Best things to do in Prague

Where to go? What to see? How to get there?

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Postby stockczech » 14-Feb-08 16:50

Exciting? Depends on your point of view, but maybe use public transport, not taxis; visit the zoo; try some of the activities here

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Postby saillael » 18-Feb-08 21:08

If you love the outdoors, walk the city by all means and don't forget to look up. But also walk up Petrin Hill and have a picnic. By all means drink lots of beer at outdoor cafes. The ones off of Old Town Square are much better priced. Spend time on the river by renting a paddle boat. On rainy days, duck into some of the many churches. Definitely buy a good guidebook and prioritze some sites to see before you go. Have a wonderful time. I won't go to Prague without eating at least once at the Louvre cafe in old town near the national theatre.
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Postby Anna683 » 20-Feb-08 17:46

saillael wrote:Definitely buy a good guidebook
I agree. Lonely Planet is excellent. Very practical and up-to-date. I find it invaluable.
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Postby ta » 04-Mar-08 5:52

Hi,

I didn't get to read all of the answers/advices from other people so hopefully I am not repeating someone else but here it is:

Go to Petrin tower (little Eiffel tower but Czech style) - once you climb all the stairs, the view is just awesome!

I am not sure if you are into a club scene but RADOST in Prague 2 is one of the best ones..they also have a cute coffee shop there.

And if you like to walk you can go visit the Vysehrad castle/park - the place is great for a bikeride..

Hope you will have fun!

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Postby PGN » 04-Mar-08 8:13

Many excellent ideas are coming out in this thread. IMO, Prague and Paris can't be compared on an equal field. Paris has been destroyed (not completely) and rebuilt so many times that the lines can be blurred between what is historical and what looks historical. Paris is a great city, I'm not trying to take away from it's beauty. Prague is the historical 'real deal.' During the beginning of 93 we found an old Roman aquaduct under our building...Prague is intoxicating no matter what your tastes are.

Some people on the thread may be offended with this next bit of advise, buy this book now, read it a couple of times, it is about WW I but it gives a pretty good insight to Czech attitudes.

http://www.amazon.com/Good-Soldier-Svej ... 0140182748

If anything, knowledge of this story will be a good way to break the ice with Czechs, some will agree while some will disagree...as I said, it is a great way to start a conversation.

Naturally after you have read the book, you must stop by:

http://www.pragueexperience.com/places.asp?PlaceID=363

and raise a mug to Svejk :wink:

Also, for a once in a lifetime experience, no matter if you go to these events or not.....you must go to:

http://www.czechopera.cz/

It is a world class opera that you will never attend for the same price anywhere else.

Take the underground, trams, and walk. Save the taxis for late night and keep in mind there is/was 2 sets of fares; local and tourist, don't get mad, accept it and use taxis only when really needed.

There are a lot of tourist from other countries there, most to sight see, a small minority for financial gain:

Keep you wallet/valuables in a fanny pack under your shirt. Don't place all of your money in one pocket. Mugging isn't the problem, it's those frisky pick pockets that will get you.

GUARD YOUR PASSPORT!!!!

You can get a new one at the Embassy but it will eat up two days worth of your trip.
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Postby fierykat » 13-Apr-08 23:55

Just got back... :(

Agree about Petrin, but also try going up the funicular, it's fun
Make sure you find the statue of Libuse & Premysl when you go to Vysehrad :wink:

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