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Prague Considering Ban on Alcohol at Náplavka After Midnight

Prague City Hall city councilors will be considering a ban on drinking alcohol along the two main embankments (Náplavka –Rašínovo embankment and Smíchovská Náplavka – embankment Hořejší nábřeží) between midnight and eight o’clock in the morning.

Prague City Councilor Jan Chabr (TOP 09) is behind the idea, which is aimed at reducing noise and related problems at night. According to him, the amendment could be approved in October.

The exact details of the proposal have not been worked out as it is in the initial stages.

According to Chabr, it has already been possible to persuade boats with restaurants to comply with the rules approved by the city. However, the main problem lies in people who buy bottles of alcohol in other stores and consume them by the river.

The fine for drinking alcohol in public in areas of Prague is now Kč 10,000 and can be paid on the spot. Drinking on some Prague streets has been illegal since 2008. Most of the areas affected are in the touristy center in Prague 1, and also in Prague 4 and 8.

The list of places where drinking on the street is prohibited now has more than 800 locations including streets, squares, business centers, parks, and courtyards.

As part of the project to revitalize the right bank of the Vltava River, the embankment at Rašínovo nábřeží has recently received a complete makeover.

Last year, new rules were announced for Rašínovo nábřeží, limiting the number of events and setting noise rules. Musical productions have been banned on Mondays and Tuesdays after 8 pm. On other days, events should end by 10 pm.

The waterfront along Rašínovo nábřeží is a pedestrian walkway that is very popular in the summer with locals and tourists.

 

 

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