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
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  • View from Petrin Park
    View from Petrin Park
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Prague Things to Do

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  • Charles Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    When the sun's shining, Charles Bridge explodes into its most vibrant persona with its buskers, artists and craft sellers crowding into every available space on both sides of the pedestrian-only roadway. The standard, and variety, of the performers, artists and artisans is exceptional. On any given day the musical offerings can range from operatic...

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  • St. Vitus' Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The so called castle of Prague is a very interesting quarter, with historic buildings and squares, where this cathedral assumes the most relevant position. Showing several styles, denouncing the many adding and recuperation, in its more than 600 years, this cathedral deserves much more time than the quick look that I could have. That's one of the...

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  • Wenceslas Square

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Wenceslas square is more an avenue than a square. Lined with shops and hotels, it is the centre of nightlife (if you're male be prepared to meet "quick friends" in the square). Behind king Wenceslas statue stands the monumental National Museum.

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Prague Restaurants

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  • U Fleku

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • U Prince

    4 out of 5 stars

    This place was horrible at best! Make sure you take note of the 30 CZK cover charge per person (it's in small print towards the end of their 30 page menu). They will tell you it is for the bread and condiments, but don't bother refusing to take the bread, because you will pay regardless. The bread was stale and crap. The meal... we ordered the rice...

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  • Cafe Imperial

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The photo’s bird’s eye view of the Kavarna Café at the Art Nouveau-styled Municipal House was taken from the balcony level. The large, long room is filled with marble-topped tables and simple wooden café chairs. Kavarna Café is a delightful place to have hot chocolate and a slice of cake. A handsome young waiter (all wait-staff in Prague was male...

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Prague Nightlife

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  • Karlovy Lazne

    Being at a age group above 30 I must say I was a little afraid of going in especially reading how this place if for young people only. Anyway, after paying the entrance fee(180kroun) I went straight to the oldies floor and danced my arssse off to the music. Drinks are priced according to the location and on par with other such establishments. The...

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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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  • 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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Prague Transportation

  • Taking The Funicular Up Petrin Hill

    Petrin Hill really is a bit of a must do here in Prague - the views from the tower are stunning and the beautifully-tended parks a welcome respite from the tourist chaos of the city itself.Unless you're feeling particularly energetic the best way to get up Petrin Hill is by the funicular train, which is a "thing to do" in its own right, offering...

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  • Prague Airport - Letiste Praha

    Prague's international airport, named after Vaclav Havel the former prime minister, is located about 17 km north of the city centre. This is a busy, modern, airport serving dozens of airlines to and from destinations all over Europe including most of the European budget carriers.There are two main terminals; for Schengen and non-Schengen flights,...

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  • 7 Denni Prestupni Jizdenka

    If staying in Prague for a few days these tickets are amazing value for money. You can buy a 1/3/7 or 15 day ticket which will allow unlimited local transport on buses, trams, metro and local rail services including transfer to airport. It is also valid for the funicular up Petrin Hill.The ticket I bought was the 7 Days Transfer Ticket and cost 280...

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Prague Shopping

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  • Paintings

    Carlos Bridge is a wide and permanent art gallery. I've been there in winter, and even the negative temperatures didn't dismiss the painters exposing their works. Several techniques several styles several prices. I didn't buy, but a friend of mine brought a reasonable collection.

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  • Hard Rock Cafe Pins & Shirts

    I'm not big on buying kitsch souvenirs or trinkets but I do buy Hard Rock Café Pins and Shirts from various places I visit. Part of the reason is the name of the city is printed on the pins and shirts. I do wear my HRC shirts and all my pins are displayed on a velvet pillow I have. Most of the Hard Rock Cafe's I have visited are restaurants. Only...

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  • Souvenier Shopping

    No particular store. Just wanted to feature the many various gift shops in Old Town Prague. Czech Republic is known for the glassware. A good number of shops that sell vases, art glass, crystal, drinking glasses, etc. Also, lots of jewelry. I saw these US football nesting dolls that probably just appeal to Americans. I didn't buy anything because...

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Prague Local Customs

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    There are plenty of Money Exchange Bureaus all over the town. I highly recommend to check a couple of them, before changing money. There are some differences between the rates. All publish "0 % COMMISSION" but many of them refer this only to "SELL" and not to "BUY" transactions. In 2003 I found a few which don't charge for buying transactions. So...

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  • Pickpockets

    I was in Prague for a weekend recently. I read about the pickpockets there and was prepared! (Had all my important cards and cash in my bag, only bare minimum cards and some money in wallet). I also put the wallet(a thin card holder) in the front pocket of my jeans. As you may have guessed, I was pickpocketed !! Have to tell you, they are skillful....

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  • Taxi Drivers

    My wife and I took a yellow metered taxi from out hotel to a restaurant for dinner which was a 5-10 min drive away paying 125 crowns. The driver was polite and I tipped him after the journey. On the way back I got a taxi where after driving for around a minute I asked the driver to turn on the meter , he refused , and when I asked him the cost of...

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Prague Tourist Traps

  • Boring rain

    Rain is the greatest enemy of all those who took the time and money to visit a certain destination. Summer is the time for a trip, primarily because the weather conditions are stable and sunlit days until early evenings. I have already visited Prague several times before, this visit I was planning for one reason only, to make beautiful and high...

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  • 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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Prague What to Pack

  • Map of Prague

    Take a free map of Prague at one of the many 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 several Tourist Information Centres in the heart of the historical town as well as at both terminals of the airport..

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  • 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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Prague Off The Beaten Path

  • 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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  • 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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  • Kutna Hora

    Kutna Hora is a nice town about 65 km. south - east of Prague. It was a silver mining town in medieval times. In fact, in the 13th century rich silver deposits were discovered in the vicinity of this town. The highlight of Kutna Hora is the gothic church of S. Barbora. Its building begun in 1368 and was completed only in 1905. The construction...

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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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  • 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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  • Prague Castle

    This palace was built after the great fire of Castle in 1541, later it was extended and rebuilt in peak Renaissance style and peak Baroque style. The reconstruction was done in 1753-56 so that it could serve the purposes of the Institute of Gentlewomen. The Institute of Gentlewomen was an educational institution for female members of aristocratic...

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  • Old-Town Square

    This large square was founded in the 10th century. It was a marketplace until the beginning of the 20th century. It is surrounded by lots of colourful buildings. The first houses here were built around it in the 12th and 13th century. Tragic events such as executions, political events and demonstrations took place at this square. For instance 27...

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Top 5 Cycling Cities: Prague

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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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