#LifeInCzechia Have you heard of functionalism in architecture? According to this architectural style, buildings should be designed based on their function. Want to see some? You should come to Brno! The Czech Republic’s second-largest city has many unique functionalist architectural gems. They are not only important for their architectural features but also because they represent the history and lifestyle of their era. So let’s dive right in and feel the vibe of early 20th century Brno!
#LifeInCzechia As the locals frequently say, Brno isn’t a city, Brno is a lifestyle. And that goes for our art as well. People often joke that all the art that has been rejected in other Czech cities as too peculiar or outlandish ends up in Brno. Whether it’s true or not, the city really is full of unique sculptures and art installations that are definitely selfie-worthy and Instagram-ready. Here are 5 of our favourites and we’d love to know yours!
#LifeInCzechia Living in Czechia and interested in architecture? Have some free time and want to explore the capital? We have some tips for you! Most tourists cling to the old historical buildings, but let me encourage you to take a fresh look at the city. Prague has a unique harmony of old and new. So let’s look at Prague through a different perspective and explore some of its architectural jewels!
#LifeInCzechia Many foreigners living in Czechia end up falling in love with Czech citizens. And many of those couples end up getting married. But having an international wedding in Czechia isn’t quite as easy as it may seem. In fact, you might (not) be surprised to learn how much bureaucracy is involved in the process. Here are some of the basics you should know if you’re planning on getting hitched to your Czech sweetheart.
#LifeInCzechia Just arrived in Prague? Forget about using cars! Prague’s public transportation system is ready to take you wherever you want to go. You have many options. There’s metro, buses, trolleybuses, trams… Even if you want a time travel journey you can take the nostalgic lines. So before you start your journey in Prague let me give you all the info you’ll need.
#ForeignersRecommends Are you a dad? Do you sometimes feel like nobody cares about your problems as a parent? The topic of fatherhood has been resonating more and more in Czechia. However, according to the coach David Škrobánek who helps fathers through tough situations, it’s still not talked about enough. Czech dads aren’t the only ones with issues. Foreign fathers (and especially those married to Czech citizens) have to deal with unique challenges on their parenthood journey. Read more to learn about his project and how to get help yourself.
#LifeInCzechia Expats who have applied for an employee card or blue card often ask us when it’s the best time to relocate to Czechia and when they can start working. It all depends on how long the approval process takes. Obviously, you want to come here as soon as possible to settle in and acclimate before you start working. But be aware – relocating before your application has been approved can have its disadvantages. Read more to find out what they are.
#LifeInCzechia Moving to a foreign country is already difficult and being a member of a minority can complicate matters even more. If you’re a foreigner who’s also a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you may sometimes feel lonely or even encounter discrimination in Czechia. June is upon us, which means it’s almost pride month. And we’re here to give you a couple of tips on queer-friendly events you definitely don’t want to miss this summer and early fall.
#LifeInCzechia Are you a third-country citizen who’s new to the Czech Republic? Have you been granted a long-term residence permit or a permanent residence permit? There’s a high probability that you have to attend the Adaptation and Integration Course “Welcome to the Czech Republic”. The Ministry of the Interior has established this obligation for specific groups of third-country citizens who got their residence permits after 1 January 2021. Here are the details.
#LifeInCzechia Do you love movies? Would you like to get into Czech filmography? Are you tired of watching animated films in Czech dubbing because they’re “for kids”? You can stop worrying. Brno’s most unique cinema Kino Art has introduced a new film cycle for foreigners called Expat Friendly! You’ll be able to catch both older and newer Czech films as well as other foreign films (e.g. Spanish or French), cult classics of various genres, and enjoy animations in their original sound.