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WHY WE HEART PRAGUE

Prague is undoubtedly one of the most charming historic capitals in the world. While you want to explore the beautiful Old Town Square, and wander through historic churches and old castles, there’s a hell of a lot more to soak in than the city’s quaint surroundings. You’ll also be keen to soak up bundles of BEER. Prague’s brewing scene is one of the best in the world competing with the big-guns like Belgium and Germany so be sure to check out local beer gardens and microbreweries the Czech capital has to offer. A pretty justified reason to book a trip ASAP.

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THE ULTIMATE PRAGUE TRAVEL HUB

The Czech Inn is a contemporary luxury hostel located in the hip area of Vinohrady, lying along one of the city’s best tramlines to explore Prague. The traditional bar downstairs offers a range of local Czech beers on tap, and we’re moments away from an awesome range of cafes, bars and beer gardens and some of Prague’s most beautiful parks.

What to do, when to do it

Spring & Summer

Bustling Beer Gardens, Prague Castle, Old Town Square, Lennon Wall, Naplavka Farmers Market, Museum Hopping, Charles Bridge, Parks and Gardens, Vineyards, Beer tasting at hostel. See the 6 Best Summer Spots in Prague.

Autumn

Prague Castle, Old Town Square, Lennon Wall, Parks and gardens (Stromovka, largest park in Prague), Beer Gardens, Charles Bridge, Cosy cafes, Naplavka Farmers Market, Beer tasting at hostel

Winter

Famous Christmas markets, Shopping, Ice Skating, Old Town Square, Museums, New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Beer tasting at hostel

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRAGUE'S CLIMATE

There is no wrong season in which to visit the glorious city of Prague. You’ll be blessed with beautiful blue skies and sunshine between July and August (with June and September being a great time to visit too) and temperatures rise pleasantly high without melting you away. However the winter is also a special time to visit the Czech capital, as snowfall embellishes the cobbled streets in January and February and crowds of tourists are far less likely. If you’re popping over to explore their amazing Christmas markets, make sure you bundle up as December has average highs of 2 degrees! That’s besides the point though, as Prague feels like a living fairytale at any time of the year, no matter the weather.

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SURVIVAL TIPS

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    Exchanging Currency Never exchange money on the streets. There are many currency exchange offices that mislead & overcharge. We recommend EXCHANGE on the corner of Kaprova & Maiselova near Old Town Square.
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    Taxis Do not take idle taxis in the city center, they are known for ripping tourists off. We recommend mobile apps - Uber, Liftago, Taxify or reliable services like AAA Taxi
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    Pickpockets Prague is generally very safe, however areas where tourists frequent are cut and dry, and pickpockets know it. Watch your things.
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    Beer prices & etiquette Want to have a beer at a proper Czech pub? Place a beer mat on your table indicating your desire for a beer. Your waiter will continue to bring you fresh pints until you stop them. Oh, and never pay more than 50 czk for .5L of Pilsner Urquell.
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    Watch out for Trdlo/Trdelnik these pastries can be found at kiosks all over the city center, some with ice cream in them and they are NOT CZECH, plus they smell better than they taste. Same applies to Thai massages, "historical" car tours, tacky souvenir shops selling KGB hats and other items that are clearly not made in the Czech Republic.
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    See Prague like a local Old town is beautiful, but districts like Vinohrady, Vršovice, Žižkov, Karlín and Holešovice are full of stunning architecture, fantastic restaurants, local bars, farmers markets, incredible views of the city and much less crowded.
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    Transport etiquette You can buy 30 min or 90 min (24 czk / 32 czk) tickets to use any and all buses, trams, metro and even some intercity trains. Validate tickets in bright yellow stamp machines. Transport is run on the honor system, however there are controllers dressed as normal people who will check and fine you if unvalidated. You can purchase tickets in vending machines, kiosks, tabak shops, and even on some of the trams. this If you are sitting and a pregnant women or elderly person gets on, please give your seat.
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    For more tips Check out Prague's Honest Guide

WHAT CAN YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY IN PRAGUE?

  • Pint of beer
    20-40 CZK
  • Hotdog from a street vendor
    40 CZK
  • 24hr public transport pass
    90 CZK
  • 3-day public transport pass
    250 CZK
  • Light lunch
    130 CZK
  • Mid-range dinner with wine
    250-350 CZK
  • Budget dinner
    100-150 CZK
  • Coffee
    40 CZK
  • Large bottle of water from shop
    13 CZK
  • Marlboro cigarettes
    100 CZK

15 MONEY SAVING TIPS IF YOU THINK YOU’RE TOO BROKE TO TRAVEL

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