The Naked Tour Guide Prague Blog

Things to do. Things you didn’t know were happening. Things you’re glad you didn’t miss.

Introducing Tourlings

It's been a long hard winter, but the first signs of spring have arrived, and with it I am delighted to be able to announce the launch of an exciting new resource for 2017 - Tourlings.com Tourlings is an initiative of five independent walking tour companies in...

Happy Birthday, Naked Tour Guide

Naked Tour Guide is four today. It all started in my student flat, in a dusty attic on Kovaku Street, on a cold night day four years ago. This morning Facebook reminded me of the words that I wrote to mark the occasion two years ago, and as I think that they are still...

Celebrating Bohumil Hrabal

Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal. Hrabal's cause of death caught our attention - he accidentally defenestrated himself from the window of a hospital in Brno whilst feeding the pigeons. In a way, it this violent yet amusing...

John of Nepomuk

The statue of Saint John of Nepomuk is the most touched statue on the Charles Bridge. Every day, thousands of tourists line up to paw the bronze reliefs. But who was he? Why was he thrown off the bridge and why do the tourists keep on touching it? The dog (polished by...

How a democracy died in twelve days

This is a story about a party and a political crisis that it created in February. Having assumed control of the Ministry of the Interior, the party appointed their own members to top positions in the police force and the secret police, thus transforming the state’s...