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Prague ice bar gives tourists respite from heat wave

As record high temperatures singe Europe, the ICE PUB in downtown Prague offers a brief escape to Arctic conditions

July 22, 2022 / 01:54 PM IST
As a heat wave rolls over Europe, bringing temperatures as high as 33 Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) in Prague on July 19, the ICE PUB in downtown Prague offers a brief escape to Arctic conditions. (Image: Reuters)
As a heat wave rolls over Europe, bringing temperatures as high as 33 Celsius in Prague on July 19, the ICE PUB in downtown Prague offers a brief escape to Arctic conditions. (Image: Reuters)
The bar, just a minute's walk from the capital's renowned Charles Bridge, serves vodka-based cocktails in cups made of ice; the furnishings and decorations are also made from ice. (Image: Reuters)
The bar, just a minute's walk from the capital's renowned Charles Bridge, serves vodka-based cocktails in cups made of ice; the furnishings and decorations are also made from ice. (Image: Reuters)
The temperature inside, around -7 Celsius (45 Fahrenheit) on July 19, is so cold that visitors are handed fleece coats and mittens, and visits are limited to under half an hour. (Image: Reuters)
The temperature inside, around -7 Celsius on July 19, is so cold that visitors are handed fleece coats and mittens, and visits are limited to under half an hour. (Image: Reuters)
The bar used to serve beer as well - but has stopped that because the tap kept freezing up, bartender Lukas Santler said. (Image: Reuters)
The bar used to serve beer as well but has stopped that because the tap kept freezing up, bartender Lukas Santler said. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Jul 22, 2022 01:54 pm
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