Your flight to Prague, city of Kings and Emperors
The capital of the Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its nickname The Golden City is well earned, as it is rich in history and architectural glory. Incredible buildings were added throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, so the city had developed its amazing skyline of a Thousand Spires and gold-covered towers. Hopefully you bring some time on your trip to Prague, so you can see all of the architectural and historical treasures.
Dancing with St. VitusAs the capital of the “Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation” and as seat for the Emperor for centuries, the city of Prague blossomed and started accumulating architecture. The Bohemian Kings and Queens had made their contribution as well. The most famous landmark is the Charles Bridge from the Old Town to the Lesser Town. Each end has an impressive tower with a gate. The fine statues that line the bridge were added later in the 17th century. The locals believe that touching the statue of the holy Nepomuk (who had been killed and thrown into the river by his King) will bring good luck. He was the vicar of St. Vitus Cathedral, the biggest church in the Czech Republic, which towers over the city and is a must-see landmark of Prague. In the crypt of St. Vitus are the royal tombs where Emperors, Kings and Queens were laid to rest. The Old Town Hall with its famous Astronomical Clock from the 15th century and Prague Castle, the biggest medieval castle complex in Europe, are also on the list of great sights.
Bohemian party nightsWhile you are up there, have a walk in the Palace Gardens that descent over several terraces under the castle down to the river. Also worth a visit is the old Jewish cemetery and museum. Here you can learn about the legend of the Golem, which once was circulating in Prague’s Jewish community. After a long day of sight-seeing you want to prepare for an equally long night of party and dancing in the numerous pubs and clubs of the city. Prague is well known all over the world for its nightlife and even more famous for the fantastic beer from towns like Budweis and Pilsen. The best preparation a good meal of the hearty bohemian cuisine, which is very heavy on meat, dumplings and gravy. To help the digestion along have the classic Becherovka, the Czech cordial that is seen as a natural treasure. Have fun in Prague, but don’t miss your Lufthansa flight home!
Information Prague Airport
- Name: Václav Havel Airport Prague
- IATA Code: PRG
- Distance to downtown Prague: 12 km
- Connection: bus, taxi, shuttle, rental car
More to see in Prague
- Golden Lane, home of alchemists and Franz Kafka
- National Marionette Theatre
- Vyšehrad, a fort of the 10th century