Prague is known as the "city of 1,000 spires". But you can also call it the "city of 1,000 sightseeing attractions". Discover it!
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The best way to get a first overview of the city? Climb to the top of one of the 1,000 spires! The Old Town Hall Clock, the Powder Tower on Republic Square and the Petřín viewing tower, a copy of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, offer a great view. And then? Back down the tower and into the city - there is so much to see!
There are all sorts of ways to explore Prague: of course the traditional way is on foot, from Wenceslas Square across the Charles Bridge to Prague Castle. By the way, Prague Castle is one of the biggest castles in the world! Or do you want to experience the city like a Prague local? Then, take the tram lines 22 or 26 or the nostalgic retro trams on line 91 through the city and hop off at the various sightseeing attractions. The Dancing House is an absolute must on any tour - it really is extraordinary. You can also take in the city's highlights by boat: boat trips are offered daily on the Vltava.
If you want to combine your city sightseeing with a little sporting activity, why not join a bicycle city tour? Of course you can hire a bike and a guide is always there to lead the tour. They will show you the way to many of the city's historical sites and famous attractions.
Another way you can have lots of fun while exploring the city is by taking a ride on a Segway. You steer this electrically-powered, two-wheeled vehicle with your body movements. A guide will also lead you across all the big squares, down the most important streets and through the most impressive alleys. They will show you interesting buildings in Prague and of course how to steer the Segway round the bends.
Your city tour is over, you've seen lots, but you are still not tired yet? Then off to the park! For instance, in Prague there is the "Stromovka Park", an arboretum. Once a royal wildlife park, today Prague's young people love to come here, because here they can skate, play football and even go horse riding.
Now you are surely ready for a break. If you want to recharge your batteries with some Czech specialities, you really will be spoilt for choice. Czech cuisine is well known for its hearty dishes that can be a struggle for even the biggest eaters. A traditional brewery house is the best place to go for savoury dishes. The "U Fleku" brewery house is a particular highlight: here roast pork, sausages and dumplings in all variations are served - the favourite dishes of the Czechs.
Or maybe you fancy a typical Czech sweet treat: the most popular are called buchteln, kolach and palačinka. You can find out what these names are all about yourself: simply try all three! They are served in the many coffee houses in Prague, for example in the "Slavia" coffee house on the bank of the Vltava. And then a hot chocolate to go with it, yummy!
Why not combine your quest for sweet treats with a spot of shopping? The "Černá Ruže", one of the city's largest shopping centres, is full to the brim with shops, boutiques, restaurants and coffee houses. You're bound to find something to suit your taste there!
If you are looking for a special souvenir stop by at the "Yoyo Store". They not only have a huge range of yo-yos, all of which you can try out - they also offer help and tips to anyone, who can't use a yo-yo. By the way, the 2014 Yo-Yo World Championships took place in Prague.
Good to know
There are all sorts of ghost stories about Prague. That is probably because the city has been around for so long. For example, Prague Castle was built as early as the 9th century!
Has our information about Prague got you curious? You're not the only one: the Czech Republic's capital is very popular among tourists. Over 5 million visitors come every year. That puts Prague under the top 10 most visited European cities!
So, pack your cases - and don't forget to change your money first, because the official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown, called "Koruna".
When you arrive you can say "dobrý den" to people, which is Czech for "good day". And what are you bound to say when you leave again? "Prague? Krásné město!" (Prague? Beautiful city!)