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Czech Out Prague

A March 2007 trip to Prague by starvingactor

Czech Inn Photo, Prague, Czech Republic More Photos
Quote: Five days spent in the beautiful, stately, and well-preserved Czech capital.

Czech Inn

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Hotel

Czech Inn Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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I first came across Czech Inn in a Washington Post article "12 top hostels for big-city stays worldwide". I wasn't sure how it would live up to such lofty expectations, but some how it did.Located in Vinohrady district of Prague, this hostel is about a 15 minute walk or a quick tram ride (#4, 22 or 23) into the New Town district. This really is a 'boutique' hostel if there is such a thing, with modern industrial finishes. Accomodations vary from single/double rooms to 12 person dorms. You would want to book in advance for the single or double rooms which cost about 1200 to 1500 CK. They were all gone by the time I booked, nearly 3 weeks prior to my trip. But I was able to get...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2007

Czech Inn
Francouzska 76
Prague, Czech Republic 101 00
+420 267 267 600

U Pinkasu

Restaurant

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I found U Pinkasu in my lonely planet guide. It is located in the New Town district of Prague, not too far from Wenceslas Square. This restaurant is a typical Czech pub and was supposedly established in 1843. They specialize in traditional Czech cuisine. The restaurant consists of 3 or 4 different dining halls, some of which are smoking rooms. The menu is fairly extensive, and there are ones in English. The entrees included traditional dishes like Sausage Goulash, Sirloin with Cream Sauce, Baked Duck Leg etc. There were also a few fish dishes and a small vegetarian menu. Most of the vegetarian items seemed to be made of pasta. The entrees ranged in cost from 99 CK to 309 CK. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 21, 2007

U Pinkasu
Jungmanove Namesti, 16
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00
+420 221 111 150

Svejk Restaurant

Restaurant

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I stumbled upon Svejk restaurant while ambling around the Jewish Town district. This restaurant is roughly at the intersection of Pariska and Siroka streets. Svejk resembles a beer hall. The menu is fairly extensive and there is one in English.

The chef's specialties range from 150 CK to 330 CK. Most of the traditional Czech dishes were 120 CK to 250 CK. There where also some vegetarian options. The beer was pretty cheap at 30 CK for 30 ml of Pilsner beer.

The Roast Pork with Potato Dumplings and Stewed Cabbage was well worth the 150 CK or so. Some of the staff speak English and the service is pretty friendly. A 10% service charge was automatically added to the bill.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 21, 2007

Svejk Restaurant
Siroka, 20/118
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00
+420 2 2481 3964

Karlstejn Castle

Attraction

Karlstejn Castle Photo, Karlstejn, Czech Republic
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Karlstejn castle is located in Karlstejn, a small village in Central Bohemia, about 45 minutes by train from Prague. It costs 61 CK for the roundtrip rail journey and the castle is about a 15-minute walk from the rail station. Follow the signs that read 'Hrad' which means 'castle' in Czech. The castle was built in the 1300s by Charles IV, the King of Bohemia and the Holy Roman Emperor. It was built to safegaurd the crown jewels and it took about 17 years to complete, which was quite impressive for the middle ages. Karstejn castle has been renovated several times in the last few centuries. The most recent renovation was in the 19th century. Much of what you will see inside the castle is...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2007

Prague Castle (Hradcany Castle)

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Attraction | "Prague Castle"

Prague Castle (Hradcany Castle) Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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The Prague Castle, the seat of the head of state, is probably the most popular of all tourist attractions in Prague. It sits on a hill top in the Castle district of Prague. The castle can be reached by subway - A line, Malostranska stop or by tram. I personally enjoyed taking a tram to the National Theatre, walking along the Vltava river and then crossing into the castle district via the Charles Bridge. You get beautiful views of the castle as you walk along the river. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest continuous castle in the world. It is made of a cluster of palaces and church buildings that date back to the 9th century. The buildings are ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2007

Prague Castle (Hradcany Castle)
Castle District, Hradcany
Prague, Czech Republic 119 08
420 2 2437 3368