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After surviving wars, Communist rule, and devastating floods in 2002, the Czech Republic’s capital has led the modern-day renaissance of Eastern Europe. Yet some things never change in the City of a Hundred Spires: lantern-lit boats still glide on the Vltava River, nonstop revelry continues at Charles Bridge, and the old-world charm of Staré Mesto is alive and well.

There’s also no shortage of restaurants in Prague, especially those serving meat and potatoes in many forms. If you need a break from dumplings, Radost FX pulls double duty by serving breakfast and late-night meals heavy on nothing but vegetables and variety. The café is part of a club by the same name, one of many choices for nightlife in Prague. With all the things to do, see, and eat, you’ll need to sleep at some point. Most of Prague’s best (and most expensive) ... Read More
After surviving wars, Communist rule, and devastating floods in 2002, the Czech Republic’s capital has led the modern-day renaissance of Eastern Europe. Yet some things never change in the City of a Hundred Spires: lantern-lit boats still glide on the Vltava River, nonstop revelry continues at Charles Bridge, and the old-world charm of Staré Mesto is alive and well.

There’s also no shortage of restaurants in Prague, especially those serving meat and potatoes in many forms. If you need a break from dumplings, Radost FX pulls double duty by serving breakfast and late-night meals heavy on nothing but vegetables and variety. The café is part of a club by the same name, one of many choices for nightlife in Prague. With all the things to do, see, and eat, you’ll need to sleep at some point. Most of Prague’s best (and most expensive) hotels are located centrally near tourist hot spots, including IgoUgo favorite Marriott Prague. But less expensive hotels are available, usually farther from the most tourist-heavy areas, and hostels or pensions are often a good bet.

Before you make all your plans and book a flight to Prague, consider adding Český Krumlov or Telč to your itinerary. Like most of Prague, they are UNESCO World Heritage sites, and rightly so. No matter what you decide to see and do, though, photos of Prague by our travelers can be a great guide to making the most of your time in the Golden City.    Close

Stories and Tips Prague

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An open letter to my beloved city

Written by marif on 29 Aug, 2012

With reluctance, I left Olomouc behind on a train trip to Prague. Two hours later, I was experiencing through the train’s window the panoramic hillside groves that enwrap the city, Prague being an urban settlement nestled deep down within a lush valley. In a matter…Read More


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Olomouc: a heritage of culture and history

Written by marif on 23 Aug, 2012

Without any planned itinerary, I went to Ostrava’s bus station early to enquire about buses that travel west to any interesting destination in the Czech Republic, in a bid to get closer to Prague. Ostrava’s bus station on Ul Vitkovicka is a huge affair equipped…Read More


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Ostrava: unusual attractions, quaint museums

Written by marif on 19 Aug, 2012

Cesky Tesin’s bus station on the extreme edge of Ul Hlavni, a ten-minute walk away from the Polish - Czech border has neither an information point nor a ticket office. Bus timetables to a good number of destinations in the Czech Republic are however conveniently…Read More


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A city that deserves better exposure

Written by marif on 15 Aug, 2012

Out on the street in front of the arrival terminal at Krakow Balice Airport, I spotted the Balice / Lotnisko shuttle bus parked on the bus stand ready to take passengers to the train stop a short distance away. Less than five minutes later, I…Read More


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Walking through Prague

Written by mediterranean_girl on 03 Sep, 2011

We lucky to have great weather on our November weekend to Prague so we decided to get around all the sites by walking. What a great choice! Prague is an ideal city for walking, its a small city (none of the main sites are more…Read More


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The Lesson of Lost - Part 2

Written by flyingscot4 on 17 Jun, 2011

Being lost requires kind of a different brain set. I don't care about my very tentative list of things to do on a particular day or evening. I find that I see more and learn more when I have no schedule and am…Read More


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The Lesson of Lost - Part 1

Written by flyingscot4 on 15 Jun, 2011

I am very good at getting lost. Fortunately, I am pretty good at getting found too, which makes being lost somewhat less of a problem. It wasn’t always like that. At one time it frustrated me a lot. I have always…Read More


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How About That Prague!

Written by flyingscot4 on 13 Jun, 2011

OverviewI titled this Journal "Prague - A Meetin' Place" for a good reason. There is a saying that if you stand on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway in New York City (Times Square) for an hour, that you will meet someone…Read More


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Bohemia for begginers

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 05 Dec, 2010

I have visited Czech Republic several times, some of them when it was still part of Czechoslovakia, but the best and most interesting were the times spent in Prague and Brno. If I was to choose one, I would have to choose Prague, despite its…Read More


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Prague: Tomorrow's Paris, Part II

Written by aboutthatplace on 15 Nov, 2010

The Jewish Quarter (Josefov)What would become known as Prague’s Jewish Ghetto got its start in the 10th century but would have a population explosion in the 13th century, when Jews were ordered to vacate their homes and gather in one area. Much of the…Read More


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