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flock to discover the amazing sights of Prague
City Breaks by Jez Rourke
The city of Prague is one
of the biggest in the former Czecholoslovakia. The main international airprt
in Prague is the Ruzyni International Airport, located about 12 miles from
the centre of Prague. There are plenty of buses and trains that run from
the airport to the city centre, a journey of about 45mins. If you are on
your first Prague city break, check the prices of taxis from the airport
before you go, it shoudn't be no more than 700 Koruny.
|Getting Around Prague
Visitors have the option
to rent a car and drive, but laws require drivers to be over 18 and children
12 and under have to ride in the back seat and seatbelts are mandatory
just as it is in the states. Car rental companies will accept all foreign
diving licenses except for citizens from Australia & New Zealand who
need an International License. Drivers who enter Prague are advised to
take note that they park their vehicles in secured parking facilities and
to not leave any valuables visible as they report frequent theft often.
Sighteeing & Things
To Do in Prague
There are a lot of things
to see in Prague like the Prague Castle one of the oldest structures in
the Czech Republic dating back to ninth Century by a Czech prince. Tourists
are advised to make tour arrangements in advance for those who want to
take photographs and view the castle in more detail. St.Vitus Cathedral
built in 1344 by Emperor Charles IV, and the cathedral was completed in
1929 and it's noted that there's a nice view from the Great Tower on a
If plans include any sightseeing
there are private companies that offer tours of Prague for a nominal fee,
but contact the company direct for any pricing for tours.
There are modern day things
in Prague like Internet cafes identical to places like Starbucks and a
vast number of eateries that serves traditional Czech cuisine and Prague
restaurants like the Hard Rock Café that serves traditional American
food. There are 7 full-scale shopping malls in and around Prague that have
full stores similar to the malls in the United States. It's ideal to look
online at major hotel chains to find a hotel and if you're on a budget
you can consider going to a hostel instead as a way to save money.
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flock to discover the amazing sights of Prague by Paul McIndoe
After the split of Czechoslovakia
in 1993, Prague was named the capital of the new Czech Republic. The city
grew to be an important cultural centre of Europe and is now the sixth
most visited city in Europe after London, Rome, Paris, Madrid and Berlin.
|The city suffered considerably
less damage during World War II than many other major cities in the region,
allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form, one of
the main reasons why thousands of people visit Prague every year.
Visitors to Prague have a
whole host of historic attractions to take in and enjoy. Perhaps the most
scenic of all is the Charles Bridge that crosses the Vltava River, connecting
Prague's Old Town to the Lesser Quarter, one of Prague's oldest boroughs,
with a continuous alley of 30 baroque statues lining the bridge. At night
the bridge offers quiet solitude, allowing visitors to take in the beautiful
view of the Vltava and the areas either side of it - a direct contrast
to the hustle and bustle of the bridge during the day, as kiosk owners,
street artists and musicians compete for the attentions of tourists and
residents crossing the bridge.
The Old Town also features
an array of stunning attractions. The original place of settlement of Prague,
it was separated from the outside by a semi-circular moat and wall before
the expansion of the city in the 14th century.
|The moat and wall were dismantled
soon after and are now covered by streets.
Records dating back to 1100
indicate that the Old Town Square was the site of a market every Saturday
and also large military gatherings.
Visitors to the area can
enjoy the sights of the medieval Astronomical Clock. The clock features
an astronomical dial representing the position of the sun and the moon
in the sky as well as "The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show
of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures. Many very reasonably
priced bars, restaurants and shops can also be found in the Old Town, making
it a popular destination for those who make the journey to Prague.
Perhaps the most awe inspiring
sight Prague offers is Prague Castle, where Czech kings, Holy Roman emperors
and the presidents of the Czech Republic have all had their offices, with
the crown jewels of the Bohemia Kingdom also kept there.
More impressive than the
Castle itself is St. Vitus Cathedral, which is contained within the Castle
| One of, if not the
most impressive examples of gothic architecture in the world, the Cathedral
was founded in the 14th century when the Prague bishopric was raised to
archbishopric. St. Vitus Cathedral has many fascinating places for tourists
to visit. From St. Wenceslas Chapel - where the relics of the saint are
kept - to the tombs of many Bohemian Kings underneath the Cathedral, this
attraction is a treat for any history or architecture enthusiasts.
The Czech Republic has re-invented
itself considerably since the days of Communist rule, with the country
embracing tourists and much of Western culture as evidenced by the shops,
restaurants and luxury hotels in Prague. Despite these changes, however,
the most endearing aspect of Prague remains its history, illustrated by
the stunning architecture and natural beauty of the city.
|About the Author: Paul McIndoe
is an online,
writer from Scotland. When not writing, he enjoys playing golf and
is a keen gardener.
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Brno Palace, Brno
This hotel is located close
to the airport. Attractions in the neighborhood include Cathedral of St.
Peter and St. Paul and Spilberk Castle. Another nearby attraction is Brno
National Theatre. Dining options at Comsa Brno Palace include 2 restaurants
and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational
amenities include a health club, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The property's
full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials,
and beauty services. This 4.0-star property has a 24-hour business center
and offers small meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, and business services.
Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available
in public areas.
Situated in the historical
centre of Brno, this property is easily accessible from the main train
station, shopping centres, historical monuments and the BVV Brno Exhibition
Centre, while the Turany International Airport is 8 kilometres away.
This hotel offers 105 immaculate accommodation units that are stylishly
decorated with all the essential amenities to ensure you supreme comfort
throughout your stay. Guests can dine at the Garden Restaurant Le
Grand that serves delicious Bohemian delights as well as international
specialities. You can also relax with a cup of coffee or dessert at the
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Gomel, Ceske Budejovice
This Ceske Budejovice hotel
is conveniently located in the city center. Dining options at Hotel Gomel
include 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast
is served daily. Spa amenities include beauty services and a hair salon.
This 4.0-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms,
secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. Complimentary wireless
Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property
amenities include a casino, a coffee shop/café, and multilingual
staff. This is a smoke-free property.
Zatkuv Dum, Ceske Budejovice
This hotel is located in
Ceske Budejovice. Dining options at Hotel Zatkuv dum include a restaurant.
A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Wireless Internet access is
available in public areas. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge).
Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities
include multilingual staff and a safe deposit box at the front desk. There
are 10 guestrooms at Hotel Zatkuv dum. Bathrooms feature showers, makeup/shaving
mirrors, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Televisions have satellite
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The Old Inn, Cesky Krumlov
Offering best services for
business and pleasure needs, the Old Inn Hotel is an ideal venue to stay
when you are in Cesky Krumlov. Located on the square of the beautiful
ancient town Cesky Krumlov, this hotel is near from Linz and Prague.
The Old Inn has 52 modern guestrooms with all the amenities you would expect
for a comfortable and luxurious stay. Guests can relish delicious
Czech and international cuisine at the onsite restaurant, which has a summer
garden from where one can watch the lively activities on the square. The
Lab is a classic Old Bohemian pub where you can enjoy excellent beer and
typical Czech cuisine.
Ruze, Cesky Krumlov
To experience the beauty
of Renaissance architecture along with luxurious accommodation and contemporary
service, the Ruze Hotel is just the place for an unforgettable experience.
The Ruze Hotel is positioned in the historic and beautiful ancient town
of Cesky Krumlov and is just 2 kilometres from the Cesky Krumlov Train
station. This exclusive property offers guests proximity to numerous key
attractions of Cesky Krumlov. The hotel offers attentive room
service for the convenience of its guests. The elegant in house restaurant
offers a varied selection of excellent Czech, Renaissance and world cuisine
for you to feast on. You can also enjoy some fine drinks offered at the
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Garni Elefant, Karlovy Vary
This hotel is located in
Karlovy Vary. Diana Lookout Tower is an area attraction. Dining options
at Hotel Garni Elefant include a restaurant. A complimentary breakfast
is served daily. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Additional
property amenities include secure parking. Televisions have satellite
channels. Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at
time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Romance Puskin, Karlovy Vary
Set in the heart of Karlovy
Vary, this hotel is close to Diana Lookout Tower. Dining options at Hotel
Romance Puskin include a restaurant. Room service is available. A complimentary
hot and cold buffet breakfast is served daily. This 4.0-star property offers
small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. Complimentary
wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Business services,
concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and translation services are
available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property
amenities include a coffee shop/café, multilingual staff, and currency
exchange. The property has designated areas for smoking.
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Welcomed into a home, Corinthia
Towers Hotel Prague makes you to experience the warmth, colour and vitality
along with a superb hospitality that goes beyond service. The Corinthia
Towers Hotel stands on one of Prague's hills with breathtaking panoramic
views of the city. Uniquely set adjacent to the Prague Congress Centre,
the hotel is only two stops away from the city centre by metro. An
ultra-modern hotel, providing the highest standards of comfort throughout
the full spectrum of services, the Corinthia Towers Hotel is characterised
by quality, style and the closest attention to the guests needs. The hotel
boasts 544 luxuriously appointed rooms that are equipped with modern amenities.
There are a varied dining options available onsite, serving a variety of
dishes and a fine selection of drinks.
Offering friendly service
and great facilities, the Esplanade Hotel Prague is an ideal base for business
and leisure patrons. This hotel is located just a few steps from the Wenceslas
Square in the centre of Prague and is very close to the Opera House.
The Esplanade Hotel consists 74 luxurious and air-conditioned guestrooms
that are gracefully decorated to meet the style and comfort requirements
of the most discerning guests. Attentive room service for your convenience
is also offered here. The onsite restaurant serves a delicious menu
of traditional Czech as well as international cuisine. There is an extensive
wine menu for you to choose the perfect bottle to accompany your meal.
The bar at this hotel is the right place to meet with friends before you
sample the delights of the Prague nightlife.
Royal Esprit Prague
This hotel is located in
Prague, and House of the Black Madonna, Tyn Cathedral, and Municipal House
Hall are area attractions. Additional attractions include Estates Theatre.
Dining options at Hotel Royal Esprit include a restaurant. A complimentary
breakfast is served daily. This 4.0-star property offers small meeting
rooms, secretarial services, and audio-visual equipment. High-speed (wired)
Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. The property
offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Business services, concierge services,
and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge.
Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands,
and laundry facilities.
Offering a unique combination
of old world charm and modern amenities, the Intercontinental Hotel Prague
is an inspired choice for downtown accommodations. Providing a sophisticated
setting for all type of travellers, the Intercontinental Hotel Prague presides
regally above the hilly banks of the Vltava River and is a landmark choice
of Prague hotels. Just two blocks from the historic Old Town, this hotel
is a perfect base from where you can explore the shops, restaurants and
architectural treasures that give this region its distinctive character.
Experience the truly unique setting of the Prague accommodations, whether
you are staying in one of the spacious guest rooms or luxury suites. Designed
to feature greatest asset of a central downtown location, the spacious
rooms offers a stunning view of either the Vltava River or the city..
Park Hotel Prague, due to
its location and services is an excellent choice for visitors coming to
Prague for business as well as leisure. Parkhotel Praha is located
on the left bank of the Vltava river, close to the Prague Castle and next
to Stromovka Park. The 237 rooms offered at the hotel are well-facilitated
and modern to make you feel at home. Park Hotel Praha offers to its
clients gastronomic experience in the restaurant, pizzeria or lobby bar.
Guests can utilise the multifunctional room for various events, that can
accommodate up to 250 persons. At your free time you can enjoy the various
historical monuments, castle and the beautiful diverse culture.