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The Czech capital's fairy-tale atmosphere is perfectly complemented by the city's cobblestone streets, ancient squares and medieval churches. Prague, which has been perfectly preserved from the middle ages, is one of Europe's most walkable cities and features a medieval castle dating from the 9th-century. History is always palpable in Prague, with an Old City that has remained unchanged for over a millennium.
Quick Guide to Prague
|Must Know||The Czech Republic does not use the Euro. Travelers to Prague will have to exchange their currency into Czech Koruna (CZK). 1 Euro is equivalent to approximately 27 CZK.|
|Must See||Take a hike up to Prague's Castle at dusk and watch the sunset behind this medieval city.|
|Must Do||The Czech Republic is famous for its draft beer- they even have the original version of Budweiser called Budweiser Budvar.|
|Must Eat||Tuck into tasty Czech cuisine Trdelník, a sweet and traditional pastry.|
|Did You Know||Dating from 1410, the Astronomical Clock in Prague’s Oldtown square is the oldest still operating in the world.|
Top Experiences in Prague
Standing tall above the city is Prague Castle which was built in the 9th century and is the largest ancient castle in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. The castle has been home to Holy Roman emperors, Kings of Bohemia, currently it is now the residence of the President of the Czech Republic.
Possibly one of the most beautiful bridges in the world, the Charles Bridge amazes both locals and visitors since its completion in 1342. Connecting the Castle district with the Old Town, it’s the impressive decoration of 30 statues and statuaries, their baroque style complementing the bridge’s dramatic Gothic architecture which is considered a high point for most visitors.
Old Town Square
A highlight for many visitors, Prague’s Old Town Square has a bustling atmosphere between performing street artists, traditional markets and statues, steeped in history. These features would mean little without the surroundings of magnificent Gothic architecture, including the Church of Mother of God before Týn.
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Everything you need to know about Prague Airport
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Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
The AirportExpress Bus connects the airport to the central railway station. Additionally there are several local transport buses that operates between the airport and the major metro lines, which can be used with a regular fare (32 CZK).
Arriving in Prague
|Train||Trains arrive at Praha hlavní nádraží station in the center of Prague only a 5-10 minute walk to Wenceslas Square. The station is also connected to Prague’s metro line C, while numerous tram routes (5, 9, and 26) depart from outside.|
|Bus||Buses to Prague arrive at ÚAN Florenc station located at the junction of metro lines B and C. Floerec station is also close to both metro and bus stops while also being within walking distance of some of Prague’s major sights.|
|Flight||Flights to Prague land at Václav Havel Airport located approximately 10 kilometers from the city. 4 bus lines, including the Airport Express, connect the airport with Prague’s central train station. It takes approximately 25 minutes to reach the city center from the airport.|
Traveling around Prague
Given its small size, Prague is one of the most walkable capital cities in Europe. The city is very pedestrian friendly, with numerous tight alleys and limited vehicle traffic in Prague’s old city. Prague also has one of the best public transport networks in Europe, with metro, bus and tram services that connect the whole city and its outskirts. This network also includes the Petrin funicular and 6 ferries.