Even though it is not quite Christmas time, in case you travel to Prague at the end of November, you should definitely check out the Christmas Markets at The Prague Castle that opens on the 23rd of November and run through the first week of January. If you are in town the last weekend of November, you can browse the other stalls of the Christmas Markets in the city centre. Its warm mead, hot wine and chocolate will keep you warm in the cold temperatures.
For those who prefer to stay inside and avoid the outside freeze, we have a few useful tips for you that will keep you entertained and warm.
There is a new free-entrance exhibition at the new building of the National Museum, The Ages of Genes, that explains DNA, genes and genetics. Another interesting and new exhibition of this month takes place at the same location of the National Museum and explores the everyday life of the Celts in central Europe during prehistoric times. The Knights of Heaven is the name of an exhibition at the Historical building of the National Museum dedicated to the pilots of former Czechoslovakia who flew with the Royal Air Force during World War II.
Every season in Prague is a beer season and there is always something going on for beer lovers. On the 29th and 30th of November, you will have a chance to try all the kinds of beer from up to 30 breweries at the Prague Beer Festival in Pragovka factory.
One of the most important event and a very special day of the year especially for Czech people is the 17th of November. This day is a public holiday and commemorates The Day of the Struggle for Liberty and Democracy, the Velvet Revolution that freed Czechoslovakian people from communism. The celebration will take place mostly on Narodni street where it all happened exactly 30 years ago. This is a unique experience for foreigners to get the insight into the history through local people and the atmosphere they create on Narodni street where they all come together to celebrate the future and remember not to forget where it all has come from. On this day, the National Gallery offers a free entrance to all its collections.
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