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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.

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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History of Prague and Czech Republic

Prague (in Czech “Praha”), the capital of the Czech Republic, is situated on the Vltava River. The capital has the largest number of tourist attractions ranging from medieval buildings, museums up to dozens of annual cultural and social events. Today Prague’s population is of around 1.2 million inhabitants. Prague was …

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Sexy Prague

Susan Breslow Sardone, in About.com’s Guide to Honeymoons, has blogged about National Geographic Traveler’s list of the “World’s Sexiest Cities”, asking readers to share their opinions. Is Prague one of the world’s sexiest cities? Mozart wouldn’t have even had to ask – in 1787 he premiered Don Giovanni, the story …

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Forward planning

Prague is very popular, which means that the streets around the main sights are jam-packed with tourists for much of the year. The best times to visit, in terms of weather, are May and September. The winter months can be very chilly in Prague.   Prague isn’t a city that …

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Prague Brief History

Founded in the latter part of the 9th century, Prague soon became the seat of the kings of Bohemia, some of whom also reigned as emperors of the Holy Roman Empire in later times. The city flourished during the 14th century reign of Charles IV, who ordered the building of …

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Prague Superlatives

• The oldest meteorological observatory: Klementinum (meteorological observations since 1752) • The oldest preserved fountain: the singing fountain (1568) in the Royal Garden • The oldest rotunda: St. Martin’s in Vyšehrad (11th century) • The oldest bridge: Charles Bridge (1357) • The oldest railway station: Masaryk (1845) • The oldest …

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The 1989 Velvet Revolution

During the afternoon of the 17th November 1989, 30000 students assembled in the New Town of Prague to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Nazi suppression of student demonstrations, that had resulted in the shutting of Czech universities up until the conclusion of World War Two. The demonstration in 1989—which …

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