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Prague is a jewel, a sensual, opulent metropolis. In summer the intoxicating scent of countless linden trees wafts through the city streets, and the beer flows all year round, as unstoppable as the Vltava River.

The golden city of writers and saints and of art nouveau. A stroll across the Charles Bridge is as much a part of any visit to Prague as the view from the Prague Castle over the magnificent architecture of the city. A tram ride through the city will give you a good overview. Are you drawn by the city’s 100 towers? By Kafka? It’s clear that Prague can offer it all: architecture, design, beer, great restaurants, and an incredible scene.

City Facts

  • Location

    Capital of the Czech Republic on the Vltava River.

  • Population

    About 1.2 million

  • Size

    About 496 km2

  • Public transport

    Extensive network of busses, trams and underground trains.

  • Climate

    Continental climate where winters can be very cold and grey and summers are usually comfortably warm.

  • Best time to visit

    April through October. It’s bitter cold but beautiful in winter, especially at Christmas time.

  • Good to know

    Prague was home to the Holy Roman emperor in the 14th century .

  • Nice to know

    Beer has been brewed continuously at Brevnov Abbey since 993. Visitors can try the locally brewed beer at the abbey’s restaurant.

  • Airport

    Václav Havel Airport Prague. 20 kilometres outside the city centre.

  • Bus

    Busses depart from Terminals 1 and 2 for Dejvická and Zličín, where passengers can transfer to the underground trains. The bus ticket from the airport is also valid for the underground.

  • Airport Express

    Takes 30 minutes to get to Hlavní nádraží, the central railway station.

  • Taxi

    The taxi stand is in front of Terminal 1 - exit D and Terminal 2 - exit E.