Photo Hotspots

Dancing House

Charles Bridge

St. Vitus Cathedral

Astrological Clock

Cafe Slavia

Cafe Savoy

Cafe de Paris

Cafe Municipal House

Wenceslas Square


Church of St. Nicholas

Kohl's Fountain

Villa Richter

John Lennon Wall

Crawling Babies

National Theatre

Vltava Island

Church of Saint Salvator

Mlýn Huť

Colour Gallery

Prague is witness to the most compelling transformation of “New” Europe. It’s easy to forget, just 20 years on, that Czechoslovakia emerged from the fall of the Iron Curtain with a once-jailed dissident as president, inspiring the world. Especially with Prague’s current appearance: modern software company offices, chic fashion boutiques, pretty model types – often with young, business types in tow – compressed into a peerlessly restored Medieval & Baroque architecture & cobbled lanes of the Old Town.

The compact city of 1.2 million inhabitants, divided by the picturesque Vltava river & linked by stone bridges has always been a town about opportunity – not always for the good, certainly. Soviet agents, German militants, Habsburg colonists & Iron Age Slavic hordes were all drawn to the Golden City. This bend in the north-flowing Vltava has, despite its long, gray winters, pulled in wanderers & tourists with unseen force.

“Eastern Europe has been really trendy. Prague is the best-preserved city in the region…. & the best beer in Europe lands on your table there for 50 cents.”

― Rick Steves (Travel author)

“The ancient splendor & beauty of Prague, a city beyond compare, left an impression on my imagination that will never fade.”

― Richard Wagner (Componist)


Did You Know?

This is probably the Czech Republic’s best known claim to fame. The total consumption of beer – divided by every man, woman, grandparent & baby in the country is equivalent to 150 liters per year, or in other words almost half a liter daily, for every person. Unbelievable! But after tasting a foam-topped glass from the birthplace of Pilsner & understanding why beer is so popular here becomes more apparent. It’s also worth mentioning that on most menus beer is cheaper than a glass of water.

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