Local Attractions

Highlights and Sights in Prague

Since the Middle Ages, Prague has enjoyed the reputation of being one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Over the centuries, people from many different cultural areas have met here. This mutual enrichment is one reason for the open, cosmopolitan flair that characterises the city today.

Regarding urban development, the city impresses with its historic, unique constructions and angled alleyways. The city's image is characterised by Gothic and baroque architecture. Roughly 500 towers rise into the heavens from the valley by the Vltava. Surrounded by soft hills, the "Golden City” is a picturesque, total work of art without equal.

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Prague Castle (Hradschin)
Prague Castle Hradschin near Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences
Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square near Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge near Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences
Jewish Quarter
Jewish Graveyard near Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences
Old Town Square
Astronomical Clock Old Town Square near Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences
Lesser Town
Lesser Town near Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences
Dancing House
Dancing House near Falkensteiner Hotels and Residences

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.

THE MOST IMPORTANT PRAGUE ATTRACTIONS

Do not miss out on the city's highlights during your brief holiday! At Falkensteiner Hotel Maria Prag, you are in the middle of history: begin your sightseeing programme right at the front door! 


Stroll over the Charles Bridge to "Little Venice” and up to Hradschin, the historical castle. There you will stroll through the "Golden Lane” and visit the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral. Back in the old city, you should also plan a visit to the Jewish cemetery and the old synagogues. Discover a piece of the unique UNESCO World Heritage Site in Prague's historic centre!

Delightful

Always take some time occasionally to marvel. Treat yourself to a cultivated "pilsner” or a "Staropramen”in one of the numerous pubs.

Or do as author Franz Kafka once did and take a seat in one of the famous coffee houses, such as the "Slavia".