One of the most spectacular cities in Europe, Prague has a rich history and a vibrant cultural life. The enchanting capital city of the Czech Republic is situated on the Vltava River, with impressive landmarks like Prague Castle and the 600-year-old Charles Bridge adding to its fairytale charm.
Throughout its long history, Prague has been everything from the capital of the Holy Roman Empire to the seat of the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary. These days, visitors love to flock to the cobbled streets of Old Town (Staré Mesto), with its medieval Astronomical Clock that tolls the hour from its spot on Old Town Square. In the narrow streets surrounding the main square you'll find a treasure chest of hidden gardens, tiny cafes, antique shops and ancient chapels just waiting to be discovered.
Prague has been nicknamed "the city of a hundred spires" thanks to the splendid Gothic towers that fill the city squares. With its compact size, buzzing cafe culture and multitude of open spaces, it's the perfect place for a weekend city break or a longer stay. Don't forget to sample some local beers - Pilsner was invented in Plzen, a small city just outside of Prague!