1960–1992: 10 kraje, Prague , and (from 1970) Bratislava ( capital of Slovakia); these were divided into 109–114 okresy; the kraje were abolished temporarily in Slovakia in 1969–1970 and for many purposes from 1991 in Czechoslovakia ; in addition, the Czech Socialist Republic and the Slovak Socialist Republic were
Prague is the seventh- richest region in the EU, according to new Eurostat data that ranks European regions by GDP per capita, a measure of goods and services produced in a region per each inhabitant. Prague topped Bratislava in this year’s rankings, while in the past the city came in behind the Slovak capital.
Prague became the capital of independent Czechoslovakia after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1918. After the war, Czechoslovakia was re-established as an independent state, and Sudeten Germans were thrown out and sent back to Germany and Austria.
Prague is famous for well-preserved castles, Baroque and Gothic cathedrals, medieval squares, dreamy bridges, nightlife spots, and a lively arts scene. It’s known for its centuries of history and cultural heritage, where the medieval heart of Europe can be felt in its cobblestone streets.
The present-day Czech Republic was first populated by Celts in the 4th century B.C. The Celtic Boii tribe gave the country its Latin name = Boiohaemum (Bohemia). The Celtics were later replaced with the Germanic tribe (around 100 A.D.) and the Slavic peoples (6th century).
Top 10 Things to Avoid in Prague Sightseeing. Wasting Time Waiting for the Cuckoo. Charles Bridge in the Middle of the Day. Getting around. Getting Pickpocketed on the 22 Tram. Getting Ripped off by Taxis. Shopping and money. Tacky Souvenir Shops. Rip-off Exchange Offices. U Fleku’s Pushy Waiters. Wenceslas Square Sausages. Restaurants on Old Town Square.
The official language of the Czech Republic is Czech .
Cleanliness. Prague is a very clean city, and this is one of the reasons why we kept saying that Prague was more beautiful than Paris (and it smells better too!) We always saw workers out and about sweeping up the streets, keeping everything neat and tidy.
Prague can be a very cheap city to visit but it can also be very expensive . It depends where you pull out your wallet. Because there are so many tourists and almost all of them visit the same few sites, it is just good business sense for a shop or restaurant owner to raise their prices and collect as much as they can.
The best times to visit Prague are the spring and early fall when the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds . Because of the city’s generally chilly climate, the warmer summer months (average high temperatures hover in the low to mid-70s) see the largest influx of tourists – which means higher hotel rates.
The Czech territory was occupied by Germany , which transformed it into the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The protectorate was proclaimed part of the Third Reich, and the president and prime minister were subordinated to the Nazi Germany’s Reichsprotektor.
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
An average tourist will spend around 2500 CZK (100 EUR) per person per day . The lowest daily budget can be as low as 900 CZK if you stay at hostels, eat takeaways and use public transport. If you stay in private accommodation, eat at average restaurants but control your budget you can get by on 2500 CZK a day .
Strip Clubs Now, onto the stag do essentials. As mentioned earlier, New Town is brimming with strip clubs. It’s, unofficially, Prague’s ‘ Red Light District ‘ – boasting a bevy of beautiful Czech girls. Goldfingers is one of the most recognised spots in Wenceslas Square, set in a former theatre.
Vienna is far more significant historically and culturally, with many world class museums. On the other hand Prague looks much more beautiful and a better place than Vienna for just wandering around and hanging out, the nightlife is better too. Not to mention it is much cheaper than Vienna if budget is an issue.