'Golden City', 'City of the Hundred Towers', 'Mother of Cities' - these are some of the names for this fairytale city on the Moldau. The holiday homes in Prague are the perfect starting point to discover the city. Prague is one of the oldest cities in Europe, and therefore rich in historic buildings around atmosphere-filled squares and impressive churches and castles. The historical core of the city was rightly placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1993.
Prague is truly a cultural city. Nowhere else in the world can you find so many concert halls, baroque buildings, natural beauty, entertainment and relaxation in one city! When visiting Prague, don't miss the most famous cultural treasure of the Czech Republic, the Czech castle Karlstejn. In fact, this castle is a collection of buildings built from the 9th century onwards. You will find the Knights' Hall, the parliament buildings, the Basilica of St. George and the Basilica of St. Vitus. The crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire are kept here.
Prague is also known for its Vltava bridges (the bridges over the Moldau). There are 15 bridges over the Moldau connecting the old city of Stare Mesto with Malá Straná. The most famous bridge is the Charles Bridge. The uniqueness of this bridge is that it is the only one that is only accessible to pedestrians. On both sides of the bridge, there are bridge towers dating from the 15th century, as well as unique sandstone sculptures from the baroque era. In summer, this romantic place is teeming with street performers and artists.
When you visit this city, you will probably also go shopping. In the historical centre consisting of 5 districts, there are daily markets with lots of art, wooden toys and souvenirs, but also lots of fruit and vegetables. In the numerous shops, you will find timeless typical Czech souvenirs such as painted porcelain, cut glassware and jewellery in the Czech gemstone Garnet. For the large shops and department stores, you can visit one of the dozens of large shopping malls that have emerged like mushrooms in recent years. These can be entered whenever you want, because they are open non-stop and only closed for a few hours after midnight. From your holiday home in Prague, you are right on the doorstep of these shopping malls.
Prague is not only the heart of Europe, but also the heart of European architecture. Since its inception more than a thousand years ago, the city has been filled with beautiful, memorable buildings. Do not miss tourist attractions such as the Golden Street, the famous Astronomical Clock, the romantic Baroque castle Troy, and many other beautiful places, too many to mention, but certainly worth a visit. There is also a lot to see in the immediate vicinity of Prague. Why not make a trip to Castle Konopiste or the fortress of Karlstejn? Read more about the surroundings in Central Bohemia.
The region around Prague is called Central Bohemia. You will find beautiful castles and palaces, including Karlstejn, the most important fortress in the Czech Republic. Also worth a visit are the 13th century Gothic fortress Krivoklát and the castle of Konopistì. And the old silver town of Kutná Hora is also worth seeing. In the Middle Ages, this was the richest and second largest town in the Bohemian kingdom.
St. Vitus Cathedral, National Gallery, Municipal House, the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Old Town Square, Josefov, Strahov Monastery, Lennon wall are some of the important places to visit in Prague, and it's surroundings.
Some of the must-try activities in Prague are:
Travelers from the UK can reach Prague by train, air, and bus.
Some of the recommended dishes in Prague are Svickova, Streak Tartare, Open Sandwich, Prague ham, Sausage, Potato Pancake, Chlebicky, Cesnecka, Kulajda, and Gulas.
The ideal time to visit Prague is between May to September.