Prague

Mother Prague has clutches, Franz Kafka wrote nearly one hundred years ago. Prague’s convoluted streets may keep you in those clutches loving every second of it. Anyone who has wandered around the city's cobbled streets and Gothic alleyways and seen the moon hover behind the towers and pinnacles of Europe’s most beautiful capital will definitely come back.

The Czech capital is small and compact, with hospody (beer-houses) offering the world’s best beers stationed on every street corner. The most important areas are the central districts of the city: Staré Město (Old Town), Josefov, Nové Město (New Town), and Malá Strana (Lesser Town). These are best explored on foot.

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Planning Your Prague Visit

Discover Czech Beer

True to its reputation, Czech beer is delicious. A newcomer might be confused by the beer’s alcohol content, however. Don’t worry, the numbers given to the beers don’t indicate their alcohol percentage. They refer to the alcohol degree, which is a much more complicated factor. As a rule of thumb, 10 and 12 degrees, the most common, are equivalent to roughly 4% and 5% respectively. Some beers go all the way up to 19 degrees – that’s 8% alcohol!

Try a Czech Hot Dog

Believe it or not, one of Prague’s culinary highlights are its hot dogs. Infinitely superior to their American counterparts, these delicious sausages stuffed in French baguettes offer the best cheap lunch in town. Stalls are peppered throughout the city, just take your pick!

What people are saying about Prague

★★★★★ Excellent overview of Old Town and the Jewish Quarter

We booked this tour the day before, so it was very EASY with good availability. Our guide was Míša, a local, and she was EXCELLENT! She was cheerful, outgoing, humourous and very knowledgeable about her subject matter. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour and wished that we had more time with Míša for additional tours. We actually booked a tour of Prague castle the next day, which was equally informative.

★★★★★ Perfect timing, good transport, Excellent driver.

Driver arrived on time. Very courteous. We had to pick another traveller on way to airport. But he was a 'no show'. No problem for us. Very comfortable drive to the airport.

★★★★★ A very moving tour packed with interesting historical narrative!

I booked this tour online prior to our visit to Prague and it certainly didn't disappoint. Our guide was so knowledgeable that even our taxi driver on the way to the airport and a native of Prague, didn't realise there were underground caves used by the resistance! It was both interesting and very moving at the same time and we certainly came away thinking how much amazing are the people of Prague, and indeed the nation!

World War II in Prague Tour reviewed by janet

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