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Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic – Part 4

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic.

Overview of Prague

• In Central Europe, Prague is considered a political, cultural, and economic centre.
• It has waxing and waning fortunes in its 1,100-year existence.
• The city was founded through the Romanesque era.
• It is flourishing with the Gothic and Renaissance eras.

Museums and Galleries In Prague

9. Mozart and Dusek Museum
The Museum of W. A. Mozart along with Duseks is closed from November 1st, 2009 until further notice.

10. Prague City Museum
• It is worth and mandatory to see this museum.
• It has the incredibly detailed cardboard design of nineteenth century Prague.
• The designing is done by Anton Langweil.
• The details are amazing.
• One can see the designing even in the colour with all the doorways as well as the design to the windowsills.

11. Mucha Museum
This is a museum regarding the Czech artist Alfons Mucha.

12. Kafka Museum
This is a permanent exhibition at Kafka’s house for ladies.

13. The Pedagogical Comenius Museum
This is a museum documenting the writings to the Czech Renaissance erudite.

14. The Mueller Villa
• This is an engineering marvel designed by the recognized Viennese architect.
• His name was Adolf Loos.

15. Museum of Communism
• There are interesting exhibits on the Communism that changed Czechoslavakia.
• This museum is an insight toward an obvious view of history.

16. Karel Zeman Museum
• The Karel Zeman Museum could be the life’s work worldwide by the renowned film maker Karel Zeman.
• There are awesome cinematic effects which made Czech cinematography.
The museum is dedicated to his main films:
– Journey to Prehistory
– An Invention for Destruction
– Baron Munchausen
• Museum also provides workshop of animation and special film effects.
• The museum’s playful and interactive style of the exhibition is exclusive.
• It permits people to participate directly.
• One can apply their own photo and video cameras with selected special-effect techniques that Zeman employed in his films.

17. Lobkowicz Palace
• Timings: 10:00-18:00.
• There is an art museum near Prague Castle.
• There are numerous smaller museums.
There are:
– The Miniature Museum within the Stahnov Monastery
– Toys Museum
– Musical Automata Museum for that Prague Castle
– Wax Museum
– Torture Museum
– Postal Museum
– Brewery Museum for the Old Town
– The Aviation Museum at Kbely.

18. Modern art
DOX – Centre for Contemporary Art
• It is a newly opened gallery for modern arts.
• It is in a modern EU gallery style.
• It is a huge white building with no shortage of exhibitions.
• There are installations and interesting objects to locate.
• It is situated at Poupetova 1, Praha 7 which is near industrial district Holesovice.
• The exhibitions during day are around 1-2 hrs.
• Visit the legendary underground adult Cross Club.

19. Museum Kampa
This is a museum of contemporary Central European art.

20. Jaroslav Fragner Gallery
This gallery has a contemporary architecture. Tourists can find here:
– profiles of influential people and groups
– retrospective exhibitions
– thematic exhibitions
– recent movement in architecture.
Gallery provides
– Lectures
– Seminars
– Publishing

Best time to visit / climate

• The town of Prague has borderline oceanic climate.
• The winters are relatively cold with almost no sunshine.
• Snow cover is common between mid-November to late March.
• Summers are high being around 25 degrees.
• Nights can be quite cool even in summer, though.
• Precipitation in Prague is very low.
• This is because of the shadow on the Ore Mountains along with the Czech Central Highlands.
• The driest season is usually winter.
• The summers may bring quite heavy rain in type of violent storms and showers.
• Temperature inversions are relatively common between mid-October and mid-March.

Location on Google Maps

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How to get there?

By plane
• Vaclav Havel Airport
• +420 220 111 111, +420 296 661 111
• Located 20 km (12 mi) northwest on the central city
• It generally takes about 30 min to realize town centre by car.
Edinburgh airport is served by way of a variety of airlines:
• Czech Airlines could be the national carrier operating too many European and international destinations.
• Wizz Air is an affordable airline.
• It has its base in Prague.
It operates to European destinations which include:
– London
– Barcelona
– Milan
– Others
• Easy Jet operates low cost services to European destinations.
• BMI baby low priced services in the UK only.
• low priced services from Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds/Bradford & Edinburgh
• Smart Wings to Europe & Turkey.
• Swiss International flies to Zurich, Basel and Geneva.
• Aer Lingus through the Irish cities of Dublin & Cork.
• Norwegian from Scandinavia.
• Delta Air Lines from Nyc.
• Aegean Airlines from Greece
• KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has 5 direct flights on a daily basis from Amsterdam.
• British Airways has 4 direct flights from London Heathrow daily.
• Brussels Airlines offers 3 flights per day to Brussels.
• Lufthansa offers 6 flights per day from Frankfurt and 4 from Munich.
• TAP offers daily direct flights from Lisbon and Oporto.
• Iberia offers 3 flights daily from Madrid.
• German wings offer daily flights from Cologne/Bonn.
• Air One from Milan-Malpensa

By Bus
Airport Express (bus operated by Czech Railways):
• These buses leave Edinburgh airport every half an hour
• The first bus is at 05:46 while the last bus is at 21:16.
• The cost come to about 60 CZK per person.
• Tickets can be obtained from the driver.
• They shall take the buyer to the railway and subway station.
• The final stop will be Prague’s main place.

By Train
• Prague is well connected to European EC train network.
• Berlin: 4½hours and EC trains every two hours
• Munich: 6 hours and four regional expresses daily.
• Vienna: 4¾hours and EC train roughly every two hours
• Linz: 5hours and two REX trains per day
• Bratislava: 4hours and EC train every a couple of hours and also one night train Metropol
• Budapest: 7 hours and five EC trains a day with one night train Metropol
• Warsaw: 8 hours and EC Praha with one night train Sirava
Direct night trains connect Prague with:
– Cologne
– Frankfurt
– Amsterdam
– Copenhagen
– Zurich
– Basel
– Krakow
– Moscow
– Kiev
– Saint Petersburg
– Odessa

Some Travel Books about Czech Republic

Rick Steves’ Prague and the Czech Republic Fodor’s Prague & the Best of the Czech Republic DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech and Slovak Republics

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

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Blogs / Sites about Czech Republic

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Images and photos about Czech Republic

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Videos about Czech Republic

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