You may not know much about this mysterious city in the Central part of Europe, but it may be your next vacation spot. Prague, Czech Republic is one of the oldest European cities, in part because it was never destroyed during World War II. You’ll find the city to be both rich with history and charm, as well as entertainment, so don’t hesitate to dive into the local culture.
Why the Summer?
Prague is known to have very comfortable summers for the early stretch of May, June, and early July. These are prime months to take a getaway trip to Prague. The city is buzzing with street music, festivals, museums, river tours, and an incredible nightlife. You’ll truly get to know the history and culture of this breathtaking place by just sitting in a local coffee shop and talking with the barista.
What to Expect
Some people are hesitant to visit a city such as Prague because they don’t have much information on it. When people think of traveling to Europe, they think of places like Italy, France, and Spain, but they don’t realize that Prague is a hidden gem.
Here is what to expect:
- Very inexpensive
- Festivals, Museums, Live Music, River Tours
- Old buildings/rich history
- Friendly Locals (most of which speak English)
- Plethora of different food
Most people in Prague can speak English. They will recognize your preferred language when you start to speak and will likely flip a switch so that they can converse with you. The night life is tremendous, and if you’re one who enjoys beer tasting, Prague is known for its abundance of Beer Gardens.
Prague Castle – the castle, which sits at the top of the hill on the west side, is the largest ancient castle in the world. It is a must-see attraction when visiting because you will be able to feel the history of the city. It is the largest castle complex in the world, measuring around 750,000 square feet.
Charles Bridge – this pedestrian bridge crosses the Vltava River splitting each side. This can get very crowded with tourists taking pictures, so the best time to walk across and really take in the scenery is either at dawn or dusk to capture the sunset or sunrise.
Tram – the electric light rail system in Prague is quite unbelievable and efficient. They do have a subway, but the tram is above ground and inexpensive to use. Hop on a tram and ride throughout the city to different coffee shops, bookstores, beer gardens, and restaurants. This is one of the best ways to engulf yourself as a local.
Astronomical Clock – located in the Old Town Square, it is mounted on the wall of the clock tower of Town Hall, where it has been since 1410. Its ornate dials track the astronomical movements of the sun and the planets. People find it hard to take their eyes off it.
The Perfect Stop for Danube River Cruisers
Because of its location, Prague, Czech Republic is also one of the most popular pre-cruise or post-cruise stops for those partaking in a Danube River Cruise. Flowing through Germany, Austria, Hungary, and seven other countries all the way to the Black Sea, the Danube River is the perfect way to take in the beauty of Central Europe. If you’re interested in booking a Danube River Cruise, allow Worldwide Cruises & Tours to help. There are several tour companies that offer opportunities to extend your trip on land, so why not take advantage and explore all that Prague has to offer? We’re here to guide you in your planning and find you the right deal on your next dream vacation! Contact us today at 214-929-2069 to start planning.