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Newsletter of Prague City Tourism, Issue 2/2018
Dear friends of Prague,

In this issue of The Prague Preview we bring you an early look at the autumn season. Prague will, of course, maintain a busy cultural and social schedule through the spring and summer: Starting with classical music, the 73rd Prague Spring music festival takes place in May as always, followed by the dance festival Tanec Praha in June, and the ever-popular new circus festival Letní Letná in August. May will also see the Volkswagen Marathon Prague, one of the world’s most beautiful marathons whose route leads through the very centre of Prague. More inspiration awaits here. We look forward to seeing you in Prague!

The Editors
Themed brochure Prague:1918–1992

Another title published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia, our visually attractive and diverse digest features the finest buildings, works of art, memorials, and other phenomena from the Czechoslovak era that are still a living part of Prague today. We have picked one item from each year. You can obtain the free brochure from our information centres or order it online.

New non-stop flights between Philadelphia and Prague

American Airlines have announced the start of seasonal non-stop service between the two cities starting on May 3, 2018. With Philadelphia being AA’s largest hub, the new connection will serve visitors departing from 160 cities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. More


František Kupka (1871–1957)

This extensive retrospective will present the entire width of František Kupka’s oeuvre, ranging from symbolism to abstraction of which he was a pioneer. Visitors will have a chance to see his symbolist paintings, expressionist portraits, colourful vertical compositions, and geometrical abstractions. His many works on paper will reveal Kupka’s lesser-known sides as cartoonist and outstanding illustrator, an artist deeply interested in philosophy, antiquity, religion, and science. More.

The Dvořák Prague Festival, September 2–21, 2018

The respected music festival, which is dedicated to the legacy of Czech music genius Antonín Dvořák, will open with a concert by the Czech Philharmonic with Jakub Hrůša conducting. Other notable ensembles slated to perform include the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Staatskapelle Dresden, as well as pianists Yevgeny Kissin and Krystian Zimerman, violinist/violist Janine Jansen, and clarinetist Sharon Kam. Among festival highlights will be a staging of Dvořák’s Saint Ludmila oratorio, to be broadcast live onto Jan Palach Square in front of the Rudolfinum concert hall, where several Czech/Slovak choirs will join in a simultaneous performance. More

Vintage festivals

September is a month of wine and vintage festivals. There is no need to leave Prague for Moravia, the Czech region knowns for its vineyards. There will be ample opportunity to taste young and aged wines – white, rosé and red – right here in Prague. The city has vineyards of its own, which you can visit during the Prague Vineyards event held on June 9-10 when they will open their gates to the public. For more wine-themed autumn events, click here.

Reopening of the National Museum building
October 28, 2018

After extensive reconstruction, the imposing National Museum building will reopen on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia. A new exhibition will showcase the early days of Czechoslovakia, the ties between Czechs and Slovaks as well as divisions that ultimately led to its dissolution in 1992.

The Czech Philharmonic 123rd Season opening concert
October 10 and 11, 2018


The Czech Philharmonic is among Europe’s leading symphony orchestras; its first conductor was none other than composer Antonín Dvořák. The Philharmonic will open its 123rd season under the baton of principal conductor Semyon Bychkov with a programme featuring the monumental Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”, by Bohemian-born Gustav Mahler.

September 14, 2018

The opera Libuše has a special place in the Czech operatic canon. Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884) composed it as a piece for special occasions celebrating the Czech nation. It was performed for the first time at the opening of the National Theatre in 1881. The new staging by the National Theatre is part of the Czechoslovakia centennial celebrations. The performance is accompanied by English supertitles.

September 1-2, 2018

Attention foodies! A food festival in the beautiful gardens of the Troja Chateau will showcase the best Prague restaurants and chefs. Bring friends or kids – and the doggie can come, as well – as the festival is known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Picnic lawns will be ready to serve as a table on which to enjoy your tasting menu.

October 11–14, 2018

This annual international festival of light will once again illuminate autumnal Prague. The city’s streets, squares, and embankments will come aglow with interactive light installations by prominent light artists and designers from home and abroad, with the facades of historical buildings serving as canvases for large-format videomapping projections. Come enjoy an unforgettable four days in a city whose centre has turned into a glowing open-air art gallery.

Designblok / Prague Design and Fashion Week
October 25–29, 2018

The Art Nouveau Industrial Palace in Holešovice’s Výstaviště exhibition grounds will again host Central Europe’s largest curated design and fashion event. True to tradition, Designblok will feature new products by established brands, as well as prototypes by young local designers and studios. Designblok events are held throughout the city, with special installations and events in galleries, boutiques, and showrooms.

Festive Military Parade
October 28, 2018

A military parade involving 2,000 soldiers of the Czech Republic Armed Forces and 200 military vehicles is sure to be among the highlights of the celebrations commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of independent Czechoslovakia. On view will be Gripen and L-159 Alca aircraft, tanks, armoured vehicles, and military and police helicopters. This singular event will take place on one of Prague’s busiest avenues.

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