”Mother Prague has clutches,” Franz Kafka wrote, nearly one hundred years ago. Prague’s convoluted streets may keep you in those clutches, loving every second of it. Anyone who has wandered around the cobbled streets and Gothic alleyways, seeing the moon hover behind the towers and pinnacles of Europe’s most beautiful capital, will definitely come back.

Facts

Population

1.2 million

Currency

1 koruna česká (Kč - CZK) = 100 haléřů

Opening hours

Businesses/Shops are open Monday to Friday 9–18/19h. Saturdays between 9–12. Most shops remain closed on Sundays. Around the tourist areas the opening hours are more generous.

Newspapers

Mladá Fronta Dnes Lidové noviny Prague Post (English)

Tourist information

Prague Information Service Addresses: - Staromestské námestí 1, Old Town Hall - Rytířská 31, Praha 1 - Main Railway Station (Hlavní nádraží) - Lesser Town Bridge Tower (Malostranská mostecká věž) - April - October +420 12 444 or +420 221 714 444 tourinfo@pis.cz

Travel to Prague

Book your flights to Prague with Etihad Airways. At over a thousand years old Prague is one the most iconic and historically significant cities in central Europe.

Top 5 Things To Do in Prague

  • Crossing the River Vltava, the 14th century Charles Bridge links The Old Town and Prague Castle. In daylight it is pleasantly hectic with a multitude of street artists, musicians, and artisans. To appreciate its romantic side cross the bridge in the early hours
  • The Municipal House, with its beautiful frescos and stained glass windows, is without doubt one the grandest concert halls in Europe
  • The Old Town Square dates from the 13th century and it is impossible not to appreciate the cultural significance of this stunning European location
  • Probably the most important artistic venue in the entire Czech Republic, the National Gallery exhibits a plethora of national and international artwork
  • Founded in the 9th century, Prague Castle dominates the skyline and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The daily changing of the guard and the expansive gardens only add to the importance of this national monument

Plan Your Prague Holiday

In Prague, climate is a factor. The summer is hot with temperatures reaching up to 35-40 degrees Celsius. In the winter it is numbingly cold, temperatures regularly dropping well below freezing; -15 degrees Celsius is not unusual so be prepared. This is why many people choose to visit during the spring and autumn months. Whatever you decide, plan well to enjoy your visit.

Finding flight deals to Prague is easy with Etihad's popular deals. As one of Europe’s most popular destinations it is essential that you book your hotel and tickets to Prague well in advance. Cheap hotels in Prague can be found and as a rule, the earlier you reserve the more options you will have.

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