Ahoj, Monday! Your morning cup of Prague for July 10

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

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 10.07.2023 07:30:00 (updated on 12.07.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes



  • All week|The KVIFF Echoes Festival brings some of the top film from this year's Karlovy Vary film fest to Prague cinemas.
  • Monday, July 10|Czech writer Jan Neruda was born on this day in 1854. His Tales of the Lesser Quarter, which tells stories of Prague's Malá Strana neighborhood, remains a standard in Czech literature classes.
  • Tuesday, July 11|The vibrant Bohemia Jazz Fest, one of the largest summer music festivals in Europe, makes a stop in Prague.
  • Wednesday, July 12|The Za dveřmi Street Theater Festival in Prague offers a week-long celebration of theater, new circus, and outdoor performances from Wednesday.
  • Thursday, July 13|The eighth edition of the Marienbad Film Festival runs from July 13 to 17 in the center of Mariánské Lázně.
  • Friday, July 14|TEDxPrague 2023 comes to the DOX art gallery with a variety of speakers. The event will be held in Czech and English, with interpreters on site.
  • Saturday, July 15|The Kampa Museum's new exhibit The Paradox of Fashion: Fashion versus Art, exploring the contradictory nature of fashion, kicks off Saturday.


We recently asked how your children would be keeping busy during the summer holidays. A whopping 71 percent of you said they would be traveling, twelve percent said going to camps, six percent said summer school, and twelve percent said all of the above.

This week, we're wondering: with Prague 14 announcing that they will be training falcons to deal with their pigeon problem, what do you think is the best way for the city to deal with pigeons?

How should Prague deal with its pigeon problem?

Birds of prey 81 %
Hostile architecture (spikes, nets, etc.) 2 %
Other 7 %
No intervention needed 10 %
59 readers voted on this poll. Voting is open


Prague-based journalist Mark Baker recently discovered that he was surveilled by secret police while in Czechoslovakia in the 1980s.

Baker tells his story of what it's like to become the target of an intelligence agency to host Sophia Di Martino in the latest episode of the Spyscape podcast, which charts tales of espionage from across the globe.


The Czech-Slovak coproduction The Chambermaid (Služka), which tells the story of a young Slovak girl who travels to Prague in the years before WWI to be the maid for a wealthy family, is now streaming on Netflix with English subtitles.

The new drama, released in local cinemas earlier this year, charts the blossoming romance between the young maid and the daughter of the noble family she cares for.


Popular cafe EMA Espresso Bar has three locations in Prague. The flagship location by Masarykovo nádraží is currently undergoing renovations, but the Křižíkova and Palmovka cafes are open through the summer.

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