Prague is well-known for its beautiful architecture and beer, but there is so much more to this well-loved city. Yes, we’re referring to Czech food – its diverse flavors presented in dishes such as the potato soup, traditional roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut, fruit dumplings and apple strudel.
A typical Czech breakfast consists of a slice of rye bread or a roll (rohlík) with a spread such as butter, jelly, or honey, or perhaps a slice of cheese or meat such as salami or ham. This versatile meal is an incredibly popular way to begin the day in the Czech Republic.
Traditional Czech cuisine is not exactly a synonym for healthy cooking. Although Czech eating habits have been shifting towards a healthier lifestyle, traditional recipes are still popular – and those tend to be high in calories, fat, and sugar. Meat is very common, as are various sauces, condiments, and dumplings.
What: Guláš is goulash —a rich, slow-cooked meat-and-vegetable stew, seasoned primarily with sweet paprika, that’s everywhere in Prague —and. And it’s not goulash soup—that’s also common around here, but it’s more a Hungarian thing.
Slivovice . This strong plum brandy is perhaps the most traditional drink in the Czech Republic – consumed by the shot to commemorate, well, just about anything.
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 .
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.
Following the dissolution of the monarchy , the Bohemian lands, now also referred to as Czech lands, became part of Czechoslovakia , and form today’s Czech Republic (Czechia) since 1993. List of Bohemian monarchs.
|Monarchy of Bohemia|
|First monarch||Bořivoj I (as duke)|
|Last monarch||Charles III (as king)|
Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Prague should cost around Kč196 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Prague is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
Christianity accounted for 31.5% of Czech citizens. Roman Catholics were the largest Christian denomination, making up 27.1% of Czech citizens, while Protestants made up 1.0%, and other types of Christians were 3.4%. Atheists accounted for 25.8% of the population.
People often say that Czech is one of the most difficult languages in the world. An English person, however, might find Czech very hard because the grammar structure and words are very different to English. Our students are mostly English speakers and they know that learning Czech is not always a breeze.
Czech Republic Culture Mostly Roman Catholic and some Protestant, including churches such as the Reformed, Lutheran, Methodist, Unity of Czech Brothers and Baptist. There is a small Jewish community, mainly in Prague.
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.
Tipping in the Czech Republic is commonly expected. Foreign visitors are often expected to tip at least 10%. (N.B. This practice holds true mainly in Prague and leading tourist “meccas” such as Cesky Krumlov, not in the general countryside, where foreigners are not expected to do anything more than locals.)
For a good goulash in the centre of Prague , we’d visit the Mincovna restaurant in the Old Town Square, or the KATR restaurant nearby (popular among former Czech hockey and and football players).