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Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic – Part 5

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.

Sightseeing Passes in Prague

• Get a ton by collecting a tourist card.
• Cards may list free admission to locations.

Prague Card
• All-top attractions inclusive of tourist card with tradition is valid for 4 days and grants free admission to 50 top attractions inside Prague area.
• You will be given a manuscript with facts about a variety of free attractions many discounts.
These include:
– Prague Walks excursions
– Airport transfer
– Shopping
– Mucha and Kafka museum
• There will be a voucher along with the attraction.
• Attraction is allowed using a valid card along with a voucher.
• The credit card is likely not to include trains and buses.
• The Prague Card costs 790CZK.
With the Prague Card you are able to visit:
– Prague Castle (350 CZK)
– Old Town
– Mala Strana
– Charles Bridge historical towers
– Observatory (20 CZK)
– Small copy of Eiffel Tour (100 CZK)
– Mirror Maze at Petrin Hill
– Vysehrad all castle including his case mates and gallery
• Many New Town Museums and Galleries
• Many castles outside centre of Prague.

Welcome Card TV Czechia
• Free admission to Prague castles and towers with this card.
• There are lots of discounts in Prague and Karlovy Vary region.
• Price: 990CZK.

Card Essential
• This card will grant admission to each and every one on the Prague Castle short tour.
• This normally costs 250CZK.
• This includes most of the town’s museums and galleries.
• This includes all branches inside National Gallery.

Prague Pass
Offers you free entry to various attractions in Prague within a single year period. There are:
– various discounts
– sightseeing tours
– 72 hours of trains and buses
– includes metro, tram, bus, funicular, and train
– Price: 860CZK.

Other cards
• Card Benefits
• National Gallery Gift Ticket

Things to do

Segway Tours
• Prague On Segway, Vlasska 2, Praha 1
• 20m from US Embassy
• Ph:+420 775 588 588

Guided Tours
Authorized guides of Prague, offers tailor-made tours with official guides.

Bike Tours
Praha Bike – tours & rental
• Dlouha 24, Praha 1, PH +420 732 388 880
• Open 9:00 to 21:00, from March to November.
BIKO Adventures Prague
• Lidicka 8, Andel Praha 5. Ph:(+420)736441710
• BIKO is open all through the entire year from Monday to Sunday.

Culture in Prague
• There are numerous opera and Black Light Theater companies in Prague.
• There are lots of performance groups that appeal to tourists.
Some of them are:
– AghaRTA Jazz Centrum
– Ungelt Jazz & Blues Club
– Black Light Theatre

Festivals In Prague

• Prague Spring – essentially the most famous classical festival in Czech republic.
• Prague Folklore Days, Advent and xmas Music
• Prague Advent Choral Meeting
• Directory Concerts
• Theaters
• Museums
• Galleries
• Monasteries
• Antiques
• Trade Fairs
• History in prague
• Heart of Europe

River cruises
• Prague Boat
• Cruise Prague
• Jazz Boat

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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