IntroductionKnown as the city of one hundred spires, Prague is a truly fascinating city. Having escaped any serious wartime damage, the Czech Republic’s capital boasts an incredibly rich architectural heritage. Situated on the banks of the Vltava (Moldau) river in central Europe, the city is dominated by the beautiful fairytale castle sitting atop a low ridge and graced by a series of enchanting bridges. It is no exaggeration to say that (especially when lit-up at night-time) Prague is magical.
The seat of the Holy Roman Empire during the fourteenth century, Prague still exhibits this medieval inheritance and a reputation for cultural excellence. What awaits you is a unique combination of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau treasures. The best times to visit are in early Spring and late Autumn and if the cold doesn’t worry you, winter time makes for a particularly romantic atmosphere when the many church spires are dusted with snow.
In the past this city inspired such greats as Mozart and Beethoven and continues to do so with thousands of others today. Furthermore, there are many museums scattered throughout the city. However it is worth noting that there is also another side to Prague, with its famous beer halls and cafes the selection of entertainment is wide. In general Prague is incredibly tourist-friendly and costs of living (although rising) are still very low. The largely pedestranized areas are easily covered by foot with new treasures to be discovered at every corner.