Prague Tourism

Prague (Capital of the Czech Republic) is a magical city crammed with amazing architecture, museums and art and intellectual pursuits. Tourist traveling to Prague city is enamoured by its breathtaking vistas, bridges along Vltava River with glorius staues, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes. Considered as one amongst cheapest cities to travel in Europe, it offers great panorama for shutterbugs. Prague is the best known city in the Czech Republic, it's a historic town and perfect for a weekend break, or as a base of operations to explore the rest of the country. Founded in late 9th century, Prague is a great bohemian destination which one should not miss in Europe.

People who visit Prague compare it to Paris in terms of beauty and culture. The city is beautifully located on both the banks of the Vltava River and for its townscape; the city is replete with burger houses and palaces punctuated by towers.The Historic Centre of this city delineates a supreme manifestation of Medieval urbanism. This city played a significant role in Europe as the architectural works of the Gothic Period (14th and 15th centuries), of the High Baroque, of the 1st half of the 18th century and of the rising modernism after the year 1900, influenced the development of Central Europe, perhaps even all European architecture. Prague represents one of the most prominent world centres of creative life in the field of urbanism and architecture that has transcended time and space.

Today, as you walk down the lanes of this splendid city, you shall come across cobblestone streets, gold-tipped spires, new galleries, cafes and modern clubs teeming with young Czechs. Due to its medieval skyline, the city is also known as the city of “hundred spires”. Due to its mystical and enticing character, the city has become one of Europe's hippiest travel destinations — a cosmopolitan city where culture buffs and pleasure seekers mingle happily in chic cafés and Gothic cathedrals. Each one of you should visit Prague at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Prague.

Essential travel information and Prague tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Prague follows UTC/GMT +1 hours. Day light saving is observed here.
  • Currency: The official currency of Prague CZK (Koruna).
  • Electricity: The electricity in Prague is 220v. The sockets take the two pin plug with round pins so keep this in mind and bring an adaptor. If you forget your adaptor then you can get one in a hardware store.
  • Internet: Internet in Prague is largely provided by the private sector and is available in a variety of forms, using a variety of technologies, at a wide range of speeds and costs.
  • Language: The official Language of Prague is Czech.
  • Emergency Contacts: Ambulance service phone 155, Police phone 158, Municipal police phone 156.
  • Avoid contact with women and men acting as street prostitutes as they are often pickpockets.
  • Be aware of consumption charges in night clubs; they are often high. Be careful with consumption cards, which carry high financial penalties if they are lost before the bill is paid.
  • In general, Czechs are more reserved in their dealings with foreigners than, say, Greeks or Italians might be. On being introduced, it's common to shake hands; kissing on the cheeks is reserved for family members and close friends.
  • On entering a shop it's usual to say "hello" (Dobrý den) to the shopkeeper, and to say "good-bye" (na shledanou) on leaving. It's considered rude to speak too loudly in public, though this "rule" is often suspended in pubs.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Prague

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  • I travel with a Canadian Passport and my wife with a British Passport, do we need to obtain a Visa? Bob White

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    • As the Czech Republic is a party to the Schengen Agreement, Canadians do not need a visa to travel to the Schengen area for a stay of 90 days in any 180-day period. People with UK nationality also do not need a visa to visit the Czech Republic. But, these things may change depending on the purpose of your visit and the documents you produce. So, I would suggest contacting your nearest embassy for any kind of official information. 

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  • Hi, do I need to apply for a visa to ttravel to Prague. I will be there only for one day, a single day trip of sightseeing. I hold a Malaysian passport. thanks neoh

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    • Malaysian nationals are exempted from the Prague visa. 

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  • what is pragues flag?

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    • Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. So, I suggest you search online for the Czech Republican flag. 

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  • Know the pollution level of Prague before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 38.71 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 26.91 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.2 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.13 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.72 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 22.51 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.95 (Low)
  • How safe is Prague for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Prague.

    • Burglary and Theft 18.71 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 17.58 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.13 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 53.62 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 23.45 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.94 (Low)
    • Attacks 16.9 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 35.79 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.78 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 74.4 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.79 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.24 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.7 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Prague is 157.3 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 75.49 (High)
    • Climate Index 80.67 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 36.04 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 48.42 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 73.85 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.95 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 65.48 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Prague

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.71 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.56 USD

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