Prague Literary Tour

In the footsteps of Bohumil Hrabal

Havel_Clinton_Hrabal1Bohumil Hrabal, author of Closely Watched  Trains, Too Loud a Solitude or I Served the King of England used to work in a recycle paper junkyard at Spálená street No. 10 in Prague.  If you want to follow the steps of Bohumil Hrabal, you may want to see this unspectacular building that will give you an idea of the grey old times prior to 1989. Another story is the Golden Tiger Pub where Hrabal used to drink beer at his favorite table and had a chat with Presidents Havel and Clinton in 1994.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Architecture

Malostransky Cemetery in Prague


One of the most beautiful cemeteries in Prague, a Malostransky cemetery located at the Plzeňská Avenue at Smichov.  It is kind of a Prague version of  Paris’ Pere lachaise in addition to Slavin cemetery at Vysehrad. Established in 1680 as a plague cemetery and closed in 1884. It is truly an open-air gallery, a magic place full of old funeral sculptures. Among the tombstone authors, there are names of Czech artists of 19th century such as František Xaver Lederer, Vaclav Prachner, Josef Malínský, Jan Ludvík Kranner or Josef and Emanuel Max. In addition, F.X.Dusek and Josefina Dusek, the hosts of W.A. Mozart in Prague (Mozart wrote a concert aria Bella mia fiamma, addio for Josefina Dusek) are buried here as well as Kryštof and Kilian Ignac Dienzenhofer, authors of many Prague barock  churches and buildings. The cemetery is closed for public, but private guided tours can be arranged.

Small Group Travel to Prague

Thanks to an intimate group size of no more than 14 guests, you can stay in boutique hotels and experience private access to places that others will not have a chance to see. We love to take our guests to places beyond the reach of the average traveler, whether it’s a private tour of a museum or one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, or to enjoy a visit with locals in their own home. Prague Travel Concierge will make you feel safe and comfortable, from picking you up at the airport, accompanying you during the tours and being on call when you are exploring Prague on your own.

We work with travel clubs, book clubs, painting clubs, wine & dine enthusiasts, and simply with groups of friends or colleagues with similar interests and a desire to discover new and interesting places.

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