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Prague City Breaks: Best of Prague

The city of 100 spires, Prague has enchanted visitors for centuries
The bohemian allure and fairytale features of Prague make it a perfect destination for culture vultures who want to immerse themselves in history, art, music, and architecture. You could devote an entire day to exploring Prazsky hrad (Prague Castle), then refuel over a hearty dinner at a classic Czech tavern. Spend some time wandering Old Town Square before heading over to the Astronomical Clock as it performs a mechinical promenade on the hour. Prague’s best bars are often historic pubs where you can spend the better part of a night tipping back central Europe's top-shelf beers.

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Essential Prague

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Prague Is Known For...

Beer glorious beer

Markets stuffed with souvenirs

Famed opera and classical music

Prague Travel Guide

Travelers' pro tips for experiencing Prague

Wear comfortable shoes because the streets are cobblestone and you can easily spend a day walking over bridges, through parks and squares, and up and down church and tower stairs.
Suzana J
During lunchtime, most of the restaurants offer daily set menus for less than the a la carte menu items. If the menu is not on the table, just ask.
Patti W
Get up early and start walking. We were there by 7:30 a.m. and had the place to ourselves.

In the words of those who've been there before ...

Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes.
Zuzana M
Prague is a wonderful city full of contrasts. Whether you want to see historical buildings, hidden parks and gardens or just wander in its narrow streets, you will be amazed by the romantic mood in the air.
Steve H
Prague is a city of incredible beauty and sophistication. It's a surprising city with remarkable scientific and musical history along with cobbled lanes and fantastic al fresco dining in the town square.
Irena I
Prague is the city for the romantic, the fun-loving and the history- and architecture-loving people of the world.

What is the best way to get there?


Prague Ruzyne Airport (Václav Havel Airport Prague) has direct flights to the US, Canada, and many European cities. Airport Express buses and public bus 119 connect the airport to the city.


Prague Central Train Station (Praha Hlavni Nadrazi) has trains to cities around the Czech Republic and to Central Europe destinations such as Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava.

Do I need a visa?

If you’re visiting Prague from overseas, use Schengen Visa info to see if you need a visa.

When is the best time to visit?

Summer is Prague’s busiest season and offers the best weather, with temperatures reaching highs of 75°F (25°C) and lows around 55°F (12°C). Major events throughout the year include the Czech Beer Festival in May and the Signal Light Festival in October.

Prague is also popular over the holiday season, when Christmas markets and festive illuminations show the Old Town at its most atmospheric. During the holiday season, Prague sees highs around 35°F (2°C) and lowest temperatures of 23°F (-5°C).

On Foot

Prague’s central neighborhoods are easy to get around on foot, and it’s possible to visit most attractions without using public transport.


Prague is not the most bike-friendly city, but cycling is becoming more popular. Freebike is an electric bike-share system with bicycle stations located across Prague.

Sign up online here.


DDP operates metro and tram services daily from 5 a.m. to 12:30-1 a.m. Tickets can be bought from the automated ticket machines at metro and tram stations; day passes and single fares are available. Tickets are also valid for the Petrin funicular.

For more information about the network and fares, see here.


Prague’s local bus system operates day and night, but most travelers find it quicker and more convenient to take the tram.

For more information about the network and fares, see here.


It’s possible to hail down a taxi on the street in Prague, but prices will generally be higher, and it’s advisable to agree on a fare before you set out. Alternatively, find an official taxi stand or get your hotel to call one for you.


Uber and Bolt are readily available in Prague on your smartphone.

On the ground
What is the timezone?
Central European Standard Time
What are the voltage/plug types?
The standard voltage in Czech Republic is 230V and the standard frequency is 50Hz. The plug has two round pins.
What is the currency?
Czech Koruna (CZK). Some larger hotels and restaurants may accept the euro, however, it is not widely accepted. If you do choose to pay in euros, the exchange rate is often less than favorable.
Are ATMs readily accessible?
Are credit cards widely accepted?
How much do I tip?
Tipping is not obligatory in Czech Republic, however, a 10% tip for exceptional service is always appreciated.

Are there local customs I should know?

The federal legal age for buying and drinking alcohol is 18 years old.
Walk to the right of the sidewalk and step off to the side of the sidewalk if you want to stop to check your phone, look up directions, or want to take in a view.
Public transport
Allow others to disembark before boarding, don’t take up more than one seat, and stand to offer seating to pregnant women or someone with a disability. Stand to the right on escalators to allow others to pass — locals can get quite frustrated if the left-hand side is blocked.
Don’t expect fast service
Czech culture is laid-back and service is equally leisurely. You will need to ask for the bill when you have finished your meal — it won’t automatically be brought to you.
Watch out for hidden extras
Be aware that items that might be complimentary in other European countries, such as bread and tap water, are often charged for in the Czech Republic.