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The River Vltava splits this wonderful city into two halves while Charles Bridge links them together. Prague Castle and the Little Quarter are situated on one side, and the Old and New Towns and the Jewish Quarter on the other. In Prague it is very easy to get around on foot or by using public transport. Walking is a very enjoyable way to see Prague, but with its steep hills, cobbled streets and tramlines you must wear comfortable shoes. But to feel and enjoy the real Prague be prepared to abandon your sightseeing itinerary … for a moment put away your map and wander off the beaten track; explore narrow side streets and courtyards, where Prague is often at its most charming and beautiful. There’s something new and interesting around every corner.

Best thing to do!

Charles Bridge – most visited romantic landmark in Prague.
Prague Castle – visit the world’s biggest castle as well as the marvellous St Vitus Cathedral. Do not forget the picturesque houses at Golden Lane.
Prague pubs – sample the world’s best beer in Prague’s historical district of Lesser Town.

The city, once home to Dvorak and Franz Kafka, boasts hundreds of concert halls, museums, galleries, movie theatres and music clubs, including the gorgeous National Theatre, Estates Theatre and State Opera. Prague’s compact centre makes discovering this magical city’s charms a breeze year-round, even through cold winters or the often rainy days of summer.

Tip: Prague Information Service Tel: 12 444 (English and German, from overseas dial +420-12-4444). You can get up-to-date information about attractions, cultural events, public transport, shopping, phone numbers etc. Mon-Fri, 09.00 until 18.00. Local call rates apply.

Prague Travel Basics

Prague is a well- known old city of Europe that is a host to many tourists all round the year. The aura of the place speaks for itself. Prague is the capital of Czech Republic whose traditional and archaic European ambience is too appealing than ever imagined. Czech is deemed …

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Exploring Prague on Foot

Prague has so much to see, with great art, fantastic architecture and history around every corner. This means that, of every city in the world, Prague is one of the best for walking around. Despite the fact that Prague covers some 500 sq km, its historic city centre is relatively …

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Prague in two days

Prague in one day If you have only one day for exploring Prague, then concentrate on the Castle District and the Lesser Town and end your walk in the heart of the Old Town. Once you get to the Prague Castle Complex, visit the Gothic St Vitus Cathedral and St …

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Clothing

What to bring and wear Casual clothing should suit most occasions. In summer, take lightweight clothing but be prepared for showers and bring a warm layer in case it’s cool in the evenings. In spring and autumn, a coat or thick jacket is advisable. In winter, take a coat, hat …

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Time in Prague

The Czech Republic is on UTC/GTS+1 hour. One hour ahead of Britain. Czechs use the 24 hour system. ). But from late March, when clocks are put forward one hour, until late October, Czech Summer Time (GMT+2) operates. Note: In the spoken language we would say we are going to …

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Prague discount cards

You can buy a special tourist card for visitors called a Matilda card (Prague Card) which provides entry to most major attractions for significantly reduced rates plus city transport pass for a fixed price of 790 CZK for adults and 530 CZK for children and students. This card is valid …

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Facts about Prague and the Czech Republic

 Prague (Praha in Czech) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic is a member of the European Union (since 2004). Situated on the Vltava river, it is home to approximately 1.2 million inhabitants. (It can be derived from job statistics, however, that an additional 300,000 people work …

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The Czech Language

The national language is Czech. However, English is widely spoken (especially by the younger generation), as is German and Russian (mostly by the older generation). The Czech language can be quite difficult to learn and many English speakers find it very hard to pronounce. If you are keen to learn …

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