Holiday in Prague

The Czech capital Prague is always worth a visit thanks to its moving history and impressive buildings. In summer, it is wonderful to stroll through the Old Town, enjoy traditional Czech cuisine with a glass of locally brewed beer and then marvel at the sunset on the legendary Charles Bridge. In the winter months, the 'Golden City' has its own unique charm and is a popular as well as romantic destination thanks to the large Christmas market and snow-covered rooftops. Among the most important sights are the City Hall with its astronomical clock that chimes spectacularly every hour, the former fortification tower on Republic Square and especially Prague Castle. This is not only the largest castle in the world, but also offers a wonderful view of the historic Old Town, the Charles Bridge and the Vltava River.

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The Czech capital Prague is rightly one of the most popular metropolises in Europe. In addition to the more than 1.3 million inhabitants, about six million tourists walk through the many small streets of the picturesque old town every year. At the foot of Prague Castle, which is of great historical importance, there are impressive buildings from the Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau periods. Prague, the 'golden' city on the banks of the Vltava River, combines history, romantic flair and treasures of art and architecture with youthful charm, innovation of modern creativity. It is not uncommon to find galleries for modern art in historic walls or stylish bars in medieval vaults. The castle hill Hradčany is a wonderful starting point for a city tour through gardens and alleys towards Charles Bridge and the Old Town district.

Prague is also famous for locally brewed beers and good live music - both of which can be enjoyed in abundance in the numerous bars. Jazz in particular has a history in the Czech capital, which is why various events and festivals fall into this category. Two major local music festivals are Prague Spring in May/June, one of the most important classical music events, and the Autumn Festival from September to November, where internationally renowned classical, jazz and world music stars perform.



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Hotel Prague

A first-class drink is best enjoyed on the impressive terrace including bar, where the hustle and bustle of the big city can be experienced on the periphery. With its central location, the hotel not only offers the perfect starting point for exploring the old town - thanks to a top-equipped fitness area with Acquapura City SPA, part-time recreation seekers also get their money's worth

Activities

Local Attractions

Prague Castle (Hradschin)

Prague Castle was founded as a fortress in the 9th century by Prince Bořivoj, the first Christian prince of Bohemia.

Wenceslas Square

Known as Václavské náměstí by the citizens of Prague, it is one of the two most important squares in the city, and forms the centre of Prague's entertainment and nightlife.

Charles Bridge

In its early centuries it was called the Stone Bridge, and it was a Gothic stone bridge connecting two parts of the city, the Old Town and the Lesser Town.

Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter is located between the Old Town Square and Vltava River.

Old Town Square

The Old Town Square, or Staroměstské náměstí, is the main square within the historic quarter of Prague, and was completed in the 14th century.

Lesser Town

The Lesser Town is just a 10-minute walk from the centre of the Old Town Square.

Dancing House

The Dancing House building was designed by the Czech architect Valdo Milunic and the Canadian Frank Gehry.

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