Prague

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 hospodar (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.

Top sights in Prague

Charles Bridge

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Vltava River

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Old Town, Prague

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Terezin

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Wiener Musikverein Concert Hall

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Petrin Hill

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Prague Castle

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Kampa Island

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The Top Attractions in Prague

Despite its relatively small size, the Czech capital of Prague is jam-packed with magnificent sights, each endowed with a long and varied history. To make the most of your visit there, make sure to include these 6 attractions in your itinerary.

Vltava River
The Vltava River cuts across Prague’s center. Jump aboard one of the many tour boats and take in the wonderful sights on both sides of the river while sipping a delicious Czech beer.

Charles Bridge
600 years old, Charles Bridge is one of Prague’s most iconic landmarks. Beautifully decorated with rows of 30 baroque-style statues, it’s a perfect spot for a romantic stroll.

Old Town Square
The Old Town Square in Prague offers a charmingly eclectic mix of architectural styles spanning several centuries – undoubtedly one of Europe’s most beautiful sights.

Prague Castle
The largest ancient castle in the world, as well as one of the most gorgeous, Prague Castle, has been home to all the different Czech heads of state ever since the 9th century.

Jewish Quarter (Josefov)
Despite its turbulent history, the Jewish Quarter in Prague has maintained most of its historical buildings and is now the best-preserved Jewish historical complex in Europe.

Astronomical Clock
Dating back to 1410, this astronomical clock is the third-oldest in the world and the oldest still in operation. Don’t miss its fantastic moving display on the hour, every hour.

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!

Good to know

Language

Czech

Currency

Czech Crown (czk)

Country Code

+420

Time Zone

UTC (+01:00)

Best time to visit

Prague is probably most pleasant to visit in the spring (Mar-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov) as the weather is more mild and there are fewer tourists than in the summer months.

What people are saying about Prague

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great guide and great lunch recommendation
Our guide, Colorado Dave is a great guide. We felt like he was a storyteller every step of the way. He made sure that we were all together and in time. Just we had a 4-year-old with us that we pushed in the stroller most of the time and that was not an issue. Just be aware that you will need to walk slightly fast from the meeting point to the train station to get to Kuta Hora station. This means that you should wear proper shoes and biteable to keep up with others. We did not have any problems at all but noted that there were some that were having issues. This tour did not come with lunch, however, we did go to a local restaurant together as a group to have lunch that was pre-ordered while we were on the train. The food was amazing! We highly recommend Colorado Dave as your guide!

Kutna Hora & Bone Chapel Tour from Prague reviewed by Dayangku

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A very enjoyable morning tour with an excellent guide
I’ll start off by saying that when I booked this activity (we went Tuesday, October 1st), I thought I’d booked a segway tour of the castle district (my fault, I’d gotten confused between this tour and another one) – but, having said that, I was glad in the end that I DID book this tour because it was an excellent way to see the (very large) Prague Castle complex and its various buildings/sections, mostly thanks to our local guide who was very informative but also very entertaining. It was refreshing to have a live tour guide, after having done so many audioguide tours by that point!

Prague Castle: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide & Admission reviewed by Rochelle

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ An informative account of the years before, during & after Communism.
Dominic was a guide with a good knowledge of the subject imparted in an interesting and often funny way. He was very personable and with excellent locations used in this tour you could not but remain interested throughout the tour. The small group tour where we did not need earplugs and the guide did not need a radio microphone and a continuous raised umbrella or flag was wonderful. The highlight for us was the underground bunker and the amazing history and stories told from there. I would highly recommend this tour.

Prague Communism and Bunker Tour reviewed by Jennifer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Very interesting tour on a very chilly day!
The tour was very interesting and included a lot of information. The guide was well informed and spoken and patient with the crowds. Her stories were historically significant and kept everyone involved. She created a safe environment and always ensured she knew where everyone was as the palace was very crowded. This tour is worth taking.

Prague Castle: Small-Group Tour with Local Guide & Admission reviewed by Madeline

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