Book your flight with SWISS to Prague, the Golden City. The capital of the Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, rich in history and architectural glory.
Being the seat of the German Emperor for centuries, there were new buildings added throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance until the city reached its unique skyline of a hundred spires and gold-covered towers. It is impossible to visit all of Prague's architectural and historic treasures in one day.
Start with a walk across the River Vltava over the famous Charles Bridge from the Old Town to the Lesser Town. It was built in the 14th century and has a tower on each end. In the 17th century, the fine statues that line the bridge were added. The Old Town Hall with its Astronomical Clock from the 15th century is also a must-see sight, as is Prague Castle, the biggest medieval castle complex in Europe. Today, it still serves as the seat of the President of the Czech Republic. While you are up there, have a walk in the Palace Gardens that descent over several terraces under the castle.
The castle stands on a hill on the left bank of the Vltava and can be considered a city within a city. Divided into three courtyards, the Castle covers an area of 45 hectares and includes several buildings, including the Royal Palace, the former residence of Bohemian princes and kings, and the majestic St. Vitus Cathedral, the biggest church in the Czech Republic. In the crypt of St. Vitus are the royal tombs. Emperors, kings and queens had been laid to rest here. Also worth a visit is the old Jewish cemetery and museum. Here you can learn about the legend of the Golem, which once was circulating in Prague's Jewish community.
Prague is not only about golden times and history long past. The city is also well-known all over the world for its night-life, a famous club scene and even more famous beer from towns like Budweis and Pilsen. It goes down best with a good meal of the hearty Bohemian cuisine, which appeals more to taste buds than weight control. But whether you came here for arts and culture, sightseeing and history or party and nightlife, Prague will never stop to amaze you