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Prague

See the best of Prague and get Local tips

If you're going on a Eurail trip, then you should definitely put the Czech Republic's capital on your itinerary. Its attractive streets, winding alleys and gorgeous views over tons of orange rooftops make it an exciting and beautiful city to explore. If you are more of a food-inspired traveler, then Prague has you covered with some of Europe's most hearty food and delicious beers. 

Top attractions

Prague City Guide
Prague Castle
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Prague Castle is easily one of the city's most famous sights. The castle complex is huge and includes the beautiful Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, the Golden Lane and more.

 

There are multiple tickets available that will give you access to different selections of buildings and sights inside the complex. The most expensive ticket is around €14. Families and students can get a discount, so don't forget your ID.

The Astronomical Clock Tower and Old Town Square
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You cannot miss the Old Town Square when walking through the old center of Prague! Amongst the square's beautiful buildings you will find the Astronomical Clock Tower, the Old Town Hall and the (towers of the) Týn Church.

 

Visit in December and you will discover a festive treat as the square is filled with the stalls, treats and lights of one of Prague's largest Christmas markets.

 

 

The Charles Bridge
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The Charles Bridge, or Karlův Most, is the most famous bridge in Prague that stands over the Vltava. It is often lively, filled with musicians, artists and tourists, so make sure to wake up early if you want to see it empty!

 

The bridge is great for its views and to cross to the other side of the city. However, for the best views you should cross another bridge or climb a viewpoint, like Letna Hill, so that you can see Charles Bridge with the scenery laid out behind it.

The John Lennon Wall
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Since the 1980's, the John Lennon Wall has been decorated with colorful art and quotes inspired by the Beatles. People add more graffiti every day, so you never know what you might see.

 

It is easily one of the most popular Instagram spots in the city, so you will probably need some patience to get that perfect picture. Find an image or quote you like and go for it!

Petrín Park
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Seeing Prague from above is an absolute must! There are a number of viewpoints to choose from, but Petrín Park has a great position for views of both Prague Castle and the old city center across the Vltava. Plus, you can choose to reach the top by taking a funicular! 

 

Want to go even higher? You can climb the 299 steps of Petrín Tower to get the perfect bird's-eye view! The tower, which is loosely based on the Eiffel Tower, is 63.5 meters tall. 

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The beauty of Prague from above

 

Prague has many viewpoints. Letna Hill is a great choice for getting a view of Prague's many bridges over the Vltava. Staying on that side of the river, you can climb up Petrín Hill with the Petrín Tower, which provides gorgeous views of the old center and Prague Castle. Lastly, the Klementinum in the city center has a tower which you can climb for a lookout over the orange rooftops! 

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The best of Czech Food

 

Hearty, filling dishes are the staple of menus in the Czech Republic. Knedlík, a kind of bread dumpling, is the essential dish and usually eaten with a meat stew. For dessert, a popular option is Trdelník (chimney cake). You can often buy them from street vendors and fill them with your choice of ice cream, fruits, sauces and sprinkles. 

Getting there by train

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Prague is very well connected to the rest of the Czech Republic and its surrounding countries. Popular destinations to go to from Prague include Berlin, Budapest and Vienna. All these trains leave from Hlavni Nadrazi (Prague central station), which is well connected by metro and bus. 

 

You can find all trains to and from Prague in the Eurail timetable

Berlin to Prague

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Vienna to Prague

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Budapest to Prague

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Flights and public transport

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When flying into Prague, you'll arrive at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. The airport is quite close to the city center of Prague - it takes around 30 minutes by bus. The Airport Express (AE) buses depart in front of terminal 1 and drop you off at Prague central train station (Praha Hlavni Nadrazi). Tickets cost 60 CZK (Czech Koruna) for adults and half for children.

Public transport

Prague has an extensive system of buses, trams and metros that take you pretty much everywhere you need to go. You can transfer between all modes of transport with just one ticket (valid for 30 or 90 minutes). There are also tickets available that are valid for multiple days.