The capital of the Czech Republic and one of Europe’s largest and oldest cities, it’s easy to see why Prague is making its way to the top of travellers’ bucket lists. One of the only European cities left mostly unscathed by WWII, Prague’s medieval streets hark back to eras gone by, its city centre boasting spire towers, cobbled streets, and legendary Prague attractions like the mighty castle. By day, gather around the ancient Astronomical Clock, bask in the Beatles love at the Lennon Wall, lunch at an authentic Czech café or cruise along the majestic Vltava river. By night, navigate your way through Prague’s club scenes. The city’s world-famous (and pleasingly cheap) beers and eclectic jazz bars ensure Prague’s charming, mystical atmosphere extends well past nightfall.
Food, glorious food. Take some time out from your Prague day tours and try some traditional Czech food and wine. From potato soups and sauerkraut, to apple strudels and unique coffee blends, this city’s culinary scene is bound to impress.
Sweater weather. Prague’s hilly terrain and wind-trapping laneways means it can get very cold, very quickly, so be sure to pack a jumper or two.
Twinkle toes. Do your feet a favour and leave your heels at home. With most of the city being cobbled, Prague sightseeing is much more enjoyable in practical flats.
Shop till you drop on Saturdays. Shoppers will never be short of things to do in Prague, especially when the weekend rolls around. The city’s many antique, flea and food markets open their doors on Saturday’s.
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Best time to visit
Boasting less crowds than summer and pleasant weather, the periods of late spring and early autumn are the best times to visit Prague. Autumn lends the city even more allure as colourful trees bring to life age-old medieval structures. If you’re visiting in spring and wondering what to do in Prague, be sure to check out Prague Spring, the city’s annual international music festival.
Navigating Prague’s streets and laneways can be testing. Here’s our travel breakdown of the best ways to find your way through the city.
Many of Prague’s main tourist attractions (including the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle) are within pedestrian-only zones and can be explored on foot easily.
For sites further afield, Prague also has a fantastically efficient and relatively cheap public transport system with options spanning trams, the metro, buses and river cruises. As well as individual tickets, 24hr or 3-day passes grant unlimited access to all of Prague’s major public transport links, meaning taking those Prague day trips is easier than ever before.
Taxi’s in Prague are relatively expensive and are known to rip-off travellers in dense tourist areas, so stick to public transport on your Prague tours if you can.
Prague is a relatively safe city, although it’s always a good idea to keep these travel tips in tow during your travels…
Look out for pickpockets. Petty thieves are known for operating throughout the city’s markets and on public transport. Keep your valuables close and carry small change where possible.