Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, located on the Vltava River, is one of the most stunning cities in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage listed gem, known as the ‘City of a Thousand Spires’. It is one of the least "eastern" European cities, with six hundred years of architecture untouched by natural disaster or war. Amongst Prague’s extensive array of historic and beautiful structures is Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, a gothic style cathedral with underground tombs. Both sights offer incredible views.
The 700 year Old Town Square, is at the throbbing heart of tourist Prague and contains the Old Town Hall Tower and several impressive churches. Charles Bridge links the Lesser Town and the Castle above with the Old and New Towns. One of the most enjoyable aspects of visiting Prague is that much of the compact old core is accessible on foot, with plenty of bars and cafes and an excellent public transport system.
Prague is also unquestionably a musical city. Prague Spring Festival is one of the major world-class festivals but concerts abound throughout the year. Buskers are found everywhere and the streets, squares and bridges echo to everything from talented students from the Conservatoire, to Dixieland jazz, folk and world music and pop.
Things to see and do
* Karluv Most (Charles Bridge)
* Pražský Hrad (Prague Castle)
* Josefov (Jewish Quarter)
* Obecní Dùm (Municipal House)
* Václavské Námestí (Wenceslas Square)
Cruise Season – Oct - April
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Czech
Land Area – sq km’s
Population – 1,2300,000
Electricity – 2 pin round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 420
Port Location – Prague’s river port is located on the Vltava river.
Transport Links – Praha Ruzyne International provides direct links with airports all over Europe and further afield. International rail and bus services are also available.
Prague’s inexpensive and efficient transport system includes the metro, trams, buses and the funicular on Petrín Hill.