Prague. It’s just small enough to get lost in, somehow you’ll find your way back. It’s just big enough, standing alongside Rome, London, Berlin and Paris as one of the top European travel destinations. Our advice: get lost in winding alleys then stumble upon pop-ups, art galleries, or hidden pubs. This guide pinpoints Top 5 Lists for: Eat, Drink, See and Stay. It’s easy and simple. It’s the Prague we’d like you to experience…a guide you can pass along to your friends.
For first time travelers to Prague, here’s the 411:
- Avoid August – it’s like Disneyland, filled with tourists.
- Exchange your cash. Czech Republic is part of the EU but uses its own currency: koruna.
- Lunch is considered the main meal of the day, so get ready for heavy duty pork, chicken and goulash! Load up on carbs: fries, potatoes and dumplings.
- Get ready for $1 beers! They’re cheaper than water. No, seriously, they are.
- General rule: watch out for pickpocketers, especially at metro stations, Charles Bridge and Town Squares.
Years ago, travelers came to Prague for cheap beer. Since 1990s, Prague has flourished to attain five-star hotels, Michelin starred restaurants. Local designers and artists burst with modern creativity infused with nostalgic Bohemian pasts. The aftermath of WWII, in addition to a vivid transformation from Czechoslovakia to the current Czech Republic, all make Prague a fascinating place to wander through.