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.
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 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.
Unlike Russia, the Czech Republic is a member of Western institutions including the European Union, NATO and the OECD. Both countries are full members of the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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 official language of the Czech Republic is Czech .
English in Prague In Prague, a great number of native citizens speak English at least a bit. Of course, knowledge of the English language gets better with higher education, however older people in the Czech Republic quite often do not speak English at all.
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.
The distance between Russia and Prague is 5165 km . The road distance is 1927.1 km.
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).
Living costs in the Czech Republic are considered to be affordable. The average living costs of students range from 350 to 750 USD per month, including meals, accommodation, public transport and culture. The current exchange rate is available at the Czech National Bank website.