Prague New Town Travel Guide

Dancing House Prague

Prague New Town, founded in 1348 by Charles IV, was carefully planed an laid out around three large market-places: the Hay Market (Senovážné Square), the Cattle Market (Charles Square), and the Horse Market (Wenceslas Square). Twice as large as the Old Town, the area was mainly inhabited by tradesmen and craftsmen. During the late 19th… Continue reading Prague New Town Travel Guide

Czech National Drinks and Beverages Czech Alcohol

Pilsner Urquell

Czech beers are famous around the world, but nowhere are they drunk with such appreciation as in Prague. The Czechs take their beer (pivo) seriously and are very proud of it. The Czech Republic also produces considerable amounts of wine, both red and white, mainly in Southern Moravia. Little of it is bottled for export.

Prague Little Quarter Travel Guide 6 Amazing Sights

Kampa Island Prague

The Prague Little Quarter (Malá Strana) is the part of Prague least affected by recent history. Hardly any new building has taken place here since the late 18th century. The quarter is rich in splendid Baroque palaces and old houses. The center of the Prague Little Quarter has always been Little Quarter Square (Malostranské náměstí),… Continue reading Prague Little Quarter Travel Guide 6 Amazing Sights

Most Czech Republic Guide

Hněvín Castle Most

The devout believe that faith can move mountains. The people of the Czech town of Most believed faith (and civil engineering) could move the entirety of the Gothic church at the historic center of their town to a new location about 2,755 feet away. And so they did. In the 1960’s the discovery of rich… Continue reading Most Czech Republic Guide

Prague Old Town Travel Guide

Prague Old Town

The heart of the city is Prague Old Town (Staré Město) and its central square. In the 11th century the settlements around the Castle spread to the right bank of the Vltava. A marketplace in what is now Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) was first mentioned in 1091. Houses and churches sprang up around the square, determining… Continue reading Prague Old Town Travel Guide

Prague Castle District and Hradcany Travel Guide 7 Amazing Tips

Prague Castle

The history of Prague begins with the Prague Castle District, founded in the 9th century by Prince Bořivoj. Its commanding position high above the river Vltava soon made it the center of the lands ruled by the Přemyslids. The buildings enclosed by the Castle walls included a palace, three churches and a monastery. Around 1320… Continue reading Prague Castle District and Hradcany Travel Guide 7 Amazing Tips

Day Trips From Prague

Karlsbad Czech Republic

The sites that attract most visitors away from the city for Prague day trips are Bohemia’s picturesque medieval castles. Karlstein Castle stands in splendid isolation above wooded valleys that have changed little since Emperor Charles IV hunted there in the 14th century. I have chosen four castles, very varied in character. There are regular organized… Continue reading Day Trips From Prague