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The neighbourhood guide to Prague

The neighbourhood guide to Prague

Josefov The Spanish Synagogue doesn’t look much like a synagogue — the Moorish arches and keyhole windows feel like they belong to an Andalusian mosque. It’s completely out of place — but that’s in keeping with what the city does best. “Prague is an encyclopaedia of European architectural styles, even ...

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In praise of house museums

In praise of house museums

The following is the editor’s letter from the June 2020 issue of Apollo. Subscribe here.  Among the old haunts that I have dwelt on often in recent months are my favourite house museums. In this time of domestic detainment, of all museums these feel to me the most relatable: other ...

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Which European countries are open for summer tourism?

Which European countries are open for summer tourism?

Germany Some border crossings with neighbors Austria, Switzerland, and France began to open on May 16 under tightly controlled conditions, with June 15 set as the date to fully relax borders and restrictions on inter-EU travel. Germany also lifted its strict border controls with Luxembourg on the same day. A ...

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How to reopen a museum during a pandemic

How to reopen a museum during a pandemic

The closure of Europe’s museums was swift. Three months on, their reawakening is a slower, more anxious transition, dictated by government orders and public health guidance. Preventing museum-goers from touching the art suddenly pales next to the challenges of welcoming them back during a pandemic—ensuring they keep a safe distance ...

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