Ah, Prague.

Explore Prague , the prettiest city of Europe

by Czech College / Thursday, 27 November 2014 / Published in Living in Czech Republic

Czech Republic borders  Austria, Germany,Slovakia, and Poland. The highest mountain is Snezka (1604m). The longest river is the Vltava (434km), which runs through Prague,  the capital city .

Explore Prague

First of all , there is food and drink! Prague restaurants have a reputation for offering good, excellent cuisine in lovely settings, ranging from candlelit cellars to rooftop eateries with fine views over the city. And of course, there is the world famous Czech beer.

River cruises are a popular and relaxing way to see the sights, as many Prague attractions border the river.

In another note, the dramatic history of Prague is reflected in the beauty of its buildings. Once the seat of a mighty medieval empire, Prague is an open air museum best explored on foot. 

Prague is Compact city. The city centre of Prague is divided into five areas, spanning both banks of the Vltava River. Charles Bridge is the main pedestrian connection between the two.

On one side of the Vltava River is the Old Town (Staré Město), with the Old Town Square at its heart; the New Town (Nové Město), with Wenceslas Square at its heart; and the Jewish Quarter (Josefov).

On the other side of the river is the Lesser Town (Malá Strana), and the Castle District (Hradčany), with Prague Castle at its heart.

Prague tourist guide books often use English names for famous sights. This can be confusing for student who have just landed in  prague , as maps and street signs are nearly always in Czech.

The following Czech translations will be useful:

Prague = Praha
Old Town = Staré Město
New Town = Nové Město
Charles Bridge = Karlův most
Prague Castle = Pražský Hrad
Wenceslas Square = Václavské náměstí
Old Town Square = Staroměstské náměstí
Lesser Town/Lesser Quarter = Malá Strana
National Theatre = Národní divadlo

Finally , the place is stunning. Not to mention the beer is delicious and conveniently cheaper than water. There is also very vibrant night life and hundreds of pubs .

Have a wonderful time in Prague !