Prague.

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Prague (Praha) is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic and the historical capital of *Bohemia. Prague was the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia and the main residence of several Holy Roman Emperors. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Main attractions include Prague Castle (map), Charles Bridge (Karlův most, map), *Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí, map) with the *Prague astronomical clock (Pražský orloj, map), the Jewish Quarter (Josefov, map), *Petřín hill (map) and Vyšehrad (map).

The city has many world-class museums, including the National Museum (Národní muzeum, map), the Museum of the Capital City of Prague (map), the Alfons Mucha Museum (map). The Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures (map), the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague (map), the Josef Sudek Gallery (map) and The Josef Sudek Studio (map). The National Library (map) and the National Gallery (map), which manages the largest collection of art in the Czech Republic.

Prague is divided into ten numbered districts (Praha 1 through to Praha 10). Praha 1 (map) is the oldest part of the city, the original ‘Town of Prague’, and has by far the most attractions.

Buildings in big cities in the Czech Republic have two numbers, one blue and one red. The blue ones are the orientation numbers – it is the ordinal number of the building on its street. The red numbers are related to the house register of the entire quarter (for example, Staré Město). Most people do not remember them; if somebody says, e.g., the house is in Dlouha str. number 8, they will usually mean the blue number.

In Malá Strana (map), Staré Město (map) there are hundreds of restaurants, bars and pubs, especially with *Czech beer.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

ROPID (Prague Integrated Transport) + FOR TOURISTS

All services (metro, tramways, city buses, funiculars and ferries) have a common ticketing system that operates on a proof-of-payment system. Short-term tourist passes are available for periods of 24 hours or 3 days, longer-term tickets can be bought on the smart ticketing system Lítačka card.

Also сheck оut мore info: Transport (praha.eu) • Public Transport (prague.eu)

BUS: International bus service: Eurolines and RegioJet. Cheap tickets from Poland are offered by FlixBus.

TRAIN: Czech Railways (*Rail travel in the Czech Republic). The train line from Berlin to Prague passes through Saxon Switzerland, and for a couple of hours the passengers are treated to a series of beautiful alpine river valleys, surrounded by rocky escarpments and mountains. If going from Berlin, try to sit on the left side of the train. LEO ExpressRegioJet. (*Rail travel in the Czech Republic)

AIRPORT: Václav Havel Airport Prague (20 km (12 mi) north-west of the city centre). Public buses offer connections to several metro stations, from which you can travel to the city center in a total travel time of 45 minutes.

WATERWAYS: There also few small passenger ferries across the river, integrated with the Prague’s public transport tariff. Some of them are even free. Korn FerryRiver Boats Prague

Prague: Dumb Mistakes Tourists Make in Prague.

Prague is one of my favorite cities to visit in the world. It is full of culture, great food, and tons of sights to enjoy. Here we look at some of the most common mistakes that tourists make when they come to Prague, from not choosing the right ATM to forgetting about some of the Czech delicacies.

video source: Wolters World / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Apply for a visitor visa. Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through Czechia.

IDOS TRANSPORT.

IDOS is a comprehensive public transportation information system in the Czech Republic, including trains, buses, trams, and metros.

AMAZING CZECHIA.

AMAZING CZECHIA presents the most interesting places in one of the most beautiful and picturesque countries in Europe and worldwide.

Czech Tourist Club (KČT) – The Czech Tourist Club (Klub českých turistů, KČT) is maintaining and marking all hiking trails. Formed in 1888, the club really began going trail-marking after the World War II. Today more than 40,000 kilometers of marked routes maintained by 1,350 volunteers are available. The club also coordinates the bike and skiing trails across the country.

IDOS | Seznam – Both sites cover all Czech trains, buses and city transport and many train and bus lines abroad.

Prague.eu: If you are specifically interested in events and festivals in Prague, the official tourist website of Prague provides a comprehensive list of upcoming events. It covers music festivals, theater performances, exhibitions, and more happening in the capital city.