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#1 Editor

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:23 PM

Prague ( /ˈprɑːɡ/; Czech: Praha pronounced [ˈpraɦa] ( listen)) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic.[4] Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 2.3 million.[5] The city has a temperate oceanic climate with warm summers and chilly winters.

Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of Europe[citation needed] and particularly central Europe[citation needed] during its 1,100 year existence. For centuries, during the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was the permanent seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus was also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.[citation needed] Later it was an important city in the Habsburg Monarchy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire,[citation needed] and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played major roles in the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, and in 20th-century history, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe. Main attractions include the following: Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall, and Petřín hill. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Prague boasts more than ten major museums, along with countless theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. Also, Prague is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including the famous Charles University. Its rich history makes it a popular tourist destination, and the city receives more than 4.1 million international visitors annually, as of 2009.[6][7] Prague is classified as a global city.[citation needed]

A modern public transportation system connects the city. Prague is also accessible by road, train, and air.

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#2 Editor

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 01:02 PM

This thread has been pinned to be used as a resource for all things Prague. Please post any tips, hints, advice etc to help future travellers.

Please try and keep irrelevant chit chat to a minimum.

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#3 Hallie88

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:43 AM

One of the things you can't miss is a visit to the Prague underground. For technical or strategic reasons, not all of it is accessible, but these are the parts that are open for you to explore.

The Secrets of Medieval Cellars
Over the 1,000 years that it took to build it, Prague's underground grew along with the city. First, the basements of the houses started to interconnect. One of the most remarkable spaces of this kind that you can visit is the unique Romanesque and Gothic underground of the Old Town Hall (Staroměstská radnice). The tour includes a peek into the labyrinth of the city sewer system. Afterwards, you can grab a cup of mulled wine in a refreshment stand by the City Hall or go for lunch to one of the nearby restaurants.

#4 Andy-Bolton

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:57 AM

a friend of mine is booking Prague for his Stag Do next September. What is the best area to stay in and can anyone recommend any hotels?

 

cheers



#5 Flure

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:52 AM

a friend of mine is booking Prague for his Stag Do next September. What is the best area to stay in and can anyone recommend any hotels?

 

cheers

Must it be hotels?

 

We've stayed in some fairly decent apartments.


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#6 macy37

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:45 PM

a friend of mine is booking Prague for his Stag Do next September. What is the best area to stay in and can anyone recommend any hotels?

 

cheers

 

http://www.umedvidku.cz/index.php/en

 

Great hotel that has it's own brewery attached and the ale is top quality as is the food.

 

Stayed here twice for stag dos, not the cheapest but if you don't mind 4 to a room it isn't that expensive plus it bang in the middle of town and just around the corner from another great ale house http://www.restaurac...ge=home&lang=EN  :cheers3:



#7 Andy-Bolton

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:23 PM

Must it be hotels?

 

We've stayed in some fairly decent apartments.

no doesn't have to be hotels.

 

Have you got any links? Thanks



#8 Andy-Bolton

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:30 PM

 

http://www.umedvidku.cz/index.php/en

 

Great hotel that has it's own brewery attached and the ale is top quality as is the food.

 

Stayed here twice for stag dos, not the cheapest but if you don't mind 4 to a room it isn't that expensive plus it bang in the middle of town and just around the corner from another great ale house http://www.restaurac...ge=home&lang=EN  :cheers3:

thanks, looks good! 



#9 scottincarlisle

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:46 PM

Stayed on the Kampa side last time we went. A bit quieter over Charles Bridge side but still close to centre.

 

Time before we were in the Florenc area. A bit seedier but maybe that's what you're after. :wink2:


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#10 Flure

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:03 PM

no doesn't have to be hotels.

 

Have you got any links? Thanks

Well, we used www.pragueluxuryapartments.com but that doesn't seem to be working.

 

But it looks much like these people http://www.apartment...ury-apartments/


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#11 fringo

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:59 PM

Well, we used www.pragueluxuryapartments.com but that doesn't seem to be working.

 

But it looks much like these people http://www.apartment...ury-apartments/

 

Myself and my then gf stayed in one of the apartments about 8 years ago. Nice apartments and fantastic location about 100 yds from the Old Town Square and Charles V Bridge. Great spot.

My only gripe was we had a problem with little or no hot water and they took quite a few days to sort it. I think we just unlucky though and every other aspect of the apartment and location was very good.

 

I seem to recall booking the place because a fellow TAMBer who lived in Prague recommended it, but I can't recall his name and haven't seen him post for ages.


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