Welcome to the capital of Czech Republic, a city rich in history and beer.
Prague is a city filled with Gothic churches, Art Nouveau buildings, and local pubs on what feels like every corner. Not only does Prague have charm and character but it’s also a city where you come to have some of the best nights of your life. We promise you!
During the day you’ll be able to explore all the beautiful parks like Riegrovy Sady and Letna Beer Gardens and enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the many cute cafes around the city.
Enjoy the beautiful cobblestone streets surrounding Old Town Square. Get to the Astronomical clock at the top of the hour to see the little show the clock puts on. You can also watch it from the patio at U Prince restaurant which gives you one of the best views of Old Town Square.
You think Prague is beautiful by day? Wait for the real fun at night when the nightlife and city come to life. Want something fancy? Then jump on one of the river cruises overlooking the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. If you’re looking for a bit of fun then join one of the local pub crawls like the Drunken Monkey PubCrawl which shows you the true drinking culture in the Czech Republic.
No matter the time of day, Prague is a city that is always full of life. A city full of history as well as excitement.
The heart of Prague has many historic buildings and famous monuments around the Old Town. Prague 1 is also where the majority of the nightlife and partying takes place. Filled Airbnbs and Hotels to accommodate the weekend travellers!
The neighborhood of Vinohrady. One of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city with beautiful streets and apartment buildings. Not as expensive as Prague 1 but it’s definitely not far behind. With tons of pubs, restaurants, and clubs Prague 2 is a very popular spot for expats and travellers.
Prague 3 used to be a bit of a rougher neighborhood in the early 2000s but has really come around. New cafes and shops have opened up. More affordable housing than Prague 1 and 2 has really brought a young and hip vibe to Zizkov.
Is one of the biggest districts in Prague and also a little ways from the city. Fortunately the metro is conveniently placed for people to commute. Prague 4 is also the new up and coming district for business as offices are popping up all over the place in Prague 4.
Prague 5 has always been a bit more of an industrial area/ office area. The one famous part of Prague 5 is the Staropramen Brewery and the Andel area where you can find a huge shopping center and market on Fridays.
Is the district on the way to the airport. In Prague 6 you will find it more of a Czech district with lots of older generations and houses that have been passed down from older family members to younger ones. One of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Prague 6 is Dejvice.
Prague 7 may be small in size but has two of the best parks in the city. Stromovka and Letna Park with the awesome beer gardens overlooking the city are both in Prague 7. A great neighborhood for expats and travellers. It’s a very lively district that has amazing views over the city and walking trails right to Prague Castle.
Potentially the most up and coming neighborhood for young and middle class families. Karlin has had an absolute transformation in the last few decades. Some of the best cafes, micro breweries, and restaurants can be found in Karlin. It may have a rough and industrial look but it’s really coming together and becoming the new hot spot for young expats and university students.
Prague really comes to life in December with the Christmas markets where people from all over flock to see the beautiful markets in Old Town Prague. This is the time to enjoy some hot wine, buy Christmas decorations for your home, and eat local street food like a Trdelnik.
Then when the sun starts to shine on Prague from April to September the city is booming with tourists and good vibes. With patio- and park drinking season in full swing you can always find people outside enjoying the nice weather.
Pro tip: Follow @praguetoday on Instagram for up-to-date events and special activities during your trip to Prague.
Good to know: There are two buses (119 and 191) that leave the airport and drop you off at the metro stop (Nadrazi Veleslavin). From there you can take the green line metro to downtown Prague. The whole trip will take roughly 30 minutes and costs 32 CZK (2.00 €).
If you’re coming to Prague by car we recommend to either park on the outskirts of the city and then take the metro to the center or come on the weekend when more free parking is available. Otherwise parking can be quite challenging and hard to find in the city. We recommend using this website which shows you which streets have parking for non residents and how much it costs per hour
Prague has 3 train stations, the main one being Praha Hlavni Nadrazi (hl.n.). From Praha hl.n. You can get direct trains to and from Germany, Slovakia, Austria, Croatia, and many other countries. It’s a fairly large train station but it is located very centrally in the city close to Wenceslas Square so it’s easy to get to and from.
Vaclav Havel International Airport Prague - A very popular and busy airport for international travel. A quick bus and metro ride from the airport and you’ll be in the heart of Prague.
Getting around on foot and by public transport are your best options to get around Prague as traffic gets pretty packed and there are a ton of one way streets. There’s buses, trams and metros to choose from.
You can buy tickets at any metro station as well as at designated tram stops. The majority of the machines take both cash and card. When riding the bus you can buy tickets from the driver with cash. Public transport within the city costs 24 CZK for 30 minutes and 32 CZK for 90 minutes. If you take public transport to the airport, 90 minutes is sufficient. These are the same tickets all across the city and across the different types of public transport. The metro is usually the fastest option although the tram offers the more scenic routes. You can also buy a 1-day pass for 110 CZK and a 3-day pass for 310 CZK. Don’t forget to validate your ticket by inserting it into the yellow machine before entering the metro or after hopping on the bus or tram! (Each ticket can only be validated once).
You can look here for parking spots but avoid driving at all costs. The city is so busy with trams, busses, cars, and scooters that driving is a nightmare in the city.
Prague is not known as a bike city. With its cobblestone streets and busy traffic Prague is too dangerous to ride a bike for most people. You do see the odd “Bolt” bike for rent but it’s much better to just walk around the city since it really isn’t that big for being a capital city. There are Lime scooters too that you can rent but because of the hills, the traffic, and the cobblestones a lot of accidents happen and we would not recommend these to you.
Walking is an easy, hassle free way to get around the heart of Prague. Most activities in Prague are located close together in the center of Prague (Prague 1) so walking around should be your go-to choice. We recommend using public transport, particularly the metro and trams, to get out further into the other districts. If you do decide to walk outside of Prague 1, beware of potential steep hills.
By Taxi/Car Sharing: a convenient ride back to the hotel from the bar, but be careful not to get ripped off. Uber is going to be your most affordable option. We recommend only using AAA Taxis. Prices start at 22,90 CZK per km depending on the tariff. When booking your taxi, you can ask for the one that costs 22,90 CZK per km. Always ask the driver for the estimated price up front. Tips are not included in the price, so it’s nice to tip the driver if you’re feeling generous.
Emergency numbers: Police (urgent): 158 Fire, ambulance, police: 112
Prague Card (CoolPass) - most convenient option for tourists and best way to save some money if you’re planning to do lots of activities. The CoolPass starts at 51 Euro and can be purchased here. This card gives you free access and discounts to many activities.
Prague Tourist Information Centre - Staroměstská radnice
Address: Staroměstské náměstí 1, 110 00 Praha 1- Staré Město, Czech Republic
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +420 221 714 714
Opening hours: open everyday, 10:00 to 19:00 (Jul to Sep, 9:00 to 19:00)