Ahoj, Monday! 5 things you need to know this week in Czechia

Your quick guide to start the week ahead with news, tips, and hacks for Prague and Czech Republic.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 22.04.2024 09:00:00 (updated on 21.04.2024) Reading time: 2 minutes


#1 Tram line repairs disrupt travel in Prague 7

Tram service between Hradčanská and Strossmayerovo náměstí stops in Prague 7 are currently disrupted due to repairs on the tram line on Milady Horákové Street through April 28. Residents and travelers should anticipate temporary suspensions or diversions affecting eight tram lines, including historic line 41. Plan alternative routes during the maintenance period through next weekend. See here for full details on this week's disruptions.

#2 Raiffeisenbank implements new secure login for internet banking

The login process for Raiffeisenbank clients in the Czech Republic has changed as of this past weekend as the bank looks to bolster security measures. Effective April 20, alongside existing steps, users will be required to scan a QR code from their mobile banking app. Updating the mobile banking app is essential for seamless transition. See our article here for full details on the new process.

#3 See the story of the Last Stand at Azovstal through photos

Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the formation of Ukraine's Azov Brigade, an exhibition of photographs titled Eyes of Mariupol: Ukrainian Superheroes Azovstal will be held from April 22 through April 30 at Prague 4 City Hall. The photographs depict soldiers who defended Mariupol and fought at Azovstal in spring 2022, representing various units. Each photograph is accompanied by the soldier's name, a quote expressing their character, and a description of their life story.

#4 Take a spin at Prague's biggest cycling festival

The Czech capital will host its largest cycling festival at Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště Praha) in Prague 7 from April 27-28. Prague Bike Fest promises two days filled with cycling excitement for all ages, from bike tests and workshops to exhibitions and adrenaline shows featuring top Czech riders. The festival also includes a children's program and delicious treats at a food zone.

#5 Soak in some sun and street food at multiple Prague festivals

After a chilly mid-April, temperatures are expected to significantly heat up by next weekend, making in a perfect time to visit some outdoor street food festivals. Burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, BBQ ribs, tex-mex, chicken wings, and more will be available at the American Street Food Festival on April 27 at Prague's Smíchovská Náplavka embankment. On April 28, the Karlín Street Food Festival at Karlínské náměstí in Prague 8 will present a variety of vendors along with a program for kids and live music.

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