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Prague


Prague, Czech Republic
Located on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague (Czech: Praha), is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic. As of 2007, Prague had an estimated population of 1,194,407, with 1,941,803 living in the metropolitan area.

Prague is a very popular and beautiful city with many historic buildings and sites. It is from this heritage that many of Prague's nicknames are derived: "the mother of cities", "the golden city", and most especially, "city of a hundred spires". Prague suffered less damage during World War II than many other cities in central Europe, and buildings can be found in many architectural styles including Art Noveau, Baroque, Cubist, Gothic, Neo-Classical, Renaissance, as well as modern.

Some of the famous sights of Prague include:
  • The Astronomical Clock (Czech: Pražský orloj) - A medieval astronomical clock mountained on the southern wall of the Old Town City Hall in Old Town Square.

  • The Charles Bridge (Czech: Karluv most) - A picturesque bridge constructed during the 14th and 15th centuries.

  • The Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius - which contains a museum to the Czechoslovakian assassins of the Nazi Reinhard Heydrich

  • The Lennon Wall - a historic wall which is filled with John Lennon and Beatles inspired graffiti.

  • The Old Town (Czech: Staré Mesto)

  • The Petrín lookout tower (Czech: Petrínská rozhledna) - A 195 foot (60 meter) observation tower, which resembles version of Paris' Eiffel Tower, although vastly reduced in scale. Despite its comparative small size, because the Petrín lookout tower is located at the top of a large hill, it reaches nearly the same altitude as the Eiffel Tower.

  • Prague Castle (Czech: Pražský hrad) - which is arguably the largest castle in the world, and dates back to 870.

  • Wenceslas Square (Czech: Václavské námestí) - The center of business and culture in Prague's New Town.

  • Žižkov Television Tower - A large television tower on the top of a hill, with an observation deck at 325 feet (100 meters) above ground level. Sculptures of crawling babies by the Czech artist, David Cerný, were added to the tower's pillars in 2000 as a temporary installation, but made a permanent addition in 2001.
As well being its history, today Prague is also a center of culture. There are many theaters, museums and galleries, and the cities hosts film, music, writers and fashion festivals and shows.

Because of its culture and historical heritage, is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, and the sixth most visited European city after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin.

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Rick Steves Prague & The Czech Republic

By Rick Steves

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Prague and the Czech Republic.

With this book, you'll create your own unforgettable tour of the "Golden City of a Hundred Spires." Walk across Charles Bridge at twilight, stroll the grounds of Prague Castle, and wander through the city's stunning Old Town Square. Venture beyond Prague with day trips to the medieval villages of Bohemia. Visit local vintners in Moravia, where you can enjoy a wine-cellar serenade. Take a dip in the peat-bog spas of Trebon—a great way to relax after a busy day of sightseeing.

Rick's candid, humorous advice guides you to good-value hotels and restaurants in charming neighborhoods and villages. He gives you no-nonsense information on where to go and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Pocket Prague

By Rick Steves

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Released: 2016-05-31
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Rick Steves' Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful, compact book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

Rick Steves' Pocket Prague covers sights including: Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter, Wenceslas Square, Mucha Museum, Municipal House, the Museum of Communism, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, and Lobkowicz Palace.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Prague

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-10-18
Paperback (272 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Prague will lead you straight to the best attractions this capital city has to offer.

Explore the largest castle complex in the world, take a stroll along the picturesque Vltava River, discover the architectural pearls among the winding alleys of the Old Town, and enjoy some of the best lager on the planet.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Prague.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Prague truly shows you what others only tell you.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Prague, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10: Prague, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Mark Baker

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Prague Castle, stroll across the Charles Bridge, and sample the best beer in the world, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Prague & the Czech Republic and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Prague & the Czech Republic Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - architecture, history, Czech lifestyle, film, literature, music, visual arts, theatre, beer.
  • Free, convenient pull-out Prague map (included in print version), plus over 50 maps
  • Covers Prague Castle & Hradcany, Mala Strana, Stare Mesto, Nova Mesto, Ceske Budejovice, Cesky Krumlov, Plzen, Brno and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Prague & Czech Republic, our most comprehensive guide to Prague and the Czech Republic, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Prague? Check out Pocket Prague, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Neil Wilson and Mark Baker.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Top 10 Prague (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-11-01
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Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Prague covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Prague will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, whether you want to explore the largest castle complex in the world, take a stroll along the picturesque Vltava River, discover the architectural pearls among the winding alleys of the Old Town, or enjoy some of the best lager on the planet.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Prague.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Prague.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the city's history and culture. A free pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Prague.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Prague Travel Tips: An American's Guide to Her Adopted City

By Krysti Brice

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*** UPDATED for 2017 *** This wonderful little book is the perfect companion for your trip to Prague, Czech Republic. Its American author, Krysti Brice, has lived and worked in Prague for more than two decades, and in this book she combines her love of the city with her love of food, architecture and writing to give your trip a real local flavor.This book will guide you to Prague's best and trendiest restaurants, including the places locals love most. It will also lead you to the best places to shop for unique gifts or for that perfect addition to your travel treasures. And there's lots of public transport advice and practical information to boot!This is not a typical guidebook - it is a real insider's take on Prague that is sure to enhance your stay.

Lonely Planet Pocket Prague (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet's Pocket Prague is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take in Prague's Gothic architecture, hang out an ornate cafe or explore the grand Prague castle; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Prague and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Prague:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Prague map (included in print version), plus over 16 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Hradcany, Mala Strana, Stare Mesto, Nove Mesto, Petrin Hill, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Vinohrady, Zizkov and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Prague is a colorful, easy-to-use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Prague's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Prague & the Czech Republic guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Mark Baker.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Prague: Prague Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Prague (Prague Travel, Travel to Prague, Travel Eastern Europe, Europe Travel, Backpacking Europe, Czech Republic Travel)

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The Ultimate Guide to Prague Travel
Forget those long and boring guidebooks! 101 Coolest Things to Do in Prague cuts out the nonsense and gives you all the essential information for the best ever trip to Prague and the Czech Republic.

Why You Need 101 Coolest Things To Do in Prague
  • We tell you the things that other Prague travel guides don’t. Here’s a snippet of what you’ll learn from the book.
  • - the very best things to shove in your pie hole, from bar snacks like pickled sausages to the best Michelin star restaurants in Prague
  • - the best shopping so that you can take a little piece of Prague back home with you, whether that's from a riverside flea market or an 18th century glass shop
  • - incredible festivals, whether you want party hard at an electronic music festival or you want to discover the local folk traditions of the Czech Republic
  • - the coolest historical and cultural sights that you simply cannot afford to miss from Prague Castle to the oldest synagogue in all of Europe
  • - outstanding experiences in nature from racing in a bobsleigh to swimming in Prague's river
  • - and tonnes more coolness besides!
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Fodor's Prague: with the Best of the Czech Republic (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Offering value, a vibrant nightlife scene, and one of the most beautiful old cities in all of Europe, it's no wonder that Prague is the single most-visited destination in Eastern Europe. The full-color Fodor's Prague guide provides all the recommendations and tips travelers need for exploring this picturesque city.

Lonely Planet Prague City Map (Travel Guide)

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From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher

Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Prague City Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions, transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full colour navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Prague, so begin your journey now!

  • Durable and waterproof
  • Easy-fold format and convenient size
  • Handy slipcase 
  • Full colour and easy-to-use
  • Extensive street and site index
  • Images and information about top city attractions
  • Handy transport maps
  • Practical travel tips and directory
  • Itinerary suggestions
  • Covers Prague Castle, Hradcany, Mala Strana, Petrin Hill, Josefov, Wenceslas Square, Nove Mesto, Holesovice

Check out Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic, our most comprehensive guidebook to the city, covering the top sights and most authentic off-beat experiences. Or check out Lonely Planet Pocket Prague, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss experiences for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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