PRAGUE

Prague is the capital of the beautiful country of Czech Republic. This magical city is not only the fourteenth largest city in the European Union, but also the political, cultural, and economic center of central Europe. The Vltava River runs through the city and gives it a charming atmosphere along with the unique bridges, historical cathedrals and gold-tipped towers and churches.

Prague is located in northwest of the Czech Republic, and it is easily accessible by air, train or road.

TRANSPORT TO THE PRAGUE

The international Prague Airport is just short distances away from city center. It can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes and by public transport in about 50 minutes.

The Prague Airport is one of the fastest growing airports and it checks-in more than 15 million passengers annually. Almost 70 airlines connecting Prague directly to more than 160 destinations.

There are 4 big train stations in Prague, and the main one is Hlavní nádraží, which is only a few minutes away from the Wenceslas square in the city center. It was reconstructed in 2006, so a beautiful travel hub with a lot of facilities will welcome the passengers. Hundreds of trains going through the Czech Republic daily with many international connections.

GETTING AROUND

Getting around by foot is easy and highly recommended. The entire city is easily accessible by foot, and while walking around the travelers can observe the magical historical buildings and admire the shining river which runs across the whole city. After a tiring sightseeing, they can rest a bit in the local pubs and try out the world-famous beers.

The Prague boasts an excellent public transport system. Over 30 metro, bus and tram lines will quickly and safely take you to your destinations in and around The Hague. There’s also a night bus, so you can get home safely after a night out.

It is often possible to hail a taxi in the street, but you can also find special taxi stands at the train stations and various points throughout the city. You can reliably order a taxi by telephone too.

WHAT TO SEE – WHAT TO DO

The castle was built around AD 870 and now it is the largest castle complex in the world. It is in the Hradcany neighborhood, and it is the official residence of the Czech Republic’s President. The atmosphere is really historical, and it is one of the city’s most visited tourist attractions. Within the walls there are the most popular tourist sites, including St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, the Powder Tower, the Old Royal Palace, and the Golden Lane.

One of the most famous bridge of Prague is the Charles Bridge, which was built in 1357. The bridge is famous for its historical statues, which abrases among many others the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and John of Nepomuk. It is recommended to take a walk on it during the night, as the view is spectacular on the city, covered in lights reflecting from the river.

The recently renovated Museum has collections representing numerous varieties of fields, with plenty of items covering mineralogy, zoology, anthropology, and archaeology, along with arts and music.