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

    Everyone does it. You can see why, between the statues etc on the bridge, the river views from it, and the vistas of the rest of the city. I think everyone also knows it gets totally overcrowded! Go 1st thing in the morning!

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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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  • Old-Town Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Visiting the old town it's easy, and a nice stroll. Everything is located around and near main square, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. Jan Hus monuments occupies the centre, but around it there are many wonders, with evidence to the Astronomic Clock, the churches of St Nicholas and of Our Lady before Tyn, na old Town Hall Tower.

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Prague Hotels

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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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  • Bohemia Bagel

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Slavia

    4 out of 5 stars

    On our last morning in Prague, we decided to go for a long walk to stretch our legs before the inevitable few hours of cramped-in sitting on a plane back home... give me an old city with a river, and I shall walk along it; it has to be done! On this fine morning in November it was bitterly cold; colder than it had been until now on our visit, so...

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Prague Nightlife

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  • Karlovy Lazne

    I had no problem ordering drinks or getting in although I didn't speak the local language. Over all, it was the music which made it worth going there. Regarding nightlife I'm not particularly picky, but a good music is a must. The club was a bit run-down, and the floor by the oldies was sticky, but they had five floors with different genres in...

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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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  • Radost FX

    Radost is a great place to go later in the day for music,dancing and people watching. I had the best Vodka Martini ever at Radost. Anything can happen. Jama became my favourite bar in the centre of Prague. Just off Wenceslas Square. Great staff and great prices for the Czech beer. I was drinking large Czech beers for just 32 Czech Crowns. I...

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Prague Transportation

  • Public Transport In General

    Travelling around Prague by public transport really couldn't be easier. If you are staying for four nights like I was, it's a good idea to purchase a 72 hour ticket for 310 CZK. I bought my ticket from the information desk at the main railway station (Hlavni nadrazi) on my first full day in the city. It is important to validate the ticket in one of...

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  • Metro

    We found the Prague Metro very simple to use, fast, clean, efficient! There are only 3 metro lines in Prague and each are coloured. Line A is GREEN, Line B is YELLOW and Line C is RED. All three lines meet in the city city centre at three transition stations. We bought our ticket from a yellow Ticket vending machine, just pressed the button...

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  • Airport - Flights and Facilities

    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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Prague Shopping

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  • Souvenirs

    Actually I couldn’t find very cheap souvenirs in Praguevbut on Vaclavske namesti they’re not soooo expensive as in the others shops near Staromestske nadrazi, where go all the tourists. Probably there sre some hidden little places but they'd be out of the city center.

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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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Prague Local Customs

  • Beer!

    Beer is considered a part of the national heritage of the Czech Republic, therefore the Czechs are one of the top beer-brewing nations in the world today. One of the most famous Czech breweries is the Pilsner Urquell Brewery (Plzensky Prazdroj), which was founded in the middle of the 19th century in Pilsen. Other popular Czech beer brands are...

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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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  • 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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Prague Warnings and Dangers

  • 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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  • Money Exchange

    1.As a general rule Never use exchange booths in Prague. It's a con. Simple. 2. Never exchange money in the street. It's a robbery unfolding in front of you. 3. Wear a money belt hidden under your trousers/pants. Stuffed well out of reach! Still amazed to see tourists walking about with bum belts on externally and cameras and wallets in full...

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  • Taxi Drivers

    Warning: Try not to stop private taxi in Prague unless you know the company reputation. DO NOT stop taxi on the street , only use official taxi stand places. 2 days ago me and my family tried to get to our residence and stop the car with 'Taxi' sign on the roof. I've asked the driver how much it would cost. I knew we are 5 minutes away from our...

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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

  • Guide Books

    I'd recommend some prior research before a trip to Prague. VT is great for that (of course) but guide books have their place too. The Baedeker one (not sure if they publish in English) produced some excelllent ideas for restaurants and cafes. Only one disppointed us, but I suspect that was just one of those occasional kitchen blunders - main...

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  • 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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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

  • Football in Prague

    Prague has several football clubs playing in the Czech top leagues. The most famous club is probably Sparta Prague ( www.sparta.cz ) which is frequently the Czech qualifier for the European Championships; Slavia Prague ( www.slavia.cz ) is well known as the local rival for Sparta. Other teams include Dukla Prague ( www.fkdukla.cz) and Viktoria...

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  • Biking trip out pf Prague

    If you are in Prague you should try some trip out of the center! One of the best way to explore the near countryside is a biking tour with some local guide. The 2 most popular destination for biking trip out of Prague is Karlstejn or Okor.Karlstejn is very easy, with a dedicated flat bike path, Okor is more challenging with a trail which is a mix...

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  • 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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Prague General

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

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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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