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A Walk along Munich’s Isar River

A Walk along Munich’s Isar River

Munich is a city famous for its beerhalls, markets and vibrant urban atmosphere. But many visitors don’t realize that just beyond the cobblestones, Munich also offers beautiful natural landscapes. Munich’s Isar River runs practically through the center of the city and offers numerous diversions for travelers looking to trade the streets for trails while enjoying pleasant views… Continue Reading

Expert Interview: Evan Rail

Expert Interview: Evan Rail

Evan Rail is one of the world’s foremost beer writers and a regular contributor to the New York Times ’36 Hours In…’ series of travel articles. I first started reading his restaurant reviews in the no-longer-in-print Prague Post back in the early 2000s, He’s still based in Prague but travels all over Europe in search of… Continue Reading

3 Munich Beer Halls that Aren’t the Hofbräuhaus

3 Munich Beer Halls that Aren’t the Hofbräuhaus

Oktoberfest gets underway soon but you don’t need to confine your indulgence to just a one month period of drinking in tents. If you are a beer lover, or even just enjoy experiencing traditional atmospheres while travelling, visiting one of Munich’s many beer halls is a must. The most famous is the Hofbräuhaus and we… Continue Reading

Prague’s Best Fests

Prague's Best Wine, Beer, Food and Music Festivals of 2014

Not to be outdone by the selection of festivals taking place in Budapest, Prague’s got a packed calendar of great events to entice you to visit or, schedule willing. fill your days if you’ve already made your plans. You may notice a dead-zone from late July until the end of August. Festival organisers tend to… Continue Reading

What’s Brewing? The Czech Republic’s Big Brewery Tours

What’s Brewing? The Czech Republic’s Big Brewery Tours

The Czechs are justly proud of their beer and the big breweries around the country all have visitor centres and offer tours. We’ve been to the big three (and a few smaller ones) to compare and contrast. Staropramen Taking up a large part of Prague’s Smichov neighbourhood riverside is the massive Staropramen brewery. Owned by… Continue Reading

Prague’s Best Bars

Prague’s Best Bars

Prague is awash with pubs and bars and besides the ubiquitous beer-centric establishments there are also several cocktail and wine bars of note. Here are our picks, in no particular order: Cocktail bars Tretter’s New York Cocktail bar – a self-styled New York bar. A stalwart of the Prague bar scene and oftentime playground of… Continue Reading

Prague Food, Drink, Theatre and Music Festivals Spring & Summer 2013

Prague Food, Drink, Theatre and Music Festivals Spring & Summer 2013

It seems every year there’s more and more festivals taking place in Prague, of all kinds. Here’s our round-up of the highlights, with things really getting going in mid to late May. Click on festival title to visit the relevant website to find out more about each or buy tickets. Prague Spring Classical Music Festival… Continue Reading

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