Tour and City Description
Prague (Praha) is the Golden City of Towers and Spires. Listen to some basic Czech expressions. It is a vitural masterpiece of a city unspoiled by the ravages of time. To understand the unique beauty of this city, view this virtual photo tour. Also look at and listen to these Prague Videos. and Alone in Prague Audio. If you thought that most beautiful blonds came from Stockholm, you are wrong. They live in Prague. When you understand that Prague has been occupied until recently by the Russians, the Germans, the Austro-Hungarians and others for the past 6 centuries, then you come to understand the excitement of being free at last. After all this is Bohemia. To learn what is currently going on in Prague read the Prague Post-English Newspaper.
A quick walk along the Vltava or Moldau River bewitches you with unexpected beauty at every corner. View these photos. A lot of unmarked buildings here have more grace to them than all of the tourist sights in Berlin and Frankfurt combined. Furthermore, the whole atmosphere of the city is light. See these Web Cams. One sees lovers embracing and people eating on the streets, rare sights indeed in Berlin. London and Paris. Watch Prague TV.
are the local cuisine rivals London for blandness, and the major new
Hotels) think all
Americans are millionaires, and charge accordingly.
Both of these faults can be overcome as there many international style
restaurants, and if you are not looking for every amenity during your
stay, there are rooms available for less than $20.00 USD a night and
include breakfast. Read these 73
visitor reviews for detailed
information about this beautiful city
city guide will
direct you to the many points of interests including
the Astronomical Clock in the old city square, the new city , the
the canal bridge, the National Museum, and the many glorious
cathederals. For travelers who are looking for beauty, grace, and an
expressive culture, Prague is the place for you.
1989 Velvet Revolution, the city has thrown off decades of oppression
and is now returning to its former glory. Situated in the valley of the
Vltava (Moldau) River, Prague is
dominated by the castle perched on the Western bluffs. Visitors are
drawn to the 'fairy tale' aspect of Prague, but this is only part of
its vibrant mixture of styles. Prague is unquestionably a city best
explored on foot, the entire central has been designated a UNESCO World
Heritage Site. Gothic churches rub shoulders with Cubist, Functionalist
and ultra-modern buildings, classical music intermingles with jazz and
rock, and monumental statues sit next to abstract works and even a
age commenced when Charles IV of Bohemia was elected Holy Roman Emperor
in 1346. The ambitious Gothic building programme including St Vitus
Cathedral, the Charles Bridge, the University, and the New Town (Nove
Mesto) centred on Wenceslas Square, transformed the city into one of
the greatest and most powerful in Europe. In reaction to Hapsbrug rule,
Czech nationalism re-asserted itself in the late eighteenth century.
Throughout the nineteenth century, the development of a nationalistic
architectural style brought further changes. Later still, the Jewish
ghetto was razed to make way for Art Nouveau buildings.
of the most popular destinations for backpackers, still being
relatively cheap, although the gap with European prices grows less each
year. Recent changes to the laws regarding foreign workers have made it
difficult for non-Czechs to find work, but although the 'great days' of
Prague as a centre for expatriates may have passed, still a substantial
number remain, the majority of who are generally serious about work and