Popular Accommodations in Prague
Highlights in Prague
- Prague Castle
- Worth seeing old town
- Charles Bridge
- Vltava Navigation
- Bohemian dishes
Most popular in Prague
Vacation rentals in Prague
Holiday rentals in Prague can be found in all parts of the city. The holiday apartments, which are located a little outside the town, are suitable for those seeking peace and quiet and relaxation, who would like to escape the hustle and bustle of tourists after a varied day's excursion through the town. For those who love the vibrancy of the pulsating capital of the Czech Republic, it is best to rent an apartment in the historic centre. An accommodation directly on the Vltava River offers you a breathtaking view and lets you experience the flair of the city intensively.Countless holiday domiciles for every taste
The majority of apartments and apartments in Prague are very comfortably furnished. Especially the suites and city apartments in the historic city centre radiate a very special charm. There are also vacation rentals in Prague, although these are more likely to be found in the residential districts and on the outskirts of the city.Enjoy great service in the holiday apartments
Many apartment landlords offer their guests to pick them up from the train station or airport. You can also book breakfast with some accommodation providers at the same time. If you want to enjoy a wonderful view of the city with its golden roofs, it is best to book a holiday apartment with terrace or balcony.
Holidays in Prague
Location and orientation
The city of Prague, with more than 1.2 million inhabitants, is the capital of the Czech Republic. It is centrally located in the western part of the country and is crossed by the Vltava River. The next largest city in Germany is Dresden, from where you can reach Prague after a two-hour drive. From Vienna in Austria you need about four hours by train.Landscapes of the metropolis
The city is mostly situated in the Vltava valley, which forms a large loop in the north. The old town lies along the southern part of the river. On the other side of the river bank there are the castle mountains Hradschin and Vyehrad. The highest elevation in Prague is the 381 metre high Bílá hora (White Mountain).Many roads lead to Prague
The centrally located city of Prague is not only well served by several motorways. From many German cities you can easily reach Prague Central Station by train, which is only a 15-minute walk from the Old Town. Prague also has an international airport and an inland port on the Vltava River.
Things to know
Prague had a relatively mild climate. In winter, the average temperature is eight degrees Celsius. In summer it can get up to 35 degrees hot. Most of the rain falls in May and in the winter months it is relatively dry, so you can expect fantastic weather for a stroll through the city almost all year round.Prague, the Golden City
Prague was given the nickname "Golden City" for several reasons at once. On the one hand, Emperor Charles IV had the towers of Prague Castle gilded. On the other hand, the city was a hotspot for alchemists at the time of Rudolf II. Ultimately, however, the special designation of the city is confirmed by the fact that the many sandstone towers shimmer in shiny golden tones when exposed to sunlight.Delicious Bohemian food
Bohemian cuisine in Prague is predominantly hearty and characterised by meat and dumplings. Goulash soup or goulash with bread dumplings are available in almost every restaurant. Also popular is roast pork with sauerkraut and stuffed peppers. Enjoy a Czech beer, such as that of the quality brands Pilsner Urquell, Starobrno, Budweiser or Kozel. As a dessert you can also choose from a wide range of desserts and pastries, such as plum dumplings, cakes, pancakes and poppy seed noodles.
The priest John Nepomuk was once overthrown and drowned from the Prague Charles Bridge because he refused to reveal the confessional secret to the then king. Since then Nepomuk has been regarded as a bridge saint, martyr and patron saint of the confessional secret.
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Prague's old town was largely spared the destruction of the Second World War, so you can visit a number of historic buildings in the UNESCO World Heritage city. Many of them can be found on the Altstädter Ring, which includes the large market square, the Altstädter Rathaus, the Teynkirche and the Palais Kinský.2. Take a day trip to Prague Castle
You can get to the castle on the local mountain Hradschin either by tram or via countless stairs, which you will find not far from the Charles Bridge. Once you reach the top, you can visit the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Baroque Royal Palace, the St. George Basilica and the Gothic Wladislaw Hall in the 9th century complex of buildings with three castle courtyards. In addition, the fortification including the powder tower, the baroque castle gallery and the Chapel of the Holy Cross are open to all visitors, along with many other sights.3. Most important landmark and promenade
Charles Bridge from the 14th century is not only a popular photo motif. It connects the old town with the Lesser Town and is also one of the oldest stone bridges still preserved in Europe. On the former coronation path of the Bohemian kings, visit the statues that adorn the railing of the bridge. Along the bridge you can also watch a variety of street performers go about their business.4. A romantic boat trip on the Vltava River
Take a look at the city from the great river by taking a boat trip on the Vltava. One-hour round trips as well as longer tours including lunch are offered at the piers. In addition, there is the possibility to enjoy the idyllic atmosphere of the brightly lit city during an evening dinner.5th Prague Spring Classic Fans
With the Czech Philharmonic, the Czech Republic has one of the best orchestras in Europe. In spring the Prague Spring Music Festival is held every year for several weeks. The venue of the well-attended classical music festival is the Refugium of the Czech Philharmonic, the Rudolphinum, which is located on the right bank of the Vltava River in Prague's Old Town.