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Traveling to 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.

Travelling 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.

Quick Guide to Prague

Must Know: The Czech Republic does not use the Euro. Travellers to Prague will have to exchange their currency into Czech Koruna (CZK). 1 Euro is equivalent to approximately 27 CZK.

Must See: Take the Charles Bridge across the river to visit Prague Castle.

Must Do: The Czech Republic is famous for its draft beer- they even have the original version of Budweiser called Budweiser Budvar.

Did you know? Dating from 1410, the Astronomical Clock in Prague’s Oldtown square is the oldest still operating in the world.

About Prague

Prague’s ancient squares, narrow cobblestone streets and medieval church spires create a fairy-tale atmosphere for anyone who visits the Czech Capital. Prague is one of Europe’s best preserved cities, complete with its own 9th-century castle which looms over the city from across the Vltava River. The plan of the Old City, which has been unchanged for over 1000 years, contributes to the tangible sense of history that pervades everything in Prague.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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).

Public Transport in Prague

Prague has an excellent public transport system consisting of the tram, metro, bus, and train services. There are 17 carriers with about 2,000 specialized vehicles that offer interconnected services through the city and its suburbs. The leading operator comprises of 150 bus lines, 30 tram lines, and three metro lines. Operating both an underground and subway, the Metro is the fastest means of transport in Prague, as it's not prone to traffic and weather interruptions - making it a crucial part of the public transport system in the city. Buses are the most flexible means of transport in Prague, since they are not reliant on tracks. For those commuting between the capital and the neighboring small towns and villages, Prague Buses are the most efficient means of transport. The Prague Public Transit Co. Inc. has around 95 miles of tram lines with double tracks and about 1000 trams. Such an extensive network makes it an integral part of Prague's public transport system. The railway system in Prague is crucial as well, as it links the capital to the surrounding towns and the rest of the continent. The main train station in Prague is the Praha hlavní nádraí.

Walking Around in Prague

The best way to experience Prague and take in all its glory is on foot, as the city's main tourist attractions are relatively close together. These attractions are all connected by dreamy cobblestoned streets and meandering alleys. When exploring this historic city, start at the magnificent Wenceslas square located at the heart of Prague. A brief walk northwest of Wenceslas square reveals the famous Don Giovanni theatre where Mozart made his debut performance. Further in the same direction along Melantrichova Street, a winding cobblestoned path brings you to Prague's Old Town square, an architectural wonder. Stop by the café Mozart's first floor for refreshments and an opportunity to marvel at the astonishing clock tower with the dancing statues atop Our Lady of Tyn Church. Make your way to Karlova via Hosova Street for authentic souvenirs, continue along Vltava River over Charles Bridge, and be blown away by the breathtaking Prague castle that commands the skyline. The city of Prague is full of splendor and it is common to come across countless guided tour groups led by local tour guides who are passionate about the city.

Eating in Prague

Svíčková, tender beef served in a creamy vegetable sauce with a side of bread dumplings and garnished with whipped cream on a slice of lemon, is the traditional Sunday dish of Prague. Visitors are encouraged to try this delicacy, as well as many other home cooked specialties, in U Topolů, a friendly neighborhood pub in Prague-Dejvice. Other Czech food treats are beef tartare: raw, minced beef with a raw egg on top. It is typically served with a variety of condiments and spices so that you can mix it to your taste and then spread it on toasted bread, which has been flavored with garlic. The quirky Fraktal restaurant in Prague's Letná district serves this dish to perfection. If you feel like you need a snack whilst exploring Prague, try one of the many varieties of grilled sausages available from small stalls throughout the city. For something lighter, try a chlebíčky, an open sandwich that comes with toppings like cold roast beef or cheese salad. And if you have a sweet tooth, nothing beats buchty, sweet yeast dough rolls filled with plum jam and served with warm vanilla sauce - Cafe EMA at the Masaryk railway station serves excellent buchty.

Best Time to Visit Paris

Paris is a cosmopolitan city, boasting a booming economy, proud cultural heritage, and numerous sights. Something interesting is always happening in Paris, the city of lights. For the avid traveler, there are many things to see all year round, but the best time to tour Paris is from June to August. The weather is perfect for exploring the outdoors, and the different colors in the squares and gardens of Paris are breathtaking during this time. Vacationers can always relax and have fun by the River Seine. Other summer activities include outdoor concerts and festivals. Spring is also a good time to visit Paris, when tourists can enjoy the blossoming flowers in many parks around the city. Spring stretches from March to May. The offseason, which is during fall and winter, is a rather quiet time of year to visit Paris. Some travellers take advantage of these months as there are thinner crowds. travellers have a great opportunity to stroll around the Eiffel Tower without any rush or can peacefully admire the painting of Mona Lisa without waiting in a long queue. Whatever time of year you visit the city of lights, there are highlights that you should be sure to see during your trip.

Best Time to Visit Prague

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a gorgeous historic city that offers a lot to visitors. This city hosts beautiful cathedrals, ancient castles, and medieval bridges among other stunning architecture. You can visit Prague at any time, although some seasons are better than others. Prague experiences a continental climate that is characterized by extreme temperatures. The city has four distinct seasons, each with its pros and cons. Summers get scorching hot while winters are frigid. The best time to visit Prague is, therefore, during spring or early fall. For the most comfortable temperatures, visit Prague between March and May. March may still be chilly, but by April, the warm weather kicks in and is a delight to witness. From trees blooming, to fresh air flowing, to longer days, spring presents the perfect setting for outdoor sightseeing. Apart from the mild weather, springtime in Prague is not touristy and the fewer crowds means better and faster access to services and tourist attractions. Several festivities also occur during spring. Besides the wonderful Easter celebrations, the Khamoro festival is a must-attend event. Held in May, the Romani people will entertain you with their culture and great music.

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