PRAGUE: MYSTICAL | GRAND | BEWITCHING
SHOP: CZECH EASTER EGGS
A tradition when eggs are decorated in intricate geometrical, floral or snowflake patterns, in a wide range of colors, and given away during Easter.
SEE & DO: PRAGUE CASTLE - UNESCO
A UNESCO World Heritage site, consisting of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles.
SEE: OLD TOWN ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK
Hailed as one of the greatest treasures of the city, this clock continues to amaze people with its procession of Apostles, moving statues and visualization of time, like no other instrument in the world.
SEE: GARDENS AND CASTLE AT KROMĚŘÍŽ
This UNESCO World Heritage Site played a significant role in the development of Baroque garden and palace design in central Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries.
SEE & DO: CHARLES BRIDGE
Commissioned by King Charles IV in 1357, this bridge crosses the Vltava river, spanning 16 arches and 30 Baroque statues of religious figures.
SEE & DO: VYŠEHRAD
Associated with many legends, this fortress lies high on a cliff above the Vltava river. It can be easily identified from afar due to the Gothic towers of the Church of St. Peter and Paul.
SEE & DO: STRAHOV MONASTERY
This is one of the oldest working monasteries of the Premonstratensian Order in the world, since 1143. Fire, the Hussite Wars, religious wars, and the Communists all failed to shut down this institution.
SEE & DO: CHURCH OF ST. BARBARA
Developed as a result of the exploitation of the silver mines in the 14th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site became a royal city endowed with monuments that symbolized its prosperity.
SEE & DO: ČESKÝ KRUMLOV - UNESCO
Situated on the banks of the Vltava river, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was built around a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements.
SEE & DO: DANCING HOUSE
This property represents a man and a woman dancing together, and was designed in partnership by Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunić, marking a singular moment of national transition and celebration.
STAY: THE EMBLEM HOTEL
Situated a block from Old Town Square, this posh boutique hotel is a pre-war office building that blends bohemian style and high-tech amenities.
STAY: RADISSON BLU ALCRON HOTEL
A 1932 lavish Art Deco hotel, located on Stepanska, just off Wenceslas Square, in the city center. The Michelin star-rated restaurant Alcron is situated in this hotel.
STAY: PACHTUV PALACE
A cultural and architectural landmark situated near the Charles Bridge in the center of Prague. It offers extravagantly decorated rooms and suites, impeccable personal service and a prime location in the heart of the city.
STAY: HILTON PRAGUE
This hotel is a perfect base to discover the beauties of Prague, located within walking distance to the city center full of local attractions, shops and a lively night scene.
STAY: BUDDHA-BAR HOTEL
A legendary hotel and bar combo located in the heart of Prague, steps away from Old Town Square. Rooms are exquisitely decorated and offer the best in luxury, style and comfort.
STAY: ARIA HOTEL PRAGUE
Designed by Rocco Magnoli of Versace fame, this luxurious hotel is situated in the historic Mala Strana quarter in the heart of Prague, and is a musical haven for aficionados of the arts.
SPA: BEER SPA BERNARD
A bar and bath session where spa-goers can drink as much beer as they want while soaking in a tub filled with the warm and continuously bubbling beverage. Top off with a massage.
A 10-layer honey cake flavored with cinnamon which many liken to taste like golden sunshine.
EAT: TERASA U ZLATÉ STUDNĚ
Fine dining and panoramic views go hand-in-hand in this rooftop restaurant located in a 16th-century building.
EAT: LA DEGUSTATION BOHÊME BOURGEOIS
This upscale Michelin-starred restaurant features a contemporary twist to 19th-century Czech cuisine.
EAT: KAMPA PARK RESTAURANT
This elegant restaurant serves up gourmet French-style dishes, in an exclusive location by the river on Kampa Island, right next to Charles Bridge.
EAT: CODA RESTAURANT
This elegant restaurant located in the Aria Hotel, offers breathtaking views and a contemporary twist on dishes that capture the essence traditional Czech cuisine.
An outstanding wine bar located in the heart of Prague, offering a rich selection of international wines, with a focus on small Czech winemakers.
DRINKS: THE STRAHOV MONASTIC BREWERY
Located just behind the Prague Castle, this monastery is known for brewing rich, classic Czech lagers, as well as special seasonal brews.
A huge selection of 60 absinthes are available, all expertly prepared by bartenders in the traditional manner or to be enjoyed in cocktails, ice-cream, slush, beer and chocolate.
SHOP: BOHEMIAN CRYSTAL
Buy immensely popular glass pieces that are hand-cut, engraved, blown and painted. These colorful treasures are prized internationally for high quality, craftsmanship, beauty and innovative designs.
SHOP: CHRISTMAS MARKET TWILIGHT
During the holiday season, Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square transform into a festive district for shoppers to enjoy Christmas carols, tasty treats and hot wine.
Photo By: ©Prague City Tourism
Situated on both banks of the Vltava River, Prague is an enchanting city filled with cobbled lanes, bridges, cathedrals, walled courtyards, and a 9th century castle. Almost undamaged by WWII, Prague's medieval center is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and is one of Europe’s most important cities for architecture and design. It is also a vibrant city full of energy, music, art, fine dining experiences and freshly brewed beer. Holiday markets turn the city into a festive experience complete with bright lights, carols and tasty treats.
Links take you directly to the establishment's site. For point-to-point directions, check out our custom Google Map.
BEFORE YOU GO
The best way to see this compact city is on foot or by public transport. One ticket will allow you to travel between trams, buses and the metro (subway) for a specified amount of time. Taxi drivers have a notorious reputation for overcharging, and as such, should only be used as an airport transfer to the hotel. Trains are a typical way to explore cities outside of Prague.
Lavish hotels with opulent views are conveniently located within walking distance of many of the city’s historical attractions. Stay at some of the finest establishments decorated with a vibrant bohemian flair.
Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa
Aria Hotel Prague
Golden Well Hotel
Hotel King’s Court
Hotel Pachtuv Palace
Hotel Three Storks
Le Palais Art Hotel Prague
Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel
The Emblem Hotel
The Mark Luxury Hotel
The traditional fare in Prague is typically a delicious combination of pork, dumplings, and cabbage.
Sweet local delicacies include fruit dumplings called Ovocné Knedlíky, thin crepe-like pancakes, known as Palačinky, and Medovnik, a 10-layer honey cake flavored with cinnamon.
On the savory side, sample Nakládaný Hermelín and Utopenci, pickled cheese and sausage, which pair well with beer. For a heartier meal order beef sirloin smothered in gravy, topped with cranberry sauce, a slice of lemon, cream, and served with bread dumplings, also known as Svíčková Na Smetaně.
There are 2 not-to-be-missed Michelin starred restaurants, along with numerous fabulous dining establishments in this city.
Francouzská Restaurace Art Nouveau
La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise - Michelin Star
Terasa U Zlaté Studně
The Alcron - Michelin Star
Prague is a city that is synonymous with beer. This frothy beverage can be enjoyed at many pubs, restaurants and beer gardens. There are 2 monasteries that brew their own stash. Bars with quirky themes seem to dot this city.
Letna Beer Garden
Prague Beer Museum
The Strahov Monastic Brewery
Zanzibar Café & Restaurant
SEE & DO
The city is rich in medieval monuments, and comprises three separate cities - the Old Town (Stare Město), the Lesser Town (Malá Strana) and the New Town (Nove Město). Prague is one of the only cities that was left undamaged after World War 2, and as such has many well-preserved buildings. A short trip outside of Prague also proves to be fruitful for fans of history, design, architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž
Historic Centre of Český Krumlov
Historic Center of Telč
Kutná Hora: Church of St Barbara
Old Town Astronomical Clock
There are excellent spas located in many of the luxury hotels in Prague. The one that stands out is the Beer Spa, where guests soak in a beer filled tub, then lie on a heated bed and top off the experience with a massage. It is also recommended that guests consume the beverage during the soak.
Beer Spa Bernard
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
Browse through boutique stores to find natural cosmetics, puppets, bohemian crystal, porcelain wares, garnet jewelry, handmade soaps, beeswax candles, dried flowers, scented oils and more. In late November, check out the brightly lit Christmas markets and during Easter, pick up some intricately hand-painted eggs.
Erpet Bohemia Crystal