Ahoj, Monday! Your morning cup of Prague for March 27

A 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 27.03.2023 07:30:00 (updated on 26.03.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

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  • All week|Spring Easter markets are back in full swing in Prague through mid-April. Check out our full list of locations here.
  • March 27|Director Jan Svěrák's Kolya won an Oscar on this date in 1996. Director Svěrák will turn 59 on March 28; see the trailer for Kolya below.
  • March 28|The 10th annual festival of cider and apple products in Prague takes place at Pragovka.
  • March 29|A charity concert at Palác Akropolis will raise money for earthquake victims in Syria and Turkey.
  • March 30|A new production of Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Cinderella debuts at the National Theatre in Prague.
  • March 31|Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka premiered on this date in 1901. Listen to more about this classic Czech opera below.
  • April 1|April fool's! Be on the lookout for practical jokes and hoaxes, including in local media.
  • April 3|Reminder! Paper tax returns must be filed by this date, though electronic returns have another month to file. Read more in our breakdown.


Apartment for rent, 1+KK - Studio, 17m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 1+KK - Studio, 17m2

Čelakovského sady, Praha 1 - Nové Město

Apartment for rent, 5+kk - 4 bedrooms, 186m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 5+kk - 4 bedrooms, 186m2

Balbínova, Praha 2 - Vinohrady

Apartment for rent, 2+1 - 1 bedroom, 72m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 2+1 - 1 bedroom, 72m2

Řipská, Praha 3 - Vinohrady

Retail space for rent, 50m<sup>2</sup>

Retail space for rent, 50m2

Slezská, Praha 3 - Vinohrady


On this date (March 27) in 1996, the Czech movie Kolya won the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film (now Best International Feature Film). It remains the Czech Republic's only film to win the award since the country split with Slovakia in 1993.

Directed by Jan Svěrák, Kolya tells the story of struggling Czech cellist who unexpectedly finds himself responsible for a five-year-old boy in communist-era Prague. The film can currently be streamed on HBO Max in the Czech Republic.


Composer Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka, one of the most famous Czech operas and a standard at opera houses around the world, premiered on March 31, 1901.

The history and influence of the opera is discussed in Episode 77 of the Opera for Everyone podcast:


Prague bakery Zrno Zrnko has recently launched a new lineup of cruffins: muffins baked with croissant dough. Two versions are either filled with pistachio cream and topped with raspberries or filled with sour cherries and topped with chocolate.

The popular bakery has four locations in Prague and also serves up some delicious coffee brewed with their own beans.

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