You’ll Love the History, Hearty Meals and Beer of Prague
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, with a skyline jagged with church spires, cathedrals and castles. It shows off architecture from the baroque, Gothic and medieval ages so that wandering the cobblestone streets makes you feel like you have gone back in time.
One cannot leave Prague without crossing the 14th century Charles Bridge, packed with sellers of art and local handicrafts. In Old Town Square, stop by the Astronomical Clock when it strikes the hour to witness a small dance of the Apostles, Death and other sculptures and then see the Prague Castle complex, which has stood sentinel over the city since the 9th century. Inside this complex is St Vitus Cathedral, which is breathtaking with its huge spires, stained glass windows and flying buttresses common of Gothic architecture.
Prague is a city to wander, with many hidden gems away from the tourist sites. Explore the city by foot, bike, by boat along the river, or even a segway tour and you might find the John Lennon wall by the river, countless little courtyards, the Mirror Maze of Petrin Hill, quaint gardens and new favourite cafes.
The Czech are known to party hard so start your night out with some of the hearty Czech food, usually featuring a combination of meat, sauce and potato dumplings. For something lighter, try an onion or garlic soup, and if you’re starving then koleno, giant roast pork knee, is for you.
Continue on to an absinthe bar to see how the potent drink should really be served. And have you heard that Czech beer is the best in all of Europe? Find out for yourself at the Prague Beer Museum, a hefty pub with 30 Czech beers on tap. A sample board comes highly recommended!