Go well equipped for the cold!
Luggage and bags: A light backpack for during the day to carry your stuff, not many pickpockets around, but it's a city so you should still keep an eye out!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: My holiday to Prague was in March therefore temperature was around -6 deg cel & coming from a meditteranean island - I froze!! So take warm coats, scarves, mufflers & gloves - all a must! Also, definitely a good pair of walking shoes, to see Prague properly it's best to walk everywhere!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Readily available from supermarkets found all over the centre...They even have Tesco's!
Photo Equipment: Lots of camera shops everywhere for your film/developing requirements...
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: They have quite a few outdoor shops one good one is called HUDY SPORT in Old Town, who supply all sorts of outdoor gear, climbing accessories, pac macs and so on..
This is what I brought...
Luggage and bags: 1 rolling luggage bag with the handle that extends and one Jansport backpack for day trips.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 2 pairs of jeans
1 pair of flip flops (for the hotel)
1 pair of water proof boots
underwear/socks (i left the socks in prague to make more room)
1 leather jacket
black leather gloves
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: tooth brush
toe nail clipper
Photo Equipment: Nikon 35mm and about 12 rolls of film
Miscellaneous: travel guide
personal cd player
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Miscellaneous: The official currency in Prague, as well as in the entire Czech Republic is Koruna. However, it is no problem to pay in some malls, restaurants and hotels with EURO. But better ask before you find out this store where you are don't take Euro.
Fall packing list
Luggage and bags: Small backpack for extra shirt, guide book, water, and other things while walking around.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring comfortable shoes, as this is a city that you want to discover on foot. I did about 7 hours of walking, for 4 days.
Some rain proof gear can come in handy if visiting in late November.
If you go in late November like I did, you may want to bring an umbrella. I would suggest dressing in layers as the temperature can change throughout the day.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you like to drink beer, bring some asperin. The beer is great, and very cheap.
Photo Equipment: Digital camera with lots of memory space
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- Castles and Palaces
Capture the city for yourself
Luggage and bags: A small day pack should be all you require. A bottle of water and some snacks. .
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A good pair of walking shoes/trainers and a light raincoat is always handy.
Photo Equipment: Don't let yourself forget this place. Bring along a camera and lot of film or better still a good quality digital camera so you can show everyone your "Prague" when you get home.
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Miscellaneous: This little pocket sized book is a must for travellers. to use it just do what the title says, Point it. Hundreds of pictures ranging from cameras to theatres. Worth its wieght in gold. Excellent travel aid!
Bring plenty of film!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you come in May, it can get cool at night so bring a jacket. Also bring comfortable shoes because you will be doing lots of walking.
Photo Equipment: This is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and I guarantee you will be taking pictures of everything in your path. Bring plenty of film and/or a digital camera!
Climate in Prague
Miscellaneous: There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 7 – 18°C ( 45 - 64°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 45°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 20 – 22°C ( 68 - 72°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 5 – 18°C ( 41 - 64°F); min: 0 - 8°C ( 32 – 47°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 3°C ( 34 - 38°F); min: -3 - -1°C ( 27 - 30°F )
Forget about traveller's cheques
Miscellaneous: In 1995 I brought traveller's cheques only to find out I could take money 'out of the wall' with my normal bank card almost everywhere! Exchanging the cheques was no problem with any bank but it sure was time consuming. There are plenty of ATM's all over the centre so why bother?
Map of Prague
Miscellaneous: Take a free map of Prague at one of the Tourist Information Centres. The map includes the locations of the main sights and a plan of the public transport system (metro, tramway, bus).
Prague has a few Tourist Information Centres in the heart of the historical town. The Main Office is located at Celetna 14 and it is open daily from 8:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.
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Luggage and bags: A bag which fits over the front of you is handy so that you can keep an eye on your valuables when in crowds.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfy shoes, it rained in June a little but was too warm for a raincoat so we used umberellas.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Lip Balm....the sun is strong even when its raining!
Photo Equipment: Just bring tons of film, there is so much beauty to capture here.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You'll be doing a lot of walking, so take some very comfortable walking shoes. And if you go in the winter, expect temperatures as low as minus fifteen celsius (and that's before windchill). Take warm gloves, a scarf and a hat the covers your ears.
Photo Equipment: If you have a digital camera you'll need a standard Continental Europe-style plug adapter in order to be able to plug your battery charger in.
Luggage and bags: A lot of big suitcases look the same. Tie something onto the handle to clearly identify to somebody else that this is not their bag.
Small day packs that can be carried in front of you are very useful as you can keep an eye on your personal stuff. Bumbags that attache directly on a belt are good.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Layers are best. Prague temperatures are up and down all the time. The combiation of a T-shirt, light jumper and waterproof jacket should see you through OK. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. I wouldn't bring special weather gear unless I was planning a mountain stay.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring any specialist medicines and keep the box. If you need more then show the box to the chemist. If he doesn't have it there, it can normally be ordered for the next day.
Photo Equipment: Bring you regular stuff. Film, lenses, digital storage is all available here but, a little more expensive I would say. I fyou want to shoot Black and White, bring it with you.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Many campsites rent their own stuff and anything else left behind by previous guests.
Miscellaneous: If you don't like cheese or barbeque flavour crisps then bring plenty of your own with you. Salt and Vinegar is unheard of here. Almost anything else can be bought at Tescos of one of the specialist food shops. Small pensions do not have smoke alarms in the rooms so, bring one if you are concerned. There are lots of good wines here so bring a corkscrew.
less is best
Luggage and bags: bring an extra bag to hold more when you go home!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: leave your good heals at home unless you plan on using a taxi. the cobblestones can ruin your heels.
also - for walking around all day - a comfortable pair of shoes means something like a pair of trainers with a good sole! much easier on the feet
winter - it gets cold and windy. scarves, gloves, hats - those small accessories that help keep the exposed parts warm...important.
summer wear - AC is rare, and when it gets hot, it's hot. so dress accordingly.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: depending on where you stay determines the type of toilet paper you'll "experience" :-) hostels will use a very cheap, brown, harsh paper, where the nicer places will have softer, more comfortable paper. if you have a problem with that...bring your own!
medical - bring your own tylenol, ibp, etc...especially if you dont know language. here, you have to have a prescription for most everything...and you can't buy aspirin in the store. only in pharmacies. can be a hassle
Photo Equipment: if you like photography - bring your tripod to help you get the beautiful night shots.
prague is good about lighting up the historical buildings where they stand out against a night sky.
black and white alwasy makes for great pic here in prague!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: quite a few parks and hills you can hike around...so bring comfy shoes. --then again, comfy shoes are a must just to walk on cobblestone all the time!
Miscellaneous: bags - when walking around, i suggest a decent backpack that can hold water/snack, has inside pockets where you can hide wallet, money, etc. and also hold your maps, guide books or whatnots.
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Well we visited towards the end of March 2004. The trip started off cold but blue-sky bright and by the last afternon we had a snow storm - you could hardly see the castle from the other end of Charles Bridge. Layers of clothes and a warm jacket are a good idea. I was really glad I had some gloves too.
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