If you have very little time to see Prague, as I did, you might want to think about a guided tour. There are several companies running them, but I found one with a good range of walks (in English) and decided to make a day of it, so I picked the "Superior Tour of Prague".
Starting at 10 am and costing 850CZK, this lasted 6 hours and involved maybe 3 hours of walking, lunch (plus a drink), a small boat cruise, a tram ride up to the Castle and a CD with photos of prague, included in the price.
I can't compare it with any other companies, but I was quite satisfied. The walking covered the Old Town, Jewish Quarter including 5 synagogues and the cemetery, then after lunch and the boat cruise we crossed the river and went up the hill to the Castle.
There are lots of other walks available too. If you want to contact the company, they are:
Entertaining Walks of Prague
19900 Praha 18 - Letnany
Tel +420 737 884 745
Alternatively there are lots of leaflets available, and I'm sure you'll find something worth testing out!
Zlata ulicka - Golden Lane
Golden Lane, dating back to the end of the 15th Century, is yet another interesting part of the Prague Castle complex.
Golden Lane is a small street lined by 11 historic houses, some of which now house interesting armoury and textile exhibits, along with tourist souvenir shops.
A popular section of the Prague Castle complex, Golden Lane attracts it's fair share of visitors, crowding into the small passageway and low buildings.
Golden Lane was created when a new outer wall was added to the existing Romanesque castle complex. It was originally known as Zlatnicka Ulicka (Goldsmith's Lane), due to the many goldsmith's residing there.
In it's early years, Golden Lane consisted of many small dwellings, many of which eventually fell into disrepair. As larger buildings replaced the old ones and then have subsequently themselves been restored, we are left with a charming little passageway, well worth a visit.
Combined tickets for the whole Prague Castle complex include entrance to Golden Lane. Otherwise, buy a single entry ticket. in small blue home # 22 (just 1 room about 6 sq m !!! ) Franz Kafka used to work in 1916-1917.
Its All About the Pivo!
Prauge is the birthplace of our modern brew - so when in Rome...
Pivo (Czech for beer) can be purchased just about anywhere in Czech Republic. A good judge of a cheap priced eatery would be if the pivo is below 40 Kc. - anything more than that and you're probably paying tourist prices.
Majority of tourists never go outside of Prague. It is really big pity. Czech Republic is not only Prage but also landscape, mountins, villages, towns. "Kutna Hora" with its "Temple of Saint Barbara" (in czech Svata Barbora) as a representant of gothic architecture is one of the cities which are to be highly reccomended to visit. Stunning temple under UNESCO is monumental. Besides you may feel spirit of normal typical czech town. Prague is very often very busy. "Kutna Hora" is smaller, calmer with people more willing to help. People, especially older people do not speak much foreign languages so they may be aware to talk to you. Do not give up! Learn few words in czech like Hello=Ahoj, Thank you= dik and you will see smiles on people?s faces.
Daytrip to Terezin
Terezin was originally a garrison town and fortress built in the late 18th century but was taken over by the Nazis in WWII and was used as a "model" concentration camp. Many Jews, Czechs and other nationalities, and especially members of the Czech-Jewish intellectual elite perished here. A good place to start is the Ghetto Museum and the Small Fortress, which served as a Gestapo prison. I also recommend watching the short video. You can find written guides in English, but should really go on a guided tour to get the whole gist of the place.
Distance: approx. 38 miles (half-day trip or day trip)