Known for its medieval architecture, bridges, cathedrals, towers, and church domes, Prague is the largest city and the capital of the Czech Republic. Prague is one of the most sought-after destinations in Central Europe and considered among the most charming. It’s a vibrant city, famous for its color, energy, art, culture, and entertainment.
Prague is separated into districts. In what is considered the “old system” Prague was divided into 10 districts: Castle, Lesser Town, Old Town, New Town, Jewish Town, Vysehrad, North, East, South, and West. Running through Prague is the famous river Vltava.
Prague has a temperate climate with mild seasons. In the winter, temperatures are cool with the occasional snowstorm, through Prague has been known not receive snow at all. Spring is mild and beautiful as the flowers begin to bloom and temperatures rise to a comfortable heat. Summer is full of active tourists and Prague warm and sunny. Though at times the heat can be unbearable, and the summer is Prague’s rainy season. Moving into fall, the air is chilly, but the scenery is beautiful, colorful, and proves irresistible to stay inside.
Transportation and accessibility are easy enough to manage. Prague is renown for its “walkable city.” The only down-side to walking is the cobblestone streets which can be difficult for a tourists feet and legs.
Prague also has three metro lines, as well as bus and tram systems. These run from early in the morning (about 5 am) until midnight. Tourists find Prague’s transport to be easy to use, efficient, and affordable.
Visiting Prague will not be boring, as activities and sites are abundant and varying. Each district is unique. For example, in Prague Castle, visitors will find the world’s largest, ancient castle which people are able to climb inside and enjoy magnificent views of the areas below. Old Town is the historic district center including many historical buildings, monuments, and most notably the Astronomical Clock. Traveling through Charles Bridge will connect you with Old Town and New Town. Musicians play their music, and artists sell their jewelry and paintings.
A few key places to visit would be: Czech National Gallery, Czech National Museum, Lobkowicz Plaza, the Jewish Museum, Kafka Museum, Josefov (historical Jewish ghetto, Infant of Prague, Loreta (a Baroque convent), Prague Zoo, Prague Christmas Markets, and the Prague Dancing House. A few notable activities to participate in are boat tours, bike tours, and walking tours.