Prague is arguably the most beautiful city in central Europe and as such as millions of tourists stream in each year. Anyone who’s seen the crowds outside Prague Castle will appreciate that a little local knowledge comes in handy sometimes – and what’s better than saving money with the Prague Card as well as dodging the interminable lines?
Category: Things To Do
January 15, 2014
The Jews first arrived in Prague in the 10th century. They were largely eastern European Ashkenazi Jews and soon built up a successful cultural and business life in their community. As time went on, they were shoehorned by the civic authorities into Josefov, an area lying between Old Town Square and the Vltava River, which became the Jewish Quarter in Prague.
December 19, 2013
Parties take over in Prague on Silvestr – the Czech Republic’s New Year’s Eve – when the city ramps up to celebrate with fireworks and fun for locals and thousands of hard-drinking Euro-revellers alike. Stores close in the early afternoon on New Year’s Eve but reopen on January 1; most of Prague’s street parties are accessible on foot in the pedestrianized center.
December 16, 2013
Europe’s Christmas markets warm up an otherwise cold season, as crowds gather to enjoy hot mulled wine and local delicacies. In Prague, there are several Christmas markets to put travelers in the holiday spirit. We asked two of our local guides in Prague for their tips on making the most of a visit to one of Prague’s great Christmas markets.
December 11, 2013
Thanks to the dark days of Soviet occupation, Prague once had a reputation for serving up stodgy knedlíky (dumplings) and little else in its restaurants. Nowadays all this has changed and the city’s cuisine is moving on up, able once more to draw on its eastern European influences. Indeed the famous dish of goulash was borrowed from neighboring Hungary, where it was enjoyed by Magyar shepherds as far back as the ninth century.
November 21, 2013
Christmas in Prague reveals the city at its romantic best; the pedestrianized streets of the gorgeous Staré Město (Old Town) are strung with fairy lights and the stores are all immaculately dressed with festive decorations. If you’re lucky, there may even be a carpeting of snow.