Prague is the capitol on the Czech Republic and has been called the “City of a Hundred Spires”. This city has a very long and rich history dating back to Roman times. It was a vital city during the Habsburg Monarchy, and it played a major role during the World Wars. It is also home to the third oldest astronomical clock in the world and it’s the oldest clock still operating! It’s one of the most popular destinations in Central Europe due to its unique style of architectures. With styles from Gothic to Renaissance and Art Nouveau simply walking through this city is an attraction.
The official language is Czech which is a West Slavic language. Most people will speak English.
Dobre Rano – Good Morning
Dobry’ Den – Hello
Ano – Yes
Ne – No
Devkuji Vam – Thank you
Pomoc - Help
This is a five-star hotel that you can get amazing deals on. I have seen the rooms as low as £89 which is insane for the quality of the hotel. A short walk from Charles Bridge and home to some of the best service.
The average rate per night starts at £130
Located right next to Prague Castle this hotel was once a Bourgeoise house. It is one of three Alchymist properties, but this property has its own in-house chocolatier and basement spa!
Average room per night starts at £163
Voted one of the top hotels in Prague it has one of the best locations in town. You can see the Charles Bridge on one side of the hotel and the Old Town and Jewish Quarter on the other side. The décor is timeless and classic with and amazing bar and restaurant onsite.
Average room per night starts at £251
He is considered the “son” of Prague and you will see him all over Prague merchandise. He is known for his literary and has been called one of the most influential writers in the 20th century. His work blends elements of realism with fantasy. Most of his work was published after he died even though he wanted his unfinished work destroyed after his death. His friend Max Brod who he entrusted those instructions to ignored him and published his work anyways.
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Prague has many German influences and that does reflect in some of their traditional foods. They are known for the Beef Steak Tartare, Kulajda, Weiner Sausages and Svickova.
It is located in one of the only four dining options in chateau Letenský Zámaček. They serve authentic dishes and have amazing views of Old Town.
An average meal starts at £20 per person.
Located in the Four Seasons this is a fine dining restaurant. They offer Italian cuisine, traditional dishes and seafood.
An average meal starts at £45 per person.
This is fine dining at its best, with menus for six or eleven courses. They have a seasonal menu that focuses on “thought provoking” meals.
An average meal starts at £138 per person.
Prague is on the E plug which is 230V and standard frequency is 50 HZ. To avoid issues, you will need an adapter AND convertor! I would recommend BESTEK Universal it works in multiple destinations and has USB ports. I have been using it for a while and love it! Now all my ladies out there you will need a DIFFERENT adapter for your curling irons and straighteners. I know its extra money but trust me! I have blown out a few curling irons, it’s worth the extra money and luggage space. Conair has the best adapter for pretty much every country. Check it out here.
A big one is that Prague is a very expensive city. Prague can be expensive but so can any other city. You can do Prague on a decent budget and still do so much. The way to succeed here is to plan early and prioritize what’s most important.
Prague is a relatively safe city and its perfectly normal to see a solo female traveler here. Your biggest risk come from taxi scams and pick pockets. For more information click here.
April and May are great months to visit as the weather is warmer and crowds are lower. Another great time to visit is during the holidays as most of the cities host Christmas Markets. The best can be found in Prague which is one of the best Christmas markets in Europe.
Wear good shoes…seriously you will thank me later! Prague is home to A LOT of cobblestone streets and it’s a walking city. I am all for fashion but in this instance make sure your shoes are cute but also comfortable.
The Czech Crown is the form of currency that is accepted. You will have ease of access to get to ATM’s in the bigger cities such as Prague. Smaller remote areas mostly are on a cash-based system.
Walking is really the best way to get around the city. They also have a great public transportation system. If you need to taxi make sure to set the price BEFORE leaving. Taxis in Prague are notorious for being scammers. You can even use rideshare apps to avoid using a traditional taxi.
Wifi is available at most locations for free but it will be limited. Depending on the length of your trip either add international to your plan or invest in a portable wifi. A company I use often is SkyRoam, they have very affordable rates!
Walk up Prague’s castle old stairway. Now it may not sound cool but its 121 steps! Plus the view on the way up of the city is amazing!
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