It’s our capital, cradle of our culture where many famous writers, artists, athletes, sports players, models, film directors were born. This city was under communism for over 40 year. Then Velvet Revolution of 17th November 1989 changes everything (now Czech Republic public holiday). And from that moment, when freedom comes to the streets city enjoying huge economic boom. Prague has a great scale of architecture buildings. In 1992 the historical core of the city covering 866 hectares was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register. No matter where you will go there, you will discover some parts of that city multi-layered history dating from the Holy Roman Empire, the Habsburg Empire, the first Czechoslovak Republic (1918), the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the Communist Republic of Czechoslovakia to the now days of democratic Czech Republic. City undamaged by WWII can now offer unforgettable experience just walking through Baroque, Rococo and Art Nouveau redeveloped streets.
Prague is situated on a broken terrain on both banks of the Vltava (Moldau) river in central Bohemia.
Why is Prague so popular? There’s something magic about that city. We don’t know if it is Franz Kafka who’s attracting many Jewish to see Old Synagogue. We don’t know if it is view from famous café Slavia over river and castle where former president used to go. We don’t know if it is inexpensive sort break offered in some travel agents shop. We don’t know if it is desire to see post communist city witch has been barred from visitor for many decades. We don’t know if it is strolling over Charles Bride at dawn. Maybe this Prague guide ... We don’t know … but what we know, you will fall in love with Prague.
For a weekend break Prague is just the
right size of city. Many of the important tourist sights can be
reach on foot so you can stroll about at your leisure. Even
three or four days in Prague gives you a sense of familiarity
with the city. It’s a good idea to take a
Walking Tour of Prague on one of your first days.
You get a feel for the city and can go back to your favorite
places or those sights you want to explore further.
caters well for tourists. There are many airlines flying
into Prague, check out Flights for options to suit you. Prague
has an excellent range of Hotels, Hostels, etc some with
surprising discounts. If you want to venture further Car hire is
readily available. Because of the numbers of tourists in recent
years, there is a wide range of tours, entertainment, cultural
activities, etc. Movement around the city is very easy by metro,
tram, bus, etc.
UK trends - there
seems to be more and more UK tourists coming to Prague as low
cost airlines serving Prague increasing. I would say most UK
tourists coming just for weekend break, to celebrate their
anniversary, enjoy a peaceful weekend escape, discover great
architecture or do hen or stag party. Recently, there is also a
lots of young who's just becoming to Prague to get drunk and
find their cheap and "beautiful one night lady". Well I guess
that is just a part of whole picture even quite sadly everyone
finds in Prague what he's looking for ...