooms here for spreading out and hiding.
Read more about the wild Czech party life. This article
continues in part 2.
Stein Morten Lund, 28 December 2004
Prague 1, Vodièkova 36,
Tel: 24 21 71 08
Club open 6 pm-3
Café open daily 11 am - 5 pm
Beginning of concerts at 9 pm
More information about Absinthe (click on the link): Absinthe
in Prague for they who want something else than just partying:
Prague Castle: Has been a symbol of
Czech history for centuries. After 894 it became the main seat of the oldest
ruling dynasty of the state Bohemia, the Premyslid princes (Premyslovci).
St.Vitus Cathedral: The largest and the most important church in
Prague. The religious heart of the Czech Republic.
Bridge: Prague's most well-known monument. The oldest stone bridge in
Central Europe with many expressive Baroque statues made by sculptors Braun,
Brokoff and Kohl. The bridge is colorful with a variety of vendors (of woodwork,
jewelry, and paintings), street musicians and puppeteers.
Old Town Square: The
oldest and most important square in historic Prague dating from the 12th
century. Make sure that you visit the Astronomical Clock (Orloj), built in 1410,
and watch the mechanical performance by 12 Apostoles.
Prague: Places of interest are the Town Hall, five synagogues (Old-Town, Pinkas, High,
Klausen, Maisel) and Old Jewish Cemetry.
Emausy Monastery -- The monastery
and the church is very richly decorated. The cycle of Gothic wall paintings
dating from 1360-1370 is one of the most valuable relics of that time in
Petrin Outlook Tower: Petrin Park is one of Prague's largest
parks. The most conspicuous landmark in this park is an imitation Eiffel Tower,
built for the Jubilee Exhibition of 1891.
St.Nicholas Temple: The most significant
historical structure of the Prague Baroque.
Modern history of
After the independence and foundation of
the Czechoslovak Republic, Dr. Tomas Garrique Masaryk become the first Czech
1920 The National Assembly carried the first Constitution
agreement - Czech had to renounce Soudets
1939 Started Second World War,
Prague - capital of Nazi Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia
1945 Liberation by
the American and Soviet army, Dr. Edvard Benes - president
1948 The February
putsch seizure power of KSC
1960 Foundation of the Czechoslovak socialistic
1968 Prague Spring - an attempt to reform socialism, intervention
of 5 states of the Warsaw Pact
1989 Velvet revolution, formation of the
government of national tolerance, Vaclav Havel become elected as the
Information resources about Prague:
Facts about the Czech:
Formal country name: Czech
Area: 78,866 sq km
Population: 10.3 million
Prague (population 1.2 million)
People: Czech with minorities of Slovaks,
Poles, Germans, Romanies and Hungarians
Roman Catholic, 10% Protestant
Government: parliamentary democracy
Official travel site of Czech Republic: www.czechtourism.com.