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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.

Laundry in Prague

In the Czech Republic people will usually have a washing machine at home so you will not see a laundry shops very often. The easiest way to deal with this problem is to hand over your laundry to someone at a hotel If you are staying in Prague city you …

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For the Love of Prague

FOR THE LOVE OF PRAGUE is Gene Deitch’s story – part national history, part memoir, part love story, part a record of national lunacy. However unlikely his account may seem to some outsiders, it is all true, with real names, real people, real incidents….and real insight! It is his personal …

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Prague Useful Links

Here we list a few websites that may be of help in the research and planning of your trip. Prague Weather On-line weather in Prague, Czech Republic – current weather, weather forcast, local climate information. Prague Info ServicePrague official website providing complete well-arranged information about Prague, Prague monuments and events. …

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Prague – The mother of cities

The mother of cities reads the motto on the coat-of-arms of the Capital of the Czech Republic. It was topical in the Middle Ages and the Early New Age, when Prague was the political head and until 1547 also the supreme court instance of the burgher estate, the counterpart of …

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Toilets in Prague

Public toilets are usually only free in government-run facilities, such as galleries and museums. Otherwise, you will have to pay, usually a 5 CZK to 10 CZK (have some coins with you) fee to the attendant, if it is not a coin-operated lock. You can find toilets in all department …

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Tipping in restaurants

The basic 5%-15% is appreciated, but not mandatory. Also many Czechs just round the bill up. Leave cash on the table if you thought the service was good, or say ‘Dobry’ when paying your waiter; it means ‘OK’, as in, ‘keep the change’. Or, when handing over the money, just …

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Velvet Revolution Memorial

In an arcade between Wenceslas Square and the National Theatre is a small bronze plaque with symbolic hands of revolting Czech students. This is a memorial to one of the most crucial moments in Czech (and Czechoslovak) history – the beginning of the Velvet Revolution on November 17th. On this …

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Czechs

At first impression Czechs might seems a bit intimidating, service in shops or restaurants provided “without” smiles and passengers in metro or trams looks very quiet. However after you visit some pubs, socializing places, clubs or friends at their home, it is guaranteed that you’ll get a very different impression. …

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Electricity and Adapters

Electricity in the Czech Republic is 220V and AC 50Hz. Make sure your appliances like shavers, hairdryers, curling irons, camera chargers, laptops, etc. have a switch to change the voltage to 220. All sockets have two round female contacts (live left) and round blanking/grounding protecting pin in the middle of …

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