Prague Travel Guide

  • View of Old Town from Charles Bridge
    View of Old Town from Charles Bridge
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  • The Old Royal Palace
    The Old Royal Palace
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  • View from Petrin Park
    View from Petrin Park
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Prague Highlights

  • Pro
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    zrim says…

     the most dramatic architecture I have ever seen 

  • Con
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     Cold in the winter. Sooo Many tourists 

  • In a nutshell
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    OlafS says…

     Still a great place but tourism is taking its toll 

Prague Things to Do

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  • Charles Bridge

    I believe this is one of the "must see" tourist attractions in Prague, the Charles Bridge. Not quite like a circus but it is busy, crowded and touristy. Lots of souvenirs for sale and street performers trying their best to sell CD's and make their tips. The bridge tower is impressive. The views from the bridge are great! It crosses the Vltava...

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  • Old-Town Hall & Astronomical Clock

    This 14th century building is the most famous at the Old Town Square. Its Gothic almost 70 meters high tower, built in 1364, is one of the most recognizable buildings in Prague. Originally the building served only as the city hall of the old town, but later became the city hall for all of Prague. It's also famous for its magnificent astronomical...

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  • Castle

    The Castle is sprawling and the tours are several. My boyfriend had visited once before and was not desiring to do the tours again. So, we visited the castle in the evening and just walked around and took some photos. St. Vitus Cathedral is absolutely beautiful at night with the lighting upon it. It's medieval spires are impressive. We also...

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Prague Restaurants

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  • U Fleku

    This historic beer hall is featured in many tour guides as one of Prague's top attractions. Perhaps for that reason I was a bit afraid of walking into a tourist trap, but U Fleku is actually much more than that! Dating back to 1499, it is believed to be the city's oldest brewery. They brew only one type of beer, a flavourful dark lager, which...

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  • Bohemia Bagel

    During a free tour, our tour group stopped at the Bohemian Bagel. I witnessed unsanitary food preparation in the kitchen, and I complained to an employee. Her response was rude, lethargic, and no attempt was made to reconcile the situation. For this reason, I would not recommend eating here.

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  • U Mecenase

    U Mecenase ("The Philanthropist") Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Prague, in the heart of the charming Lesser Town (Mala Strana), just a few minutes walk from Charles Bridge. Its origins date back to the 16th century. It is one of the few houses which has conserved their original look, it retains its original design. You may well be...

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Prague Nightlife

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  • Karlovy Lazne

    This placed used to be a great place, but has become run down over the years. The previous posts are correct as these doormen are looking for trouble with customers and will pick an opportunity to cause a fight if possible. We were drinking on the second floor last year and the club was closing. We were talking and finishing our drinks and about...

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  • Klub Lavka

    Club Lavka has got it all : cocktails, 80s music, internet access, strippers, 'exotic dancers', a terrace overlooking the river and Charles Bridge and flashy lights. What more do you want....Staff understand English, which is great. You also get frisked with this big huge metal/drug detector thingy at the door. Entry is a measly 100 Cz Kroner I...

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  • Roxy Club

    I really like the place. Very alternative. It’s important to see the program of the events first (look in the web site http://klub.roxy.cz/). There are concerts, art exhibitions, dj´s etc… No Dress Code

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Prague Transportation

  • tram

    I found tram to be very useful in exploring the city, getting faster from one sight to another. There is a daily tram ticket which cost 110 koruna, allowing as much rides as one needing and wanting. It happened, at the end of a day, that I missed my line to the hotel at Mala Strana and the tram number 2 took me very far away to the last stop at...

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  • Transfer from the airport.

    You have several options from the airport, which despite most taxi drivers somewhat dodgy sense of distance is not far from the centre of the city.Beware of taxis - many try to overcharge, and it is a bit of a lottery if you get an honest one or not. Some of the guys who advertise on the internet are in fact just locals trying to make some extra...

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  • City TRansport

    The transport in Prague consist of 3 metro lines, trams and buses. It is very regular and punctual. You can find all the connections and map here:http://www.dpp.cz/en/The price of a normal ticket is 24 CZK and it is valid for 30 min, there is also a ticket for 32 CZK but it is for 90 min. More comfortable for the tourists is to buy a card: 24 hours...

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Prague Shopping

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  • Puppets.

    A puppet could be a good souvenir to take home. There are lots of shops in the city where you can buy a handmade puppet (or more). These are made of wood or plaster. I suppose you have to pay at least 20 euro for a nice one.

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  • Amazing Food Market!

    This was a great little shop. So many interesting groceries to buy and prepared food to eat on the go or to take home. A huge selection of tea with flower petals. I also bought some teriyaki almonds (I know that seems weird to purchase in Prague, but this I haven't come across these almonds before). Also, keeping in mind what is easy to bring...

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  • Wine and Cheese Shop

    We popped into the Lucerna Palace to check out David Černý sculpture. We found this great little wine shop.

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Prague Local Customs

  • Beer!

    There is a long and rich tradition of brewing in Czech Republic. It is the land of Lager beer. You must enjoy some! Just couple words before you will make decision what to have? 10° and up degrees: A 10 degree means that if the extract in solution were 100% sucrose, it would be 10% of the total weight. Remember that 10 degree beer is about 4%...

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  • Language

    As you walk around Prague, it gets really hard to believe that it was less than 25 years ago that the Velvet Revolution occurred, ultimately leading to the fall of the Communist Party and the birth of the Czech Republic. I guess it would be fair to say that the city has really embraced most of the opportunities that came with this new way of life,...

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  • Sights

    Each traveler has a personal priorities when sightseeing the city, and they are so diverse that it is difficult even to count all of them. Some never miss museums, galleries, churches or city parks, while the others rush to shopping paradises, night clubs, famous cafe-bars or best known restaurants. For me the priority are city squares because, in...

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Prague Warnings and Dangers

  • Money Exchange

    Apparently, there is a lot of deception going on with exchanging currency. Though the Czech Republic is part of the European Union, they do not use the Euro for their currency. They use their own currency the Czech Crown or Koruna. Though a few restaurants we went to offered to collect the Euro and even US Dollar. However, in calculating the...

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  • Pickpockets

    There is good police presence in Old Town Square, it is perhaps less noticeable throughout the city. But beware, when you visit Old Town Square and are staring up at the clock tower to see the figures on the astrological clock,,,,,,,that man trying to edge closer might be trying to get a better picture,,,,,he might also be trying to take all the...

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  • Taxi Drivers

    Booked a return taxi to the airport with AAA TAXI from our hotel in Prague city centre (Praha 1). The taxi arrived late and we thought it's alright as we still have time. The taxi driver (car No. 0166) was rude to us, and drove really RECKLESSLY (we noticed up to 170km/h) on our way to the airport. By the time we arrived at the airport, he then...

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Prague Tourist Traps

  • Pony & trap ride

    The pony & trap waiting at the top of the funiclar railway leading to the minature (!)Eiffel tower is not exactly worth it.You can walk the distance they take you in about three minutes. In compartive terms realise it's still not very expensive, and everyone has to make a living. You do still feel like a bit of a mug. Try the donkey rides at...

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  • Avoid these four Prague tourist traps

    There are four tourist traps everyone is complaining about. http://www.transferpraha.cz/blog/avoid-these-four-prague-tourist-traps

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  • Unkindly hotel staff

    Every hotel, even if peak of the season, always has available rooms and it is the reason why I never book hotel room in advance. It is a trick that I learned from one old hotelier. Before traveling to Prague I was browsing hotels in Mala Strana and found this hotel "Atos" which has very good location. There was available room in the hotel but not...

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Prague What to Pack

  • Unpredictable weather

    That's truth: Czech weather can never be predicted with certainty! We were there in the end of June and expected nice summer weather but had to use umbrella and sweaters 3.5 days from 5 instead! Do not forget to pack your umbrella! We recomend WindPro Mini Umbrella with Auto Open & Close. It's engineered to resist windy conditions and works just...

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  • Travel light!

    * Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 2 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip balm;* (Neck) sunblock;* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of films!* Filter;* Extra batteries;* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;* Compass.

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  • Give some thought to travel bags

    We went on a one month European trip to the "touristy" type places where cobble stone streets are common. Luckily, I bought a bag with large, sturdy wheels. This becomes especially important if you bag is heavy - these wheels will take a real pounding and if they are cheap, they won't last very long. My guess if the 4 wheel "spinner" type bags...

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Prague Off The Beaten Path

  • Petrin

    Rest well my friend in this most beautiful and peaceful part of Praha. Your rest is surely well deserved. Your and your parents generations of Slavic people endured many hardships and abuses at the hands of the ruling classes and external enemies. Better times are certainly ahead for you and are most deserved by your great nation of people. This...

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  • Vysehrad

    Full of fascinating memorials to the famous (Smetana, Mucha, Dvorak) and the not-so-famous and the almost-entirely-unknown (and many monks and nuns too), this is a fascinating place. The memorial art alone makes it worth a visit. I've made a travelogue with more photos. Wander the rows of graves and just enjoy the art. Some of it, sadly, has...

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  • Lennon Wall

    This wall has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles songs since the 1980s. It's still a symbol of ideals such as love and peace. It's located at Velkopøevorské námìstí (Grand Priory Square), Malá Strana, and owned by the Knights of Malta. In couple minutes walk from Lennon Wall you will find John Lennon...

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Prague Sports & Outdoors

  • Prague On Segway

    Prague On Segway offers entirely private & customizable Segway tours for 2 people. You can choose from 4 different Segway tours or even design your own tour. Prague On Segway is a wonderful way to see Prague from a different perspective, have fun and also learn a lot about the city. In the colder months warm clothes is highly recommended.

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  • Discover Prague from plane or helicopter

    We are a group of professional pilots who invite you on the Prague and Czech Republic sight-seeing from a bird's eyeview. We realize all the flights by request and we are able to ensure them for you until the second day after a phone booking. Choose and we are already looking forward to you very much…You will try to fly a real plane around...

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  • Ice Hockey tickets in Prague

    Tickets for home games of HC SLAVIA PRAHA ice hockey team in SAZKA ARENA can be ordered via internet but must be paid for the next day at a Sazka POS in CZ - these are everywhere in Prague, look for a SAZKA sign at tabaks, newsagents, corner stores. Fast food is available inside Sazka..and beer of course.

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Prague Favorites

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  • Charles Bridge

    This sandstone statuary was created in 1708 and donated by the Convent of the Dominican Order. In the center is the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus, St. Dominic, the founder of the Dominican Order, kneeling on the left side of the pedestal, on the right, there is the creator of the scholastic philosophy St. Thomas Aquinas. It is the copy of the statue...

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  • St. Vitus Cathedral

    I love Gargoyles! If you do too, then take a slow walk around St. Vitus Cathedral, because I found plenty of interesting Gargoyles on this building. There were weird and wonderful monstrous dragons, demons and scorpions, monkeys and eagles, as well as people in various stages of torment! As elsewhere, the gargoyles serve both a spiritual and a...

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  • Old-Town Hall & Astronomical Clock

    Prague Astronomical Clock was installed in 1410. It is the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working. 'The Walk of the Apostles': a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures. You can see on pic#5 figure of Death, whish represented by a skeleton, striking the time.

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Top 5 Cycling Cities: Prague

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Though the hilly topography of the Czech Republic's capital might scare off some participants, multiple VirtualTourist members suggested exploring Prague by bicycle. Many tours originate in the Old Town, giving riders the opportunity to cruise along the Vltava River and see both the Charles Bridge and Frank Gehry's Dancing House. The opposite side of the river, the Malá Strana, has more legitimately marked bicycle paths, particularly near Prague Castle and Letna Park. For the more ambitious rider, one can cycle the Prague Vienna Greenways from Prague to Austria, with the opportunity of detouring and seeing the UNESCO site of Cesky Krumlov. If both of these plans sound too difficult, another Virtual Tourist member had a great experience with renting an electric bike, since the motor helped make the hills of Prague much less intimidating.

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